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    1. 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...

    2. 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 shopping...

    3. 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 bidders,...

    4. 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 treatment...

    5. 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 camp...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 for...

    8. 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 the...

    9. 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 independent...

    10. 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...

    11. June 2, 2015

      Finalists: Responsible Business Awards 2015

      Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the powerful and positive role of business in society. The...

    12. 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 products...

    13. 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 Sainsbury...

    14. 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, according to...

    15. 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 been...

    16. 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 fierce...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 seeking...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. May 6, 2015

      UK supermarkets: the battle and the war

      Anyone with a queasy stomach, look away now. The battlefield of the 2014 UK supermarket price war was not a pretty sight. J...

    25. May 3, 2015

      End of the super market in supermarkets

      In recent years, real estate types have often parroted the same answer when asked to name the safest slice of the commercial...

    26. May 1, 2015

      Boardroom trades May 2

      The new chairman at Tesco bought shares at the earliest opportunity, having joined in March when trading was embargoed ahead...

    27. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering from...

    28. April 29, 2015

      Foreign grocers struggle in fast-moving China retail market

      From fast food to smartphones, from luxury goods to groceries, the way China shops — and what mainland shoppers want to buy...

    29. April 27, 2015

      Haulage company boss offers a cool box for home deliveries

      A haulage company boss believes he has solved the problem of waiting in for home deliveries with a lockable, refrigerated...

    30. April 24, 2015

      Tesco’s hunger for land ends in tears

      Britain’s biggest retailer is known for stocking everything from sausages to sweaters. But according to one seasoned retail...

    31. April 23, 2015

      Chinese supermarkets: Spoiled

      In a modern supermarket the problem is often an excess of choice, not a shortage. In China, the consumer is spoilt for...

    32. April 22, 2015

      Tesco takes first steps on long road to recovery

      Tesco’s fall into a £6.4bn loss Convincing investors that Tesco was on the mend the day it unveiled its biggest corporate...

    33. April 22, 2015

      Tesco: buying time

      Write-offs, in the words of the economist Andrew Smithers, are either an admission that profits have been overstated or a...

    34. April 22, 2015

      Tesco’s ‘drastic’ Dave lives up to his nickname

      “Drastic” Dave Lewis, would-be rescuer of Tesco, has lived up to his nickname with £7bn in impairments, pushing the...

    35. April 22, 2015

      Timeline: Tesco’s slump to £6.4bn loss

      April 2013 Tesco’s full-year results are the worst performance in the company’s history to date, with pre-tax profit more...

    36. April 22, 2015

      Tesco slides to record £6.4bn annual loss

      Tesco’s fall into a £6.4bn loss in five charts Tesco has capped a disastrous year with a pre-tax loss of £6.4bn, the worst...

    37. April 21, 2015

      China Resources Enterprise sells retail unit to focus on beer

      Shares in China Resources Enterprise leapt more than 50 per cent after the state-owned supermarkets and beer group produced...

    38. April 20, 2015

      UK supermarkets: property ladder

      Does £1.3bn matter? What about £3bn? When they are non-cash charges, they are easy to ignore. UK supermarket chain Wm...

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