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    1. April 17, 2015

      Tesco poised to report annual loss of up to £5bn

      Tesco is set to announce an annual loss of as much as £5bn next week — the worst performance in the near-100-year history of...

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    1. April 15, 2015

      Tesco jettisons corporate jet fleet

      Tesco is poised to draw a line under its ownership of the fleet of corporate jets that sparked a storm of shareholder...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Tesco and miners weigh on FTSE 100

      Tesco was among the sharpest fallers on Monday as the FTSE 100 drifted down from record territory. Ahead of full-year...

    3. April 13, 2015

      Tesco shares fall on fears of bigger than expected writedown

      Shares in Tesco fell almost 3 per cent on Monday after analysts said Britain’s biggest retailer, already reeling from a...

    4. April 7, 2015

      London’s retail recovery picks up speed

      The recovery in retailers’ shares gathered pace, helped by growing optimism about the sector’s exposure to the UK’s economic...

    5. April 2, 2015

      Tesco must play long game in race to bottom

      Britain’s big grocers would never wage a full out price war because, as Justin King pointed out, Mutually Assured...

    6. March 31, 2015

      Talk of wave of store closures stirs FTSE retail stocks

      Retail stocks were in focus on the FTSE 100 after news of Kingfisher’s decision to close 60 of its B&Q shops coincided with...

    7. March 25, 2015

      Look to university leaders to fill corporate boards

      There are not enough women in the boardroom pipeline, it is true — and precious few female chief executives. Chairmen like...

    8. March 23, 2015

      Halfords recruits Jill McDonald as CEO

      Halfords has ended its two-month search for a chief executive by poaching Jill McDonald from McDonald’s, after Matt Davies...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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