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    1. 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 years,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 100...

    2. 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 with...

    3. 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 than...

    4. 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 with...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 Local...

    7. 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 its...

    8. 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 received...

    9. 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. But...

    10. 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 the...

    11. 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 grocery...

    12. 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 lost...

    13. 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 learnt...

    14. 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...

    15. 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 season,...

    16. 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 than...

    17. 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 pumping...

    18. 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, J...

    19. 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 grocery...

    20. December 30, 2014

      Honours awarded by Commerce in 2014 achieve karmic symmetry

      The Queen used her New Year honours list to award gongs to corporate governance guru Sir Adrian Cadbury and Anne Richards,...

    21. December 28, 2014

      Slimmed-down Co-op faces long recovery

      January is the traditional time for dieting but the Co-operative Group has been fasting all year. After a borrowing...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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?...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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