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    1. July 29, 2015

      Sainsbury sells unit to LloydsPharmacy owner for £125m

      J Sainsbury is selling its chain of 281 in-store pharmacies to Celesio, the German owner of the LloydsPharmacy chain,...

    2. July 16, 2015

      Some UK supermarket promotions are misleading, watchdog says

      Supermarkets must end “misleading” special offers and promotions because they confuse customers, the UK’s competition...

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    1. July 13, 2015

      UK retailers struggle to adapt to fashion’s new order

      Judging the season’s fashions at Marks and Spencer has become something of a national pastime in the UK. A former M&S...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Sainsbury-Morrison tie-up idea wins over supermarket fans

      Theories about a tie-up between J Sainsbury and Wm Morrison helped put the supermarkets among Wednesday’s biggest FTSE...

    3. June 22, 2015

      Discounters’ store openings reveal heat on UK grocers

      In what spells more trouble for Britain’s big grocers, discount retailers such as the German no-frills supermarkets and...

    4. June 17, 2015

      CEOs tiptoe through Brexit vote minefield

      As Sainsbury’s recently found out, even being wrongly associated with a political campaign can get you into trouble. A...

    5. June 11, 2015

      Egypt court clears Sainsbury’s chief executive

      A court in Cairo has acquitted Mike Coupe, chief executive of J Sainsbury, of all charges against him in relation to a...

    6. June 10, 2015

      FirstGroup shareholders raise a glass to rail replacement buses

      “Haggis, neeps and tatties, and a bottle of the Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top, please.” At £3.95 and £19.95,...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Sainsbury’s guidance buoys UK retailers

      Retailers were the biggest gainers on Wednesday as the FTSE 100 rallied off a near three-month low. The grocers reacted...

    8. June 10, 2015

      Sainsbury sales slip but large stores show signs of revival

      The first signs of a revival in demand are appearing at J Sainsbury’s large supermarkets, even as sales from stores...

    9. June 9, 2015

      Sainsbury’s bruised by anti-EU backlash

      Anti-EU campaigners are warning companies not to weigh into the referendum debate, after Sainsbury’s found itself the...

    10. 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...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Sainsbury Bank signs partnership with Western Union

      Sainsbury Bank has formed a partnership with Western Union Company to provide global money transfer services in stores...

    12. May 10, 2015

      Wm Morrison most at risk from discount stores, research shows

      Of Britain’s big four supermarkets, Wm Morrison is the most exposed to the no-frills German discounters and the growing...

    13. May 6, 2015

      UK supermarkets: the battle and the war

      Anyone with a queasy stomach, look away now. The battlefield of the 2014 UK supermarket price war was not a pretty...

    14. May 6, 2015

      Sainsbury suffers first full-year loss in a decade

      J Sainsbury has fallen to its first annual loss in a decade and warned that underlying sales across the British...

    15. May 3, 2015

      Sainsbury set to report first full-year loss since 2005

      J Sainsbury is expected to report its first full-year loss in a decade on Wednesday, as the once high-flying...

    16. April 29, 2015

      Avenging Ben Lawsky ensures Barclays’ Jenkins gets just desert

      Today’s reading from the Bible (City edition) comes from the Book of Exodus “Still the people of Barclays wandered in...

    17. April 29, 2015

      Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe to fight Egypt jail sentence

      J Sainsbury says it will contest a “groundless” two-year prison sentence handed down to its chief executive by an...

    18. April 23, 2015

      Sainsbury to cut 800 jobs as part of £500m savings drive

      J Sainsbury is set to cut 800 jobs from its 161,000 workforce as part of its drive to save £500m over the next three...

    19. April 20, 2015

      UK supermarkets: property ladder

      Does £1.3bn matter? What about £3bn? When they are non-cash charges, they are easy to ignore. UK supermarket chain Wm...

    20. April 13, 2015

      Throw out oil stocks to avoid sector risks

      Royal Dutch Shell shares pay a dividend yield of 6.2 per cent, beaten only by Wm Morrison and J Sainsbury among FTSE...

    21. March 31, 2015

      Talk of wave of store closures stirs FTSE retail stocks

      Retail stocks were in focus on the FTSE 100 after news of Kingfisher’s decision to close 60 of its B&Q shops coincided...

    22. March 17, 2015

      Sainsbury sees ‘green shoots’ of recovery as sales beat forecasts

      J Sainsbury said it was seeing some “green shoots” of recovery in its performance, as underlying sales fell by less...

    23. March 15, 2015

      Conviviality does battle for convenience market

      At Bargain Booze in Archway, north London, posters for cut-price wine, beer and chocolate, stuck across the windows...

    24. March 3, 2015

      A route to profit in the middle market

      Michael Porter was the first economist to become a business guru. He used economic concepts to illustrate issues of...

    25. February 4, 2015

      Demolish empty UK shops, say retail experts

      A fifth of empty shops in Britain will “never be reoccupied” and should be demolished or converted, according to the...

    26. 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...

    27. January 25, 2015

      Sir Philip Green puts lossmaking BHS up for sale

      Sir Philip Green has put his struggling BHS department store chain up for sale. The retail entrepreneur said he had...

    28. January 16, 2015

      Auditors: Shopping around

      Twenty years together is a long commitment to walk away from. Nearly 60 per cent of British marriages last that long....

    29. January 16, 2015

      Sainsbury changes auditor of 20 years

      J Sainsbury is to end its 20-year relationship with PriceWaterhouseCooper, the auditor under investigation following...

    30. January 8, 2015

      Tesco confirms wave of price reductions

      Tesco will on Thursday ratchet up the supermarket price war with cuts of up to 25 per cent on hundreds of branded...

    31. January 7, 2015

      J Sainsbury: fair aisle

      An ill-judged first world war-themed advert, a Christmas jumper dance video that went viral and a website glitch that...

    32. January 7, 2015

      Small loss is a big headache for hedge fund Brevan’s Howard the Duck

      Denial. Shock. Panic. Those are just some of the emotions that raced through the minds of financial folk when they...

    33. January 7, 2015

      Retailers check out top of FTSE 100

      Retailers were queueing up at the top of the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, after J Sainsbury’s Christmas sales update beat...

    34. January 7, 2015

      Sainsbury third-quarter sales fall 1.7%

      J Sainsbury kicked off the big four supermarket reporting period with better-than-expected trading over the festive...

    35. January 6, 2015

      Ways to count like-for-like sales must reflect shopping changes

      The season to be jolly is formally over. And there could scarcely be a better way to mark the change of mood this week...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Supermarket price war to intensify as Tesco readies cuts

      The supermarket price war is set to intensify, with Tesco expected to announce significant cuts on Thursday and Asda...

    37. January 1, 2015

      UK supermarkets store up problems with too much space

      Britain’s biggest grocers have a bad case of indigestion. For the past decade, the big four supermarkets — Tesco, Asda,...

    38. January 1, 2015

      Supermarket property writedowns loom

      The City is bracing itself for billions of pounds of write-offs from British supermarkets as the downturn in the...

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