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    1. December 23, 2014

      Sainsbury’s Christmas truce advert defended under heavy fire

      Sainsbury’s television advertisement based on the unofficial truce of Christmas 1914 has attracted hundreds of complaints...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Price war delivers Christmas present for UK food shoppers

      Shoppers are likely to find it easier to put dinner on the table for their families this Christmas. After five years of...

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    1. December 16, 2014

      Tesco ‘stabilising’ as rivals’ growth slows

      Tesco is showing some signs of stability ahead of the crucial Christmas and New Year trading period, as sales slow at the...

    2. December 7, 2014

      Reform of business-rate tax is far away

      “Deceive potential opponents and make them believe you are close when you are far away.” This ancient wisdom was imparted...

    3. November 26, 2014

      Thomas Cook waves an ungrateful goodbye to Harriet Green

      “Let’s go!” was the marketing message for Thomas Cook introduced by chief executive Harriet Green. And now she has gone. But...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

      The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets, a veteran property industry investor...

    5. November 21, 2014

      Supermarkets learn the lesson of galloping heffalumps

      The knives are out for shares in Britain’s leading supermarkets. Data this week showed the first fall in total grocery sales...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Coupe prepared to meet price war fight

      Mike Coupe’s office has had a makeover. Gone are the mementos and photos of his predecessor Justin King, who ran J Sainsbury...

    7. November 12, 2014

      Defensive Sainsbury’s may need more firepower in supermarket wars

      Ascending the Sainsbury’s throne vacated by Justin King in July, Mike Coupe has quickly swapped his crown for a tin hat. The...

    8. November 12, 2014

      Sainsbury reduces spending to fund £150m price cuts

      J Sainsbury is shelving new stores and cutting costs as it battles to stem the tide of Britain’s discount supermarkets by...

    9. November 7, 2014

      Sainsbury to reveal more cautious dividend policy

      Mike Coupe, the new chief executive of J Sainsbury, is poised to reveal a more conservative dividend policy as part of...

    10. November 6, 2014

      Danes hope for a killing as Netto returns in tie-up with Sainsbury

      They have devoured Danish drama and long loved its bacon and butter. But are the British really ready to shop like Danes?...

    11. October 26, 2014

      Sainsbury’s grasps discount nettle with budget chain venture

      What do you do when a competitor breaks into your industry with a disruptive low-cost business model and starts taking...

    12. October 23, 2014

      Retailers lead FTSE 100 losses

      UK retailers crowded at the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday after fresh insight into the problems faced by Tesco...

    13. October 21, 2014

      Glimmer of hope in Tesco sales figures

      Tesco’s trade improved over the past month, delivering a fillip to new chief executive Dave Lewis, ahead of delayed...

    14. October 16, 2014

      When shares fall off a cliff, deal-doers are left running on thin air

      All battle plans evaporate on contact with the enemy, which for City deal-doers is a slumping equities market. A 10 per cent...

    15. October 6, 2014

      FTSE 100 supermarkets recover

      There was some respite for the FTSE 100’s troubled supermarket groups on Monday, with shares in Tesco leading the way higher...

    16. October 3, 2014

      Tesco revamps Hudl tablet amid accounting crisis

      Tesco has pushed ahead with the launch of its second-generation Hudl tablet, despite the £250m profit overstatement that has...

    17. October 2, 2014

      Babcock slips as tracker funds exit

      Babcock International’s £1.6bn purchase of helicopter operator Avincis in March has come with a sting in the tail: it locks...

    18. October 1, 2014

      Sainsbury: war of attrition

      Just why did the 30 years’ war go on for so long? Because whenever one or two exhausted combatants (like the overstretched...

    19. October 1, 2014

      Supermarkets sweep to bottom of FTSE 100

      Supermarket groups were making eye-catching losses on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday as fresh light was cast on the problems...

    20. October 1, 2014

      Benchmark boycott shows regulatory tail risk trumps common good

      Statistics are agreed to be triple-distilled dishonesty. But they give us the Dutch courage of bogus certainty in a chaotic...

    21. October 1, 2014

      Sainsbury suffers fall in second-quarter sales

      J Sainsbury insisted it did not face accounting problems similar to those at rival Tesco, as the smaller supermarket chain...

    22. September 30, 2014

      Covert Sainsbury 50p campaign exposed on Twitter

      J Sainsbury was the subject of criticism on social media after a covert campaign to encourage shoppers to spend an extra 50p...

    23. September 29, 2014

      Supermarkets and banks lose ground on FTSE

      Supermarket shares dominated the losers column of the FTSE 100 on Monday as the weekend press took the hatchet to the...

    24. September 26, 2014

      UK grocers: only lovers left alive

      “Just cut prices!” This might be the cry of many of Tesco’s exasperated shareholders at the moment. They saw £250m in future...

    25. September 24, 2014

      Sainsbury dips on dividend cut fears

      Fears of a dividend cut kept J Sainsbury out of favour on Wednesday. Sainsbury shares have sunk to a six-year low on...

    26. September 23, 2014

      J Sainsbury hits six-year low on trading fears

      While Tesco continued to make the headlines, professional traders were turning their attention to J Sainsbury. The grocer...

    27. September 22, 2014

      Tesco in turmoil after profits overstatement

      Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and one of its great corporate success stories of the last decade, has been thrown into...

    28. September 19, 2014

      The No verdict is excellent news for all our livelihoods

      Sir, The good people of Scotland have said: “No, thanks”. A very positive aspect of the “Better Together” campaign was the...

    29. August 28, 2014

      Supermarket stocks set pace on FTSE 100

      Investors continued to check out market share data for London-listed supermarket chains on Thursday ahead of earnings season...

    30. August 27, 2014

      Tesco sales down 4% as it struggles to fend off German discount stores

      Tesco’s wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in...

    31. August 27, 2014

      J Sainsbury falls on market share concern

      A broker downgrade in the utility sector and further signs of the impact of discount grocers on the UK’s main supermarket...

    32. August 22, 2014

      Anti-Semitism is a menace to us all

      The bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has generated anger and debate around the world. Many have been...

    33. August 15, 2014

      Fund manager advises supermarket sweep

      Stockpickers looking for a contrarian value buy should consider shares supermarkets, especially Tesco and Wm Morrison,...

    34. August 9, 2014

      Food-to-go supplier Adelie on the hunt for a new investor

      The owner of Adelie, the UK food-to-go supplier that stocks everyone from Boots to Costa Coffee, is on the hunt for a new...

    35. August 7, 2014

      Qataris check in to Paris Grand for €330m

      Qatari investors have agreed a €330m deal to buy Le Grand hotel in Paris from InterContinental Hotels Group, the latest in a...

    36. July 21, 2014

      Tesco rivals hit by Clarke departure

      The sudden departure on Monday of Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, put shares in rival supermarket chains in a spin....

    37. July 7, 2014

      Responsible business: making good work pay is next big imperative

      From policies on sustainable fishing and reducing carbon emissions, to campaigns to encourage clothes donations to Oxfam,...

    38. July 6, 2014

      Supermarkets downsize for convenience

      As traditional supermarkets face increased competition from nimbler rivals, one response is for them to shrink the size of...

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