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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. March 1, 2016

      Supermarkets target boost from click-and-collect deals

      Rock bottom prices alone no longer cut it. Britain’s biggest grocers are being forced to try new tactics to hold on to...

    17. February 24, 2016

      Home Retail bid fits Steinhoff’s bold strategy for expansion

      Steinhoff International, the furniture retailer seeking to outmuscle J Sainsbury in its bid for Home Retail Group, has...

    18. February 23, 2016

      The public wants to know where companies stand on Brexit

      The most striking thing about the letter in support of the UK’s membership of the EU, organised by Downing Street, is...

    19. February 22, 2016

      Pro-EU letter shows mixed business views

      Leading British companies and business leaders, including members of the prime minister’s business advisory group, have...

    20. February 22, 2016

      Steinhoff propels Home Retail stock higher

      J Sainsbury has been given three additional weeks to come up with a firm offer for Home Retail Group, whose shares rose...

    21. February 22, 2016

      Sainsbury’s: tasting no difference

      Shoppers in Sainsbury’s supermarkets can choose between value, standard and premium ranges for many popular products....

    22. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Sainsbury has until March 18 on Home Retail offer

      UK supermarket chain J Sainsbury has been granted more time from a UK regulator to decide whether to make a firm offer...

    23. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Home Retail up 12.6% on Steinhoff vs Sainsbury

      Shares in Home Retail Group have leapt 12.6 per cent this morning with Sainsbury’s and South Africa-based retailer...

    24. February 21, 2016

      Sainsbury’s chief under pressure to deliver

      For nearly two months, Mike Coupe has defied scepticism among J Sainsbury shareholders to champion a takeover that...

    25. February 19, 2016

      Home Retail receives rival bid from South Africa’s Steinhoff

      Steinhoff, the South Africa-based retailer, opened a bidding war for Home Retail Group with a proposed all-cash offer...

    26. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Steinhoff makes approach to Home Retail Group

      South African retailer Steinhoff has made an approach to Home Retail Group, the UK chain that owns Argos and Homebase...

    27. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Sainsbury's scraps 'multi-buy' offers

      Sainsbury’s is waving goodbye to “bogof” (buy one get one free) and other multi-buy promotions. The UK’s second biggest...

    28. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Old Mutual backs Sainsbury's Home Retail bid

      One of the leading investors in Home Retail Group has backed a cash and shares offer from supermarket giant Sainsbury’s...

    29. February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury’s finds novel way to fund Home Retail deal

      J Sainsbury is relying on a piece of financial engineering not immediately associated with a grocer to fund its...

    30. February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury’s strikes deal to buy Home Retail Group

      J Sainsbury has reached a £1.3bn deal to buy Home Retail Group, betting that the owner of the Argos chain will...

    31. February 2, 2016

      Ocado looks set to be overtaken in race to deliver on promises

      The timing of J Sainsbury’s deal to buy Home Retail could not be worse for online rival upstart Ocado. The Hatfield...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury’s / Home Retail: clicked but not collected

      It looks fantastic on paper. Sainsbury will buy Home Retail (less its Homebase DIY unit) for about £1bn. About £440m...

    33. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury's and Home Retail agree deal

      We have a deal. The boards of Sainsbury’s and Home Retail Group say they have reached an agreement over the financial...

    34. January 31, 2016

      Sainsbury’s pressed to raise bid for Home Retail Group

      J Sainsbury has been told that it must increase its takeover offer for Home Retail Group to at least 160p per share if...

    35. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Home Retail tumbles as Sainsbury's talks stall

      Home Retail Group shares plunged as much as 28 per cent in late morning trading on Friday following a report in the FT...

    36. January 29, 2016

      Sainsbury’s talks with Home Retail stall on price

      Takeover talks between supermarket group J Sainsbury and Home Retail Group, owner of the Argos catalogue business, have...

    37. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Sainsbury's, Home Retail Group talks stall

      Takeover talks between supermarket group J Sainsbury and Home Retail Group, owner of the Argos catalogue business, have...

    38. January 17, 2016

      Home Retail bid is Sainsbury’s attempt to break loss cycle

      J Sainsbury is one of Britain’s largest food retailing groups, worth nearly £5bn. Home Retail Group is valued at just...

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