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  1. July 21, 2015

    Dividend ‘spike’ predicted ahead of tax changes

    Dividend payouts from UK companies are set to spike in the first quarter of 2016 ahead of tax reforms that will...

  2. July 10, 2015

    Primark heads for Milan with growth plans

    Primark, the fast fashion chain, is to enter Italy in 2016 — a year earlier than expected — and launch in the US in...

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  1. June 12, 2015

    Average FTSE 100 boss paid 150 times more than the average worker

    FTSE 100 chief executive and worker pay widens Greek philosopher Plato mused that the best paid in society should not...

  2. May 29, 2015

    Impending US launch of Primark arm keeps AB Foods ahead

    A sell-off in the closing minutes of trade sent the FTSE 100 sharply lower on Friday but AB Foods avoided the drop....

  3. April 30, 2015

    Primark growth potential boosts AB Foods

    AB Foods was in demand on Thursday after Morgan Stanley set out a 25-year plan for its Primark chain. Primark has the...

  4. April 24, 2015

    Week in Review, April 25

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Fears over Credit Suisse equity...

  5. April 21, 2015

    Ubiquitous chip promises Arm relevance after Moore’s Law palls

    Moore’s Law states that chip processing power doubles every two years. Bore’s Law requires tech pundits to quote...

  6. April 21, 2015

    ABF earnings soured by sugar business

    Associated British Foods’ pre-tax profits have fallen in a bittersweet set of first-half earnings, as continued...

  7. February 23, 2015

    ABF earnings bittersweet as Primark held back by sugar business

    Bargain-hunters ensured robust Christmas sales at Primark but this was not enough to offset a sharp drop in sugar...

  8. February 3, 2015

    Primark owner takes hit from biofuels plant

    Associated British Foods has blamed falling oil and bioethanol prices, and the weakening euro for its decision to take...

  9. January 15, 2015

    Rupert’s last hurrah should be to hold George to his North Sea pledge

    He never phones. He never emails. George Osborne’s top adviser Rupert Harrison long ago gave up lobbying this columnist...

  10. January 15, 2015

    Primark sales surge but sugar proves less sweet for ABF

    It was a tale of two Christmases at Associated British Foods. The British food producer reported “strong” trading at...

  11. December 5, 2014

    Warm autumn holds back sales at Primark

    Underlying sales at Primark have been lower than expected over the past three months, the discount retailer’s parent...

  12. November 4, 2014

    Primark’s fashionistas must avoid rivals’ wardrobe malfunctions

    Primark’s £5 T-shirts generally end up in one of three places: on a value conscious shopper; in a bargain bin...

  13. November 4, 2014

    Primark sales surge saves ABF’s broader results

    Primark shrugged off the unseasonably warm weather this autumn, with sales and profits still rising strongly over the...

  14. October 29, 2014

    FTSE retailers hit by Next profit warning

    Fashion retailers were out of vogue with London investors on Wednesday after one of the high street’s biggest names cut...

  15. October 7, 2014

    Obesity levels draw attention to muffin and coffee habit

    Grabbing a muffin and a coffee on the way to work is one reason why Britain is becoming a nation of muffin-tops,...

  16. October 3, 2014

    Cereal sales go soggy as breakfast shrinks

    “Breakfast was as good as supper had been. Cold ham, boiled eggs, hot toast, homemade marmalade, creamy butter and...

  17. September 8, 2014

    Primark lays out US expansion ambitions

    Primark, the UK’s biggest clothing retailer by volume, has confirmed it will open 10 stores in the US by 2016 as its...

  18. July 10, 2014

    Primark sales leap as ABF dismisses any online operations

    Primark, the hard discount clothes retailer, continued its rapid growth by reporting a 22 per cent jump in quarterly...

  19. June 5, 2014

    Associated British Foods to buy Dorset Cereals

    Dorset Cereals, known for its distinctive designer-style packaging, is to be bought by Associated British Foods, the...

  20. April 23, 2014

    Primark in pursuit of the American dream

    Oasis and Robbie Williams failed. Adele and One Direction cracked it. The music industry is divided between those...

  21. April 23, 2014

    AB Foods: UK retailers in the US

    At least it will be easy for bargain hunters to find. Primark’s decision to locate its first US outlet on the site of...

  22. April 23, 2014

    AB Foods heads FTSE after Primark move

    Corporate news set the pace at both the top and bottom of European equity markets on Wednesday, leaving most of the...

  23. April 23, 2014

    Primark plans US venture as part of wider expansion

    Primark, the fast growing discount fashion chain, is launching an assault on a terrain that over the years has defeated...

  24. February 24, 2014

    Strong Primark sales offset ABF sugar woes

    Strong Christmas trading at Primark, the discount fashion chain, came to the rescue of Associated British Foods, as its...

  25. February 4, 2014

    AB Foods gains on Primark analyst call

    Primark is a potential £30bn business trapped inside a £22bn food company. That was the gist of research from Morgan...

  26. 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...

  27. January 3, 2014

    The UK retail sale with no bargains

    A walk down the high street is a walk into Alice in Wonderland. At first glance, everything seems upside down. The...

  28. November 5, 2013

    Primark growth offsets ABF sugar woes

    Associated British Foods expects earnings to stagnate next year because fast-growing profits at Primark, the discount...

  29. November 5, 2013

    M&S clothing sales continue to fall

    Is Marks and Spencer looking good? Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, insisted the UK high street...

  30. October 31, 2013

    AB Foods advances on Primark hopes

    What next for Primark? Owner AB Foods hit a record high on Thursday, up 2 per cent to £22.67, ahead of annual results...

  31. September 20, 2013

    Corporate subsidiaries: odd couples

    Fancy a peanut butter and sardine sandwich? Some things just do not go together. This week Glencore Xstrata, the...

  32. September 9, 2013

    Deloitte fine shows advisership is no shield from Furies

    The Furies of Greek mythology have a counterpart in a tribunal of the Financial Reporting Council, which has just fined...

  33. September 9, 2013

    Earnings outlook hits ABF and BG Group

    Weaker-looking corporate news is setting the pace at the bottom of the FTSE 100 this morning, while the overall losses...

  34. September 9, 2013

    ABF sees second-half boost from strong Primark

    Associated British Foods has forecast better than expected second-half results after a strong performance from its...

  35. September 4, 2013

    AB Foods slides on sugar lows

    Worries about the health of the sugar market put AB Foods under pressure in a flat London market. AB Foods slid 3.2 per...

  36. August 4, 2013

    Family values carry businesses through good times and bad

    With a new Baby Windsor gladdening the hearts of royalists, how timely that researchers at S&P, the debt ratings...

  37. July 11, 2013

    Anglo American joins strong mining rebound

    Anglo American joined a mining sector rebound, lifting the FTSE 100 to a five-week high. Anglo bounced 5.4 per cent to...

  38. July 11, 2013

    Primark puts spring in ABF’s step

    Improved weather in May and June helped Primark recover from subdued spring trading, allowing the fast-growing discount...

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