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    1. March 25, 2015

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    1. March 20, 2015

      Tesco in £733m property ‘swap’ to cut rent exposure

      Tesco has announced a £733m “property swap” enabling Britain’s biggest retailer to buy back 21 stores, in an attempt to...

    2. March 16, 2015

      WPP eyes stake in Tesco Clubcard operator

      WPP has teamed up with private equity group General Atlantic to bid for a majority stake in Dunnhumby, the data analysis...

    3. 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...

    4. March 12, 2015

      Tesco cuts leave communities desperate for alternative projects

      The blue and red paint on the security fence are the only signs of Tesco’s ownership of the Royal Hospital site in...

    5. March 11, 2015

      Time for a clean boardroom sweep?

      When a sports team underperforms as badly as the England cricket team has lately, the cry often goes up: “Sack the lot!” It...

    6. March 10, 2015

      Tesco registers best sales in 18 months

      Turnround efforts by Tesco chief Dave Lewis have been boosted by the company’s best sales performance in 18 months,...

    7. March 6, 2015

      House of Fraser’s plans for China may need more than Britishness

      As Prince William arrived in Shanghai this week on a rare royal visit aimed at boosting British business in China, two of...

    8. 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...

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      March 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow yesterday inmemory of Boris...

    10. February 25, 2015

      David Potts: five things to know

      Wm Morrison on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Tesco executive David Potts as chief executive. He replaces...

    11. February 25, 2015

      Morrison needs Bruise Brother Potts to banish its discounter blues

      When Jake and Elwood were getting the band back together in the movie The Blues Brothers, they found themselves 106 miles...

    12. February 25, 2015

      Ex-Tesco director David Potts appointed Wm Morrison chief

      Wm Morrison has recruited former Tesco executive David Potts to lead the efforts to turn round Britain’s fourth biggest...

    13. February 20, 2015

      Morrison close to appointing new chief

      Wm Morrison is closing in on the appointment of a new chief executive, with former Tesco executive David Potts now...

    14. February 20, 2015

      Week in Review, February 21

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. HSBC hit by Swiss raid HSBC suffered...

    15. February 18, 2015

      Browett leaves Monsoon Accessorize in surprise move

      John Browett has unexpectedly left Monsoon Accessorize, after spending two years running the privately owned retailer. The...

    16. February 18, 2015

      New Tesco chairman seeks to win over shareholders

      John Allan, the new chairman of Tesco, is set to meet some of the supermarket chain’s biggest shareholders over the next few...

    17. February 18, 2015

      Old Mutual seeks shorter notice periods for directors

      Britain’s bosses should havfe much shorter notice periods in line with ordinary workers to reduce the multimillion pound...

    18. February 18, 2015

      Tesco: avoiding the grocers

      What does Tesco have against supermarkets? The UK’s biggest grocer has appointed John Allan, from electricals retailer...

    19. February 18, 2015

      What you need to know about John Allan, the new Tesco chairman

      Billed as the toughest job in the retail sector, John Allan’s appointment as the new Tesco chairman surprised some, who...

    20. February 17, 2015

      Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

      Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders pushing...

    21. February 16, 2015

      Tesco shareholders back ITV head Archie Norman for chairman

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Tesco are pushing for the appointment of veteran retailer Archie Norman as chairman of...

    22. February 15, 2015

      Tesco prepares to wield axe again

      Tesco is preparing to make deeper than expected job cuts by removing at least 1,000 store management staff as it battles...

    23. February 10, 2015

      Tesco sales return to growth

      Tesco finally appears to be turning a corner after the toughest year in its history, with industry data showing a return to...

    24. February 5, 2015

      Can-do Rexam should run with the Ball — straight off the stock market

      Emmet Brickowski, rectilinear hero of last year’s Lego Movie, imagined he was a crucial member of his construction gang....

    25. February 5, 2015

      Watchdog warns UK stores over Tesco probe

      An investigation into Tesco’s relations with its suppliers, following accusations of bullying and delayed payments, could...

    26. 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...

    27. February 3, 2015

      Ocado: looking for a market

      Amazon was founded in 1994 and did not report its first annual net profit for eight years. And the company’s margins still...

    28. February 3, 2015

      Contractual anomalies deserve a red light

      Read all about it! Man in suit gets entitlement under employment contract! It is hard to simulate indignation at the £1.2m...

    29. February 3, 2015

      Tesco to pay £2m to former CEO and CFO

      Tesco has performed a U-turn over £2m owed to its former chief executive and former finance director, agreeing to hand over...

    30. February 1, 2015

      Grocery watchdog to sharpen its teeth

      For 18 months the woman tasked with policing the practices of Britain’s supermarkets has been waiting for a big stick to...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Sir Ian Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

      Sir Ian Cheshire, seen by many as the frontrunner to be the next chairman of Tesco, is out of the race, according to people...

    32. January 28, 2015

      Tesco closures will hit up to 2,000 jobs

      Tesco is set to cut up to 2,000 jobs after announcing the closure of 43 unprofitable stores across the UK, as chief...

    33. January 27, 2015

      No quarter needs to be given over changes to reporting

      Social media allows oversharers to update the world on topics the world is indifferent to, ranging from their love lives to...

    34. January 26, 2015

      Tesco to close ebook-selling service

      Tesco is to close its ebook-selling service as it admitted it had been unable to find a buyer, despite holding talks with...

    35. January 26, 2015

      Tesco to beef up corporate finance department

      Tesco is beefing up its in-house corporate finance capabilities, in a move that could herald a further shake up of its...

    36. January 23, 2015

      UK retailers: not bad

      “Not bad.” What does this mean? Americans living in the UK don’t know. At home, praise — ingenuous and otherwise — flows...

    37. January 23, 2015

      Fierce discount sector limits B & M sales growth

      Increasing competition in Britain’s fast-growing discount retail market has held back sales growth at discount chain B & M...

    38. January 21, 2015

      The field narrows for new Tesco chairman

      Tesco is closing in on the appointment of a new chairman, with two City heavyweights vying for the role, as the retailer...

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