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    1. July 5, 2015

      Big-box retailers from Carpetright to Ikea turn to high street

      Since moving from Carpetright’s Croydon branch to a spruced-up “concept” store in Clapham, deputy store manager Atila...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Argos revenues down on weak TV and computer sales

      Home Retail Group has blamed weak sales of TVs, computers and tablets for a fall in first-quarter revenues at Argos...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Mulberry bags a loss

      Mulberry has (hand)bagged a loss, the government has sold a 15 per cent stake in Royal Mail and it’s going to sell all...

    2. May 29, 2015

      Supermarkets battle to mop up excess space

      Watch out by the meat counter, a branch of Argos could be about to pop up. The first two Argos stores inside J...

    3. April 29, 2015

      Argos catalogue resists the digital revolution

      Digital shopping marches inexorably on, turning the traditional retail model on its head. But amid the changes, one...

    4. January 29, 2015

      Argos to open outlets in Sainsbury stores

      Argos is to open 10 stores within J Sainsbury supermarkets, as part of the grocery chain’s plan to use excess space in...

    5. January 15, 2015

      Home Retail Group warns against rise of Black Friday discounting

      Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos and Homebase chains, has become the latest retailer to warn on British stores...

    6. December 11, 2014

      Parcels surge hits Christmas deliveries in UK

      Christmas deliveries are descending into chaos, with retailers admitting to problems getting packages to customers on...

    7. October 24, 2014

      Small-cap Week, October 25

      Shares in Blur Group rose 12 per cent this week after the AIM-quoted online services marketplace said Tesco and Argos...

    8. October 22, 2014

      Homebase plans to cut quarter of stores in digital shift

      Homebase plans to close a quarter of its stores by 2018 as part of a strategy to cut costs and become more digitally...

    9. September 19, 2014

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Home Retail Group (HOME) Given the cash pile and the scope for margin improvement, particularly at Homebase, we...

    10. September 12, 2014

      Home Retail Group shares hit despite sales growth at Argos

      Shares in Home Retail Group fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday despite a ninth consecutive quarter of positive...

    11. March 13, 2014

      Home Retail Group and Shop Direct make mis-selling provisions

      The high street has become embroiled in the payment protection insurance scandal after it emerged that Argos-owner Home...

    12. March 13, 2014

      European shares flat as supermarkets weigh

      UK supermarkets were sold off heavily on Thursday after Wm Morrison, Britain’s fourth biggest grocer, reported its...

    13. January 16, 2014

      Christmas cheer at Argos boosts Home Retail Group

      Argos expects half of its sales to be online from the next financial year as the Home Retail Group-owned retailer...

    14. January 16, 2014

      Online sales boost range of UK retailers

      UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

    15. January 16, 2014

      Aberdeen adds to FTSE fund manager woes

      Fund management stocks were lower on Thursday, after news of further net capital outflows in the sector. Aberdeen Asset...

    16. January 13, 2014

      Fears mount over empty UK shops

      Britain’s high streets face an empty shops crisis as a wave of retailers’ leases begin to expire, offering them the...

    17. January 10, 2014

      Delivery group Yodel squeezed as shoppers order online later

      Increasingly confident online shoppers made their Christmas purchases on average a week later than in 2012, according...

    18. January 5, 2014

      Retailers given head start in the warehouse

      In the stockroom of Argos’s new concept store on Old Street in London, a nervous-looking worker shows off the...

    19. December 1, 2013

      Tablet shopping to triple to £4.7bn

      This year’s Christmas presents are more likely to come from “app land” than Lapland. Shopping on tablet computers will...

    20. Business Blog

      November 27, 2013

      Can Argos out-Amazon Amazon?

      Inside Britain's 'everything store'. Photo: Bloomberg A no-frills retailer offering a keenly priced range from AA...

    21. October 23, 2013

      UK retailers report strong results

      Sales up 39 per cent, profit before tax up 37 per cent – shares down almost 4 per cent. It looks like investors in Asos...

    22. October 15, 2013

      Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

      Argos has joined the intensifying retail tablet war by launching its own device, as companies such as Tesco attempt to...

    23. September 24, 2013

      Argos deal enables eBay customers to collect from stores

      Argos, the catalogue retailer, has teamed up with eBay, to enable the online marketplace’s customers to pick up goods...

    24. September 23, 2013

      Colombia: Cementos Argos bets on US housing

      Cementos Argos, Colombia’s leading cement producer, is expanding its reach in the US and making a bold bet that the US...

    25. September 4, 2013

      Home Retail Group chief to step down

      Terry Duddy, the long-serving chief executive of Home Retail Group, has announced he is to step down next year, less...

    26. July 1, 2013

      Mopowered shops for £2m ahead of listing

      Mopowered, which helps retailers such as Next optimise their websites for sales on mobile devices, is launching a...

    27. June 27, 2013

      The business guru: Sir Stuart Rose

      Sir Stuart Rose has worked in retail for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 at Marks and Spencer, where he stayed...

    28. May 1, 2013

      Home Retail Group: click and collect?

      Delete as applicable: Argos stores are irritating/surreal/essential. Home Retail Group, which owns Argos and Homebase,...

    29. May 1, 2013

      Argos owner insists high streets will survive online onslaught

      High streets have a future despite the onslaught of online shopping, insisted Terry Duddy, chief executive of Argos and...

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      April 18, 2013

      Cementos Argos eyes $1bn share offer

      Concrete returns are hard to come by in these troubles times, so Cementos Argos’s $1bn share offering is shaping up to...

    31. March 14, 2013

      Contract win helps Aggreko top ranking

      A contract win pushed Aggreko to the top of the FTSE 100 risers on Thursday. News that the generator hire group had won...

    32. March 14, 2013

      Profit outlook boosts Home Retail shares

      Shares in Home Retail Group swung back into favour with investors after the owner of the Argos and Homebase brands...

    33. February 3, 2013

      Sir Stuart to become Fat Face chairman

      Sir Stuart Rose, the high profile former Marks and Spencer boss who last month took on the chairmanship of online...

    34. January 28, 2013

      Capita lags behind after growth concerns

      The FTSE 100 remained on track for its best start of the year in more than two decades on Monday, but Capita was left...

    35. January 17, 2013

      High street undergoing ‘seismic’ change

      The high street is undergoing “seismic” change, the chief executive of Dixons warned, as the electricals chain and...

    36. December 28, 2012

      Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

      The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier...

    37. December 27, 2012

      From sangria to a winter warehouse

      For nine sun-drenched months of the year, 24-year-old Scott Rettigan works as a holiday adviser for Tui Travel, on the...

    38. December 18, 2012

      Park Group weathers downturn

      Park Group, the gift card and Christmas hamper company, has reported an increase in revenues, as its customers have...

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