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  1. January 19, 2016

    UK’s Next admits to dividend accounting error

    Next’s shareholders have been called to an extraordinary meeting next month after the fashion retailer admitted to an...

  2. 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...

  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...

  2. January 6, 2016

    John Lewis Christmas sales hit record despite warm weather

    John Lewis department stores posted record figures for the festive period as shoppers flocked to its Christmas...

  3. January 5, 2016

    Next hit by stock problems at online and catalogue arm

    Next, the high street clothing chain, lamented a “disappointing” pre-Christmas performance on Tuesday in a dismal start...

  4. January 5, 2016

    Argos would be the prize for Sainsbury’s

    Three little pigs set out to seek their fortunes a decade ago, when retail conglomerate Great Universal Stores broke...

  5. Fast FT

    January 5, 2016

    Opening Quote: Next; fat cats; pub economics

    Next sales are under the weather, Asian markets have stabilised and it’s Fat Cat Tuesday! FT Opening Quote, with...

  6. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Next sales are under the weather, Asian markets have stabilised and it’s Fat Cat Tuesday! FT Opening Quote, with...

  7. September 10, 2015

    Next’s assessment of wage hike a lesson in diplomacy from Lord W

    There’s something of the groovy economics teacher about Next’s Lord Wolfson at results time. He usually lards his...

  8. September 10, 2015

    Next says higher minimum wage will cost it £27m a year by 2020

    The fashion chain Next has joined a growing list of UK retailers warning about the impact of a higher minimum wage, as...

  9. May 19, 2015

    Next loses battle with HMRC over tax avoidance scheme

    Next, the high street retail group, has lost a £22.4m legal battle with HM Revenue & Customs over a tax-avoidance...

  10. April 29, 2015

    Warm spring weather boosts Next sales

    Next delivered some good news for the high street on Wednesday, saying sales were better than expected over the past...

  11. March 19, 2015

    Rifat’s prison sentence indicates front running’s time is up

    City types used to joke that their order books had two columns. One recorded big stock purchases requested by clients....

  12. March 19, 2015

    Next: special sauce

    And now let us praise the special dividend, that rare and under-appreciated animal. Its theoretical underpinning goes...

  13. March 19, 2015

    Next shares fall on warning over slower sales growth

    Shares in Next initially fell more than 5 per cent after the fashion retailer warned of slower sales growth this year,...

  14. January 11, 2015

    Black Friday frenzy teaches UK retailers some harsh lessons

    Black Friday — the last weekend in November when shopkeepers paste their windows with promises of goods at knockdown...

  15. December 30, 2014

    Next tops FTSE 100 after strong festive sales

    There were hopes that it has been a bright Christmas on the UK high street on Tuesday as shares in fashion chain Next...

  16. December 30, 2014

    Next upbeat on UK consumer economy

    Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next offered an upbeat assessment of the consumer economy as the fashion retailer...

  17. December 19, 2014

    Next misses out on London equity rally

    A fourth straight gain for the London market on Friday gave the FTSE 100 its best week since 2011, but Next missed out...

  18. November 2, 2014

    Big business in quest for a standard to rally on EU membership

    The Duke of Wellington said of his troops “I don’t know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God they...

  19. October 29, 2014

    FTSE retailers hit by Next profit warning

    Fashion retailers were out of vogue with London investors on Wednesday after one of the high street’s biggest names cut...

  20. October 29, 2014

    Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

    The Bank of England has been quizzing insurers on how climate change affects them. It should have asked Next instead....

  21. October 29, 2014

    Next cuts profit forecasts after warm weather

    Next, one of Britain’s most successful retailers, has warned that profits for the full year will be lower, after...

  22. October 17, 2014

    Next writes the rulebook on share buybacks

    The share buyback, that process of paying some shareholders to go away at the expense of those who remain, is getting a...

  23. September 30, 2014

    Warm weather gives Next profits a chill

    Next has unsettled investors in high-street retailers, with a warning that unseasonably warm autumn weather may hit its...

  24. 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...

  25. September 11, 2014

    Next reaps benefit of risk-taking as sales and profits rise

    Next hailed its willingness to take “fashion risk”, and the gathering momentum in its high street stores, as first-half...

  26. July 29, 2014

    Next lifts retail sector with upbeat profit guidance

    Retail stocks made progress on Tuesday after upbeat numbers from fashion retailer Next lifted the sector, although one...

  27. July 29, 2014

    Next raises profit guidance as sun shines

    Shares in Next rallied more than 2.5 per cent in early morning trading on Tuesday as the fashion retailer reported...

  28. April 30, 2014

    Next adds fuel to profit expectations

    Next, the high street clothes retailer, said profits this year would be higher than forecast just a month ago after a...

  29. March 20, 2014

    Luxury goods: handbagged

    The hard edge of soft luxury was in evidence on Thursday. Hermès, the French fashion group, reported revenue growth of...

  30. March 20, 2014

    The Next big thing

    As fashion chief executives go, Simon Wolfson of Next is techie rather than theatrical. But even this least flamboyant...

  31. March 20, 2014

    Next CEO says economy on brink of ‘sustainable’ recovery

    The British economy is on the cusp of a meaningful recovery, declared Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, as the...

  32. March 19, 2014

    Partnership must show it still has a role

    JB Priestley had a neat line in plays that play around with the concept of time. Partnership Assurance, the annuities...

  33. January 10, 2014

    Study the Next handbook on share buybacks

    So dazzled were we at the trading figures from Next last week, that few noticed another instalment in Simon Wolfson’s...

  34. January 3, 2014

    Next profits expected to overtake M&S for the first time

    Profits at Next are expected to overtake those of rival Marks and Spencer for the first time this year, after the...

  35. November 8, 2013

    The real kings of shareholder value

    Investors often see the term “shareholder value” bandied about. Company managers are very fond of using it. But what...

  36. October 30, 2013

    Next overcomes volatile trading to raise sales

    Next raised its forecast of full-year pre-tax profit on Wednesday despite volatile trading over the past few months....

  37. October 25, 2013

    Boardroom trades October 26

    Profit taking was in evidence this week as the FTSE 100 crept towards the 10-year highs it reached in May. Even retail...

  38. September 13, 2013

    Bank of England to hold talks as fears of housing boom rise

    The Bank of England will next week meet to discuss growing concerns about a new property bubble amid mounting pressure...

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