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    1. January 27, 2016

      UK retailers count the cost of returns

      The average returned purchase in the UK passes through seven pairs of hands before it is listed for resale. Every day...

    2. January 8, 2016

      Retailers face era of lower margins, warns Waitrose boss Mark Price

      Retailers must prepare for an era of lower profits as they adapt their business models to the rise of the internet, the...

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    1. January 6, 2016

      Mayfieldmania does not make John Lewis a model for quoted companies

      When the great pianist Franz Liszt played, audiences swooned. It’s the same with Sir Charlie Mayfield, chief executive...

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      January 6, 2016

      John Lewis Christmas sales rise 4.1% y-o-y

      John Lewis spent £7m sending a man to the moon for Christmas – and it’s paid off. Sales at the John Lewis Partnership –...

    3. December 22, 2015

      UK retailers face high cost of online deliveries

      In an environment of cut-throat competition, British retailers are battling to offer shoppers cheaper and faster...

    4. November 18, 2015

      Teams matter more than individuals

      Meritocracy is an idea that seems almost indisputably sensible at first glance, but becomes a little murky on further...

    5. October 20, 2015

      A rough guide to the UK economy for visiting Chinese presidents

      Welcome to the UK, President Xi. We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us on our chilly north...

    6. October 20, 2015

      Mark Price to step down as Waitrose boss

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, is stepping down from the helm of the upmarket UK grocery chain that has...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2015

      The digital retail economy's Achilles heel

      Tim Pike, from the Bank of England’s inflation report and agency intelligence division, notes the following about the...

    8. September 10, 2015

      Price war and pension costs hit John Lewis

      The price war in the grocery market and higher pension costs are squeezing John Lewis, leading the upmarket British...

    9. July 1, 2015

      John Lewis to charge for click and collect orders under £30

      John Lewis is attempting to shake up the UK’s online retail market after becoming the first department store chain to...

    10. June 17, 2015

      Waitrose steps up supermarket price wars

      Waitrose, the upmarket grocer, has intensified the UK supermarket price war with a set of personalised discounts that...

    11. April 24, 2015

      Insurance renewal has become a tiresome game

      Last year, we published a column arguing that most people are over-insured and waste substantial sums protecting...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Waitrose warns of more grocery sector turmoil

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, forecast further turmoil in the grocery sector as profits at the upmarket...

    13. March 6, 2015

      John Lewis expected to cut staff bonuses

      The John Lewis Partnership is poised to cut its staff bonus for the second year in a row next week as the grocery price...

    14. February 16, 2015

      ‘Captains of industry’ laud honesty and integrity in companies

      Honesty and integrity are the most important values upon which to judge a company, according to some of the UK’s top...

    15. February 8, 2015

      Employee-owned businesses want that John Lewis glow

      Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of John Lewis Partnership, national treasure and promoter of lovelorn penguins, takes...

    16. February 2, 2015

      John Lewis kills off final salary pension

      The John Lewis Partnership has taken the final step in ditching its final salary pension scheme in favour of a hybrid...

    17. January 5, 2015

      Black Friday surge pushes John Lewis sales to record levels

      John Lewis notched up record Christmas figures during a five-week shopping spree, with sales peaking during the Black...

    18. December 19, 2014

      ‘Nail-biting’ weekend looms for retailers

      British store groups face a make or break weekend as their traditional sales build-up to Christmas has been disrupted...

    19. December 16, 2014

      John Lewis sales dip in Black Friday hangover

      The high street is suffering a Black Friday hangover as it approaches the last shopping weekend before Christmas. John...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Adversaries urge companies to lift skills spending

      Business and union leaders have urged corporate Britain to spend more on staff training and create better...

    21. November 17, 2014

      John Lewis finance chief defects to Marks and Spencer

      John Lewis has been dealt a blow just a few weeks before the crucial Christmas trading period after Helen Weir, its...

    22. November 14, 2014

      No sign of truce in retailers’ Christmas TV ads campaigns

      Sainsbury’s festive TV advertisement, recreating the truce between British and German soldiers on Christmas day 1914,...

    23. October 28, 2014

      The Range thrives as ‘poor man’s John Lewis’

      Chris Dawson never learnt to read at school, and even today does not use email or a personal computer. But the 62-year...

    24. October 21, 2014

      Companies question reliance on graduates

      Barclays used to be a company where you could start at the bottom without a degree and work your way up to the top. But...

    25. October 21, 2014

      Public sector cuts worsen low-pay trap

      People in low-wage jobs are more likely to stay in them for a decade or more since the financial crisis, say...

    26. October 16, 2014

      From Waitrose to Whitehall

      You can learn a lot in a day. At least that is what Mark Price, managing director of supermarket chain Waitrose,...

    27. October 3, 2014

      John Lewis apologises for France is ‘finished’ comments

      John Lewis, that most British of retail institutions, has apologised for comments made by its managing director who...

    28. September 19, 2014

      Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

      Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group...

    29. September 19, 2014

      Warm weather cools sales at John Lewis

      The warm weather – coinciding with the Proms classical music festival and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games – might have...

    30. September 12, 2014

      Support for No campaign in Scots poll holds up

      Support for the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK is holding up as the number of undecided voters falls sharply with...

    31. September 11, 2014

      Britain’s big supermarkets rewrite their grocery lists

      Half-year results and quarterly trading statements from some of Britain’s biggest retailers underlined the diverging...

    32. September 11, 2014

      Morrison profits halve as supermarket price war takes toll

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has insisted that the company’s £300m of price cuts this year are...

    33. September 11, 2014

      John Lewis warns of higher prices in an independent Scotland

      Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has warned that Scottish independence could drive up...

    34. August 1, 2014

      Free coffee set to hit Waitrose profits

      Waitrose’s strategy of cutting some prices and offering free coffee and newspapers to loyalty card holders has...

    35. July 15, 2014

      ‘Myopic management’ threatens UK’s growth

      The UK is suffering from “myopic management” that threatens its global competitiveness, an independent commission has...

    36. July 15, 2014

      NHS review backs staff-led ‘mutuals’

      More NHS organisations should become staff-led “mutuals”, according to a government-commissioned review that suggests...

    37. June 13, 2014

      The taste test: chocolate digestives

      In times of trouble, many turn to religion. Others resort to psychotherapy. But some of us know a better answer:...

    38. March 28, 2014

      Digital v human: the new debate

      A couple of years ago Brian Arthur, an academic affiliated with the Palo Alto Research Center, made a startling...

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