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    1. Lex Live

      December 9, 2014

      Tesco: trouble at the tills

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 13:00 on 9 Dec 2014.Profit warnings come in threes? Not at Tesco....

    2. November 21, 2014

      Supermarkets learn the lesson of galloping heffalumps

      The knives are out for shares in Britain’s leading supermarkets. Data this week showed the first fall in total grocery sales...

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    1. November 12, 2014

      Competition in retail space heats up

      Hointer, a jeans store based in Seattle that was founded by former Amazon executive Nadia Shouraboura, points to one...

    2. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Companies train to deal with dementia

      Some of Britain’s largest companies are training employees to deal with Alzheimer’s disease among customers and family...

    3. October 26, 2014

      Sainsbury’s grasps discount nettle with budget chain venture

      What do you do when a competitor breaks into your industry with a disruptive low-cost business model and starts taking...

    4. October 16, 2014

      From Waitrose to Whitehall

      You can learn a lot in a day. At least that is what Mark Price, managing director of supermarket chain Waitrose, thinks. For...

    5. September 22, 2014

      Tesco in turmoil after profits overstatement

      Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and one of its great corporate success stories of the last decade, has been thrown into...

    6. September 19, 2014

      Warm weather cools sales at John Lewis

      The warm weather – coinciding with the Proms classical music festival and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games – might have worked...

    7. September 11, 2014

      Britain’s big supermarkets rewrite their grocery lists

      Half-year results and quarterly trading statements from some of Britain’s biggest retailers underlined the diverging...

    8. September 11, 2014

      John Lewis warns of higher prices in an independent Scotland

      Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has warned that Scottish independence could drive up prices...

    9. September 11, 2014

      Morrison profits halve as supermarket price war takes toll

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has insisted that the company’s £300m of price cuts this year are paying...

    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. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. July 21, 2014

      Tesco bows to City and loses CEO

      Change at Tesco Tesco bowed to pressure from City investors on Monday ousting its chief executive Philip Clarke and...

    14. July 18, 2014

      UK high street retailers turn to handmade look for festive items

      “Imperfect is the new perfect,” declares Jonathan Moore, executive chef at Waitrose, pointing to the upmarket grocer’s...

    15. July 1, 2014

      Ocado benefits from Morrison deal despite slow sales

      The supermarket price war has taken its toll on Ocado, even as the online grocer moved into profit in the first half of its...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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