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    1. Fast FT

      10 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Week in Review, January 16

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BP announces 4,000 job losses as...

    12. January 15, 2016

      Divide opens between German discounters as Aldi juggernaut slows

      A 39p bag of parsnips sparked a mini-price war that defined the weeks leading up to Christmas for Britain’s grocers....

    13. January 14, 2016

      Argos sales dip dents profit expectations at Home Retail Group

      Poor Christmas trading at Argos forced owner Home Retail Group into its second profits downgrade in three months on...

    14. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Home Retail shares jump on plan to sell Homebase

      Home Retail Group shares have jumped 3 per cent in London to £1.54 after it announced it was in advanced talks to sell...

    15. January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury’s case for Argos fails to win over top shareholders

      J Sainsbury failed to convince several top shareholders of the benefits of its pursuit of Home Retail Group despite a...

    16. January 13, 2016

      Home truths expose superficial justification for Sainsbury’s move

      J Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe has justified plans to buy Argos by referring to a daughter who uses her phone “like a...

    17. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Home Retail nears sale of Homebase

      Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers is nearing a deal to buy Homebase, the UK DIY chain owned by Home Retail Group, for...

    18. January 13, 2016

      Home Retail in talks to sell Homebase to Australia’s Wesfarmers

      Home Retail Group, which is being pursued by supermarket chain J Sainsbury, is in advanced talks to sell its DIY chain...

    19. January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury’s slideshow case for buying Home Retail

      As it unveiled its Christmas trading figures on Wednesday, J Sainsbury also laid out the case for its recent bid for...

    20. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Sainsbury has served a pleasing slice of Christmas trading cake, the bosses of DMGT and John Menzies are stepping down,...

    21. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury's still interested in Argos-owner

      J Sainsbury has indicated that it is still interested in buying Home Retail Group despite seeing its offer last...

    22. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: lawmakers debate tough migrant measures

      German and Danish politicians will spend Wednesday examining whether to take a harder line on regulating the lives of...

    23. January 12, 2016

      Aldi and Lidl deliver blow to rivals securing Christmas increase

      Aldi’s sales growth over Christmas failed to exceed the rate at which it has been opening new stores, leading analysts...

    24. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's among Xmas winners

      Wm Morrison’s shares may be soaring in early trading on Tuesday after its festive sales figures were better than...

    25. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Morrisons enjoys good Xmas, closes more stores

      It was a merry Christmas for Wm Morrison, the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket chain. Sales over the festive season...

    26. January 8, 2016

      Grocers cross over to broader selling in fight for survival

      Each time I walk into a Target store, I end up spending at least $150. It does not matter if my shopping list has five...

    27. January 8, 2016

      Retailers grapple with online rise and ways to fill quiet aisles

      Britain’s biggest retailers have invested hundreds of millions of pounds and hired leading talent to fire up their...

    28. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      UK retailers: the winners, losers & excuses so far

      It has already been a busy few days for UK retailers as they reveal whether their tills were ringing over Christmas or...

    29. January 7, 2016

      Sainsbury’s expected to shut one in four Argos shops

      J Sainsbury is expected to close up to a quarter of Argos’s high street stores if it succeeds in taking over Home...

    30. January 6, 2016

      Coupe hopes bid will strike a chord with investors and customers

      Several months into his time at the helm of J Sainsbury, chief executive Mike Coupe received a stinging criticism from...

    31. January 6, 2016

      Sainsbury’s investors question bid for Home Retail Group

      Several big investors in J Sainsbury have raised questions over one of the key planks of the supermarket’s attempted...

    32. January 6, 2016

      Sainsbury’s heart not in Homebase as part of Argos deal

      As J Sainsbury set out its reasons for wanting to buy Home Retail Group, one part of the business was notably absent....

    33. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Home Retail trims gains but is considered 'in play'

      Shares in Home Retail Group are trimming their gains following yesterday’s sharp rises after J Sainsbury admitted it...

    34. January 5, 2016

      Sainsbury’s takes aim at Amazon with Argos bid

      Like all of the UK grocers, J Sainsbury has been watching the rise of Amazon with trepidation. In recent months the US...

    35. January 5, 2016

      Sainsbury’s / Home Retail: catalogue of woe

      J Sainsbury, least bad of the UK’s three quoted food retailers, on Tuesday said it had made an approach last year to...

    36. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Home Retail: Sainsbury approach "undervalued" it

      Home Retail Group, the owner of the Argos chain, said that a takeover approach from supermarket J Sainsbury...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2016

      Making sense of Argosbury

      A J Sainsbury bear hug on Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos, has proved quite unpopular. News of Sainsbury’s...

    38. January 5, 2016

      Sainsbury’s pursues Home Retail

      J Sainsbury has sought to pre-empt an assault by Amazon on the UK grocery sector by making an approach to buy Home...

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