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    New Tesco chief pledges to address loss of market share

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  1. August 31, 2014

    China mission aims to crack down on intellectual piracy

    David Cameron’s new business minister will lead a delegation of businesses to China on Monday in a bid to forge fresh...

  2. August 31, 2014

    Big Tesco shareholder reduces stake

    Tesco’s woes have deepened after one of the supermarket group’s biggest shareholders castigated it for operating an...

  3. August 29, 2014

    Discounters open fashion front in supermarket war

    When Dave Lewis hurries into the chief executive’s chair at Tesco on Monday – a month earlier than planned – the former...

  4. August 29, 2014

    Supermarkets dominate in school uniform price war

    Supermarkets are selling school sweatshirts for as little as £2 as they battle for a bigger share of the UK’s £1.4bn “back...

  5. August 29, 2014

    Tesco: it really is that bad

    “Buy now at 2003 prices” – a fine slogan for a supermarket, except if the price in question is a share price. After its...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Following the activists wherever that might lead: David cites a report by Citi that...

  7. August 29, 2014

    Supermarket shares hit hard by Tesco profit warning

    The UK’s main food retailing groups crowded to the bottom of the FTSE 100 on Friday, as the market reaction to an unexpected...

  8. August 29, 2014

    Tesco pledges ‘decisive action’ after profit warning

    Tesco slashed its dividend and spending plans as it issued its biggest ever profits warning on Friday, saying the “prudent...

  9. August 28, 2014

    Supermarket stocks set pace on FTSE 100

    Investors continued to check out market share data for London-listed supermarket chains on Thursday ahead of earnings season...

  10. August 27, 2014

    Tesco sales down 4% as it struggles to fend off German discount stores

    Tesco’s wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in...

  11. August 25, 2014

    One Stop stores to launch beacon service

    Customers at Tesco-owned convenience stores will soon find their smartphones offering them bespoke discounts, in the first...

  12. August 21, 2014

    European grocers: shop carefully

    European grocers Running supermarkets in Europe is a bad business. To the usual fratricidal competition, add: ubiquitous...

  13. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  14. August 19, 2014

    Inflation fall reduces chance of UK rate rise

    Sterling dropped on Tuesday to its lowest level in more than four months as weaker than expected UK inflation figures...

  15. August 15, 2014

    Fund manager advises supermarket sweep

    Stockpickers looking for a contrarian value buy should consider shares supermarkets, especially Tesco and Wm Morrison,...

  16. August 15, 2014

    BHP spin-off plans help push FTSE higher

    Spin-off plans by Anglo-Australian mining heavyweight BHP Billiton are helping London stocks finish the trading week on a...

  17. FT Tech Hub

    August 13, 2014

    Mannequins that talk to your smartphone - oh, and model clothes, too

    Venezuela might have the mannequins with the world’s biggest breasts, but Britain now has the most tech-savvy models gracing...

  18. August 8, 2014

    Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

    This is a tale of four dogs. They feature in most portfolios, and in that financial Battersea Dogs Home of unloved...

  19. August 6, 2014

    Tesco at 10-year low on profit fears

    Fears of a Tesco profit warning dragged the shares to a new 10-year low on Wednesday. “Tesco needs to take drastic action to...

  20. 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 contributed...

  21. July 29, 2014

    Retail executives play musical chairs for sales growth prize

    It is one of the biggest games of executive musical chairs being played out in the City of London. Over the past few weeks,...

  22. July 29, 2014

    Leading names of Leahy era enjoy mixed fortunes post-Tesco

    After Philip Clarke took the helm of Tesco in 2011, few of the cadre of senior managers assembled by his predecessor Sir...

  23. July 29, 2014

    Wm Morrison marches in step with discounters

    Nearly three years ago to the day, Tesco veteran Andy Higginson announced he was quitting the supermarket, having lost out...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS GKN up on strong results, dividend. Thanks to a strong performance at its Driveline auto parts...

  25. July 27, 2014

    Britain’s turbulent shopping aisles

    Whatever sins can be laid at the door of Philip Clarke, complacency is not among them. For much of his three-year tenure as...

  26. July 27, 2014

    Tesco chief Lewis faces heavy to-do list to turn round retailer

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, after the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he...

  27. July 25, 2014

    Why a good chief should tackle succession head on

    This week, succession planning – or the lack of it – became a hot topic in the City of London, as two FTSE 100 companies...

  28. July 25, 2014

    Week in review, July 26

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Europe puts Google privacy policies...

  29. July 23, 2014

    The inside story of how Clarke’s tenure at Tesco came to an end

    Clarke’s time at Tesco For 30 years, Tesco has sponsored a charity “pro-am” golf tournament the day after the Open...

  30. July 22, 2014

    Arm heads FTSE as licensing revenue rises

    Arm Holdings led the FTSE 100 in morning trade on Tuesday after it reported strong demand in licensing its technology. The...

  31. July 21, 2014

    Tesco’s shareholders must wait to feel the love

    Dave Lewis, architect of Dove’s “love your body” ad campaign and president of personal care at Unilever, may be just the man...

  32. July 21, 2014

    Lewis’s first task is to ensure price is right

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco from Philip Clarke in October, there will be one issue at the top of...

  33. July 21, 2014

    Tesco rivals hit by Clarke departure

    The sudden departure on Monday of Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, put shares in rival supermarket chains in a spin....

  34. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: Clarke, not Superman

    The 2 per cent rise in the share price says it all. Such was the relief at the departure of Tesco chief executive Philip...

  35. July 21, 2014

    A stepping stone links Tesco’s Philip Clarke and Man Utd’s Moyes

    Shortly after Philip Clarke made his surprising – and, it turns out, prescient – admission at a conference in March that his...

  36. July 21, 2014

    Basket of problems awaits incoming Tesco chief, warn analysts

    Dave Lewis will have a shopping basket full of problems as the incoming chief executive of Tesco, retail analysts have...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Mission Finance, why money matters: L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the...

  38. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: trouble at the top

    The UK’s biggest retailer has replaced its CEO with a Unilever executive – and has made another profit warning. Lex...

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