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    1. August 25, 2016

      Australian grocery sector grapples with discounters

      The rapid incursion of Aldi into Australia’s A$100bn supermarkets and groceries sector has exposed problems at its...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Tesco offers 3-hour online order collection

      Tesco is to offer customers the option of collecting their shopping from one of 300 stores within three hours of...

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    1. August 23, 2016

      Supermarkets enjoy summer sales boost

      Sales at British supermarkets rose 1.1 per cent in August, reversing the 1.1 per cent decline registered in July,...

    2. August 21, 2016

      Supermarkets and suppliers take stock of relationships

      Supermarket suppliers have often found themselves at the sharp end of the UK’s fiercely competitive grocery market,...

    3. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Asda continues to suffer as Q2 sales drop 7.5%

      Asda, Britain’s third biggest supermarket, suffered its steepest quarterly sales decline on record in the second...

    4. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      IHG raises interim dividend 9% despite challenging trading in Paris

      InterContinental Hotels Group remains “confident” about the remainder of the year despite challenges in a number of...

    5. July 31, 2016

      The need for speed in UK retail

      Is that a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flying over? Or an Amazon drone delivering a smartphone? Small unmanned air...

    6. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      UK grocery sales sluggish but Brexit yet to impact

      Sluggish sales growth for UK supermarkets continued in the three months to July 17 but the Brexit vote has yet to have...

    7. July 22, 2016

      Sainsbury’s deal for Argos approved by competition regulator

      J Sainsbury’s proposed acquisition of Home Retail Group, owner of the Argos chain, cleared a major regulatory hurdle on...

    8. July 22, 2016

      CMA drops Sainsburys/Home Retail investigation

      The Competition and Markets Authority has decided not to refer J Sainsbury’s proposed acquisition of Home Retail Group...

    9. July 14, 2016

      Sainsbury’s wins damages from MasterCard over credit card fees

      MasterCard must pay £68.5m in damages to supermarket group J Sainsbury after losing a landmark competition case over...

    10. July 8, 2016

      UK food retail: it Asda happen

      In the last few months, an uneasy truce has descended upon a UK food retail sector worn down by attritional price wars....

    11. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Sainsbury's to create 1,000 jobs through Argos acquisition

      J Sainsbury plans to create 1,000 jobs through its acquisition of the Argos catalogue retail chain, as the UK’s...

    12. July 4, 2016

      Sainsbury's ends Netto venture

      Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked Group have announced they will bring an end to their joint venture Netto UK. The 16...

    13. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      UK grocery sales fall for first time since January

      Food price wars are continuing to play havoc with sales at Britain’s biggest supermarkets. Sales in the UK grocery...

    14. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Poundland braces for further same store sales drop

      Poundland, the latest European retailer to attract the attention of acquisitive South African conglomerate Steinhoff,...

    15. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Sainsbury's to move its CFO over to Home Retail

      Sainsbury’s chief financial officer, John Rogers, it to take charge of Argos-owner Home Retail group once the...

    16. June 9, 2016

      Home Retail reports sales growth ahead of Sainsbury’s takeover

      Home Retail Group, the company behind the Argos chain, has reported its strongest quarterly sales growth in two years,...

    17. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Argos delivers strongest sales performance for 8 quarters

      Sainsbury’s appears to be buying a business that is on the up. The UK supermarket chain’s acquisition of Home Retail,...

    18. June 8, 2016

      Sainsbury’s sales slip but beat expectations

      J Sainsbury chief executive Mike Coupe warned that market conditions remain “challenging” for UK grocers on Wednesday,...

    19. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Sainsbury's sales edge down 0.8% in first quarter

      Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe has once again cautioned that conditions in the UK food retail market remain “challenging”,...

    20. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Asda taps incoming COO as next CEO

      Asda’s incoming chief operating officer is not set to start his new job until October, but he has already been tapped...

    21. June 1, 2016

      Fewer multi-buys hurt Sainsbury’s market share

      J Sainsbury was among Wednesday’s biggest fallers on worries that a trading update next week could disappoint. Grocery...

    22. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      EU referendum groups receive £15.6m in donations

      Nearly £16m in loans and donations have been sent to the Leave and Remain camps ahead of Britain’s EU referendum, the...

    23. May 4, 2016

      Sainsbury’s warns on ‘competitive’ UK grocery market

      J Sainsbury has warned that the UK grocery market will remain competitive for the “foreseeable future” as the retailer...

    24. April 27, 2016

      Argos owner Home Retail Group hit by impairment charge

      Home Retail Group posted a hefty loss for its full year, as a large one-off impairment charge weighed on the owner of...

    25. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Home Retail Group pushed to loss by impairment hit

      In one of its last earnings reports as an independent company, Argos owner Home Retail Group said it was pushed to a...

    26. April 22, 2016

      Sainsbury climbs on Argos deal optimism

      J Sainsbury hit its best level in more than a year on Friday after Deutsche Bank argued that investors were too...

    27. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Sainsbury's shedding up to 870 jobs

      Sainsbury’s, the UK’s second-biggest supermarket chain, is shedding up to 870 jobs, in a move that the Unite union...

    28. April 1, 2016

      Home Retail accepts Sainsbury’s £1.4bn takeover bid

      The board of Home Retail Group has recommended a cash-and-share takeover offer from J Sainsbury, ending a saga that...

    29. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Home Retail accepts £1.2bn Sainsbury's offer

      The board of Home Retail has formally recommended a takeover offer from Sainsbury’s, which values the company at £1.2bn...

    30. March 24, 2016

      Which loyalty cards are best to have in your wallet?

      Loyalty isn’t what it used to be. The practice of rewarding regular customers in return for harvesting data about their...

    31. March 18, 2016

      Sainsbury takes pole position for Home Retail Group

      J Sainsbury tightened its grasp on Home Retail Group on Friday after rival bidder Steinhoff abandoned its pursuit of...

    32. March 15, 2016

      Sainsbury and Ocado boosted by online shopping

      J Sainsbury reported like-for-like sales growth for the first time in two years but still struck a cautious tone about...

    33. March 15, 2016

      A gunfighting grocer’s dilemma

      Gunfighters must have many dilemmas. Plain bullets or dumdums? Stetson or topper for the big shootout? The original...

    34. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Sainsbury's improves sales by 0.1% in Q4

      Sainsbury’s has succeeded in improving like for like sales by 0.1 per cent in its fourth quarter, although the rates of...

    35. March 10, 2016

      Wm Morrison: regressive dividends

      Live well for less. Spend a little, live a lot. Everyday low prices. It is not hard to spot the common thread in the...

    36. March 10, 2016

      Argos owner hopes higher cash balance will draw higher bids

      Home Retail Group stoked the bidding war surrounding its catalogue business by revealing that Argos had significantly...

    37. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Home Retail: 2015 has been 'rather eventful period'

      Another “rather eventful period” is how John Walden, chief executive of Argos-owner Home Retail summed up 2015, after...

    38. March 2, 2016

      Grocers are Europe’s most shorted stocks

      It used to be that grocery retailing was one of the steadiest parts of the business world. Supermarket habits change...

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