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    1. 20 hours ago

      MBK Partners closes in on $6bn Tesco Korea deal

      Tesco has named a consortium led by South Korean buyout group MBK Partners as the preferred bidder for its business in...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Tesco’s Dunnhumby sets up Chinese joint venture

      Dunnhumby has agreed to set up a joint venture with one of China’s largest supermarket chains in an effort to improve...

    3. August 27, 2015

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    4. August 27, 2015

      Tesco eyes $844m dividend from Homeplus to cut sale price

      Tesco plans to receive a Won1tn ($844m) dividend from its Korean business as a way to cut the asking price for Homeplus...

    5. August 26, 2015

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    6. August 21, 2015

      Buyout teams compete for Tesco’s Korea business

      Three private equity consortiums are poised to submit final bids in the £4bn auction for Tesco’s Korean business....

    7. August 18, 2015

      Sales count, but Asda must remember that profits matter too

      Retailing is a foreign country. They do things differently there. Most businesses would, for example, shrug off a 4.7...

    8. August 11, 2015

      Bids to be slashed for Tesco’s data company Dunnhumby

      Tesco has had to drastically scale back ambitions for the sale of Dunnhumby, the data analysis company, as bidders were...

    9. August 10, 2015

      Pensions: rate relief

      Interest rate rises are on the way so it is time to pick your side. Watching on fearfully: borrowers and bond fund...

    10. August 6, 2015

      RSA: a fox bolts for cover

      Tally ho! Sometime fox hunter Stephen Hester finds himself the quarry as Zurich Insurance considers a £5bn-plus bid for...

    11. July 17, 2015

      Indefensible secrets on women’s pay

      Owing to their limited training and experience,” the British Employers’ Confederation told the Royal Commission on...

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      July 17, 2015

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    13. July 7, 2015

      Private equity firms battle to buy Tesco’s South Korea unit

      Buyout firm KKR has rejoined the shortlist of five bidders for Tesco’s South Korean unit after sweetening its bid to...

    14. June 26, 2015

      Tesco: turning a corner

      Tesco’s sales growth has not returned to positive territory. Its share price has though — beating both listed peers...

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      June 26, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Tesco 'steps forward' with sales fall

      Tesco has made a “step in the right direction” says CEO Dave Lewis….with another sales fall. FT Opening Quote, with...

    16. June 26, 2015

      Tesco beats expectations in Q1 but sales continue to fall

      Tesco suffered a further slide in sales in the first quarter of its financial year, in a performance that beat market...

    17. June 25, 2015

      Supermarket price war moves upmarket

      At the Stratford City shopping centre in east London, Aissata is enjoying a pastry and a free cup of coffee after...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Private equity lines up for Tesco’s South Korean unit Homeplus

      The sale of Tesco’s South Korean unit, valued at more than $7bn, has drawn offers from as many as eight preliminary...

    19. June 22, 2015

      Suppliers rate Tesco worst big UK supermarket

      Tesco’s suppliers have rated it the worst of the big four UK supermarkets in complying with a code ensuring fair...

    20. June 22, 2015

      Full bid spells end of the praline for Thorntons’ horror show

      “The ambassador’s receptions are noted in society for their exquisite taste.” Thus cooed the voiceover of Ferrero’s...

    21. June 22, 2015

      Discounters’ store openings reveal heat on UK grocers

      In what spells more trouble for Britain’s big grocers, discount retailers such as the German no-frills supermarkets and...

    22. June 19, 2015

      Tesco loyalty business founders consider taking part in bid

      Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby, the couple who helped to create the Tesco Clubcard, are considering involvement in a bid...

    23. June 16, 2015

      G4S perceived as having worst performing board in UK

      G4S — the UK outsourcing and security group involved in scandals over Olympic Games staffing and offender tagging — has...

    24. June 7, 2015

      Sir Terry Leahy to join Motor Fuel Group in CD&R deal

      Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US private equity house, is to team up with managers of one of the UK’s biggest...

    25. June 4, 2015

      Protest vote at Morrison over Philips payout

      Wm Morrison has suffered a significant protest vote against its pay policies after the £1m bonus paid to ousted chief...

    26. June 2, 2015

      Finalists: Responsible Business Awards 2015

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    27. May 31, 2015

      NHS boss warns food and drink industry must act to cut sugar

      The head of England’s NHS has taken aim at the food and drink industry, saying it must cut the sugar content of its...

    28. May 29, 2015

      Supermarkets battle to mop up excess space

      Watch out by the meat counter, a branch of Argos could be about to pop up. The first two Argos stores inside J...

    29. May 27, 2015

      Big US retailers overtaken in brands ranking shift

      Alibaba has become the most valuable retail brand in the world, overtaking global behemoths Amazon and Walmart,...

    30. May 25, 2015

      Brands need to shore up their flimsy pledges on safety

      “The managers have much pleasure in stating that the immense numbers who have travelled under their arrangements have...

    31. May 24, 2015

      Costcutter owner calls for mergers to hold off supermarkets

      The owner of Costcutter, Britain’s second-largest chain of corner shops, has called for more mergers in the face of...

    32. May 24, 2015

      Food and drink companies counter moves to cut sugar levels

      Food and drink companies are fighting back against the threat of government measures to tackle unhealthy diets. Public...

    33. May 21, 2015

      Dave Lewis paid £4.1m for first 6 months at Tesco

      Dave Lewis was paid a total of £4.1m in his first six months as chief executive of Tesco, the retailer’s annual report...

    34. May 12, 2015

      Fresh formats challenge Walmart in China

      Foreign big-box retailers have found the going extremely tough in China. Having flooded in over the past two decades...

    35. May 10, 2015

      Wm Morrison most at risk from discount stores, research shows

      Of Britain’s big four supermarkets, Wm Morrison is the most exposed to the no-frills German discounters and the growing...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Tesco set to put mobile business up for sale

      Tesco is poised to put its mobile business on the block, as chief executive Dave Lewis intensifies his sales of the...

    37. May 7, 2015

      Trading at Wm Morrison improves under new chief

      Wm Morrison reported better sales than expected for the past three months after David Potts, the new chief executive,...

    38. May 6, 2015

      Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda

      Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

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