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  1. April 3, 2014

    Cameron ‘snobbish’ for saying Waitrose shoppers ‘more chatty’

    David Cameron has been accused of snobbery after claiming shoppers at Waitrose tended to be more chatty and “engaged” than...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Ocado: plan with a van

    Better to travel, or to arrive? Investors in Ocado, the UK internet grocer, may once have preferred the early arrival of...

  1. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Salmon producer looks for leap in small-business loans

    Christmas is not a time for relaxation if your business is smoked salmon. “It goes from being a little company with a...

  2. March 17, 2014

    John Lewis lauded for caring capitalism

    When it comes to the mutual model, one of the most successful examples is in retail. The John Lewis Partnership, which owns...

  3. March 6, 2014

    Waitrose defends customer loyalty scheme

    Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, defended a customer loyalty scheme that has been attacked by Labour and...

  4. February 28, 2014

    Labour creates storm in a coffee cup over Waitrose loyalty scheme

    The Labour party has accused Waitrose of stealing trade from small high street shops by giving a million free coffees and...

  5. February 28, 2014

    Pension shake-up to hit John Lewis bonus

    John Lewis Partnership, the employee-owned retailer, is expected to announce a cut in its staff bonus next week, as it...

  6. January 29, 2014

    Tesco and Waitrose expand into London Underground stations

    A wave of supermarket services will open in London Underground stations after the capital’s transport authority announced...

  7. January 20, 2014

    Conviviality Retail losing hope over price floor for alcohol

    Minimum pricing would create a “level playing field” for off licences against supermarkets, according to the head of...

  8. January 8, 2014

    Sainsbury squeezed by the hard discounters

    J Sainsbury raised a red flag over the supermarket sector, reporting its slowest growth in nine years over the crucial...

  9. December 20, 2013

    Top 100 festive wines: strong and sweet

    This is still the best-value style of wine because it is – quite unjustifiably – unfashionable. Perhaps this is why...

  10. November 8, 2013

    Douglas Coupland: Meet Todd

    Here’s an idea … Let’s say you install an app on your laptop or phone. Let’s call this app “Todd”. What Todd does is monitor...

  11. October 14, 2013

    Tesco shareholders question management’s grip after profits fall

    Some of the biggest shareholders in Tesco are asking whether top management has a good enough grip on its many problems,...

  12. October 7, 2013

    Tesco relaunches its premium range

    Tesco is attempting to woo upmarket customers with a revamp of its premium Finest range, which generates more than £1bn a...

  13. September 12, 2013

    John Lewis first-half profits hit by holiday pay charge

    Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said there were signs of an improvement in the economy as the...

  14. August 22, 2013

    John Lewis to pay £40m to staff for holiday pay error

    The John Lewis Partnership has been widely acclaimed by the political establishment as a model employer. But now it is...

  15. August 18, 2013

    Pocket Shop launches speedy London delivery

    Pocket Shop, a start-up website, has launched the ultimate in fast grocery deliveries – promising to have bread, eggs and...

  16. August 16, 2013

    Pitfalls of being neither one thing nor the other

    Being described as “neither one thing nor the other” is seldom a compliment. It is more redolent of mild derision. Winston...

  17. August 5, 2013

    Waitrose to publish The Good Food Guide

    Waitrose, the upmarket supermarket group, has become the new publisher of The Good Food Guide. The grocery arm of the John...

  18. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

    The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

  19. July 11, 2013

    Waitrose to open remote click-and-collect food lockers

    Waitrose is poised to step up its online development, with the introduction of temperature-controlled delivery lockers for...

  20. July 2, 2013

    Online retailer Ocado slides back into the red

    Ocado said it believed Waitrose was coming around to its agreement with Wm Morrison as the online grocer slipped back into...

  21. June 30, 2013

    The Week Ahead: July 1 – July 7

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  22. May 17, 2013

    Morrison and Ocado: welcome to the web

    Waitrose houmous going out of the door in one direction, Morrison beef pies in the other. If nothing else, the distribution...

  23. May 17, 2013

    Banks in demand as UBS backs switch to the sector

    Royal Bank of Scotland led the blue-chip risers on Friday as financial stocks helped pull the FTSE 100 to within touching...

  24. May 17, 2013

    Morrison and Ocado deal sparks row

    Waitrose has demanded to see details of the £200m deal between Wm Morrison and Ocado, as the grocery arm of the John Lewis...

  25. May 13, 2013

    Ocado shares tumble on distribution deal fears

    Ocado shares tumbled on Monday on concerns that Waitrose, which supplies the online grocer, could block a distribution deal...

  26. May 10, 2013

    Ocado hit by large protest vote over executive pay

    Ocado, the lossmaking online grocer, was dealt a fresh blow on Friday after it suffered one of the largest protest votes...

  27. May 9, 2013

    Lombard: Ministers should pester Hester to do Twist

    Stephen Hester is the Oliver Twist of punishment. In his four years-plus at the top of Royal Bank of Scotland, the group has...

  28. April 24, 2013

    Morrison close to striking distribution deal with Ocado

    Wm Morrison is closing in on a distribution deal with online supermarket Ocado, in an attempt to kick-start its grocery...

  29. April 17, 2013

    Changing times see Tesco shelve landbanks

    Tesco’s stockpiling of land over the past decade came back to bite it on Wednesday as Britain’s biggest retailer was forced...

  30. March 14, 2013

    Talks with Morrison boost Ocado shares

    Shares in Ocado surged on Thursday morning after it emerged that the web-only grocer might help Wm Morrison build its own...

  31. March 8, 2013

    Morrison prepares for online launch

    Wm Morrison is poised to announce a move into online grocery and a rollout of convenience stores next week, along with its...

  32. March 7, 2013

    John Lewis staff share £211m bonus pot

    The John Lewis Partnership defied the devastation on the high street to lift its staff bonus to more than £200m for the...

  33. February 28, 2013

    John Lewis ready to raise staff bonus

    The John Lewis Partnership is expected to raise its staff bonus payout for the first time in two years next week – but the...

  34. February 26, 2013

    Sales of frozen burgers plunge

    The horsemeat scandal has taken its toll on consumers’ shopping habits in the UK, with falling sales of frozen burgers and...

  35. February 25, 2013

    Ikea drawn into horsemeat scandal

    Ikea became the latest outlet to be embroiled in the Europe-wide horsemeat scandal on Monday after traces of the animal were...

  36. February 22, 2013

    John Lewis to expand ‘click and collect’

    John Lewis customers will soon be able to pick up the products they order online at local cornershops, under a deal struck...

  37. February 17, 2013

    Horse burger comes second in blind taste test

    A burger made knowingly from horsemeat has taken second place in the Financial Times’ Weekend’s regular “Taste Test” of 10...

  38. February 14, 2013

    Morrison pulls salami products

    Wm Morrison has become the latest big retailer to withdraw meat products from its shelves as a precautionary measure after...

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