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    1. January 8, 2016

      Retailers face era of lower margins, warns Waitrose boss Mark Price

      Retailers must prepare for an era of lower profits as they adapt their business models to the rise of the internet, the...

    2. January 8, 2016

      Retailers grapple with online rise and ways to fill quiet aisles

      Britain’s biggest retailers have invested hundreds of millions of pounds and hired leading talent to fire up their...

    1. January 6, 2016

      Mayfieldmania does not make John Lewis a model for quoted companies

      When the great pianist Franz Liszt played, audiences swooned. It’s the same with Sir Charlie Mayfield, chief executive...

    2. December 31, 2015

      British winemakers seek to ride bubble in interest

      Corks have been popping over Christmas and the new year, especially in the UK, traditionally the largest export market...

    3. November 11, 2015

      Success story remains elusive for Sainsbury

      Store chains turn storytellers at Christmas. J Sainsbury and its rivals air adverts meant to melt the cold hearts of...

    4. November 6, 2015

      Room for profits in organic shopping baskets

      What is up at Whole Foods Market? The Texas-based organic supermarket chain is thriving. For years the company has kept...

    5. October 28, 2015

      Big UK supermarkets adopt different living wage strategies

      Britain’s supermarkets are among the most affected by the government’s new “national living wage” because they employ...

    6. October 20, 2015

      A rough guide to the UK economy for visiting Chinese presidents

      Welcome to the UK, President Xi. We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us on our chilly north...

    7. October 20, 2015

      Mark Price to step down as Waitrose boss

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, is stepping down from the helm of the upmarket UK grocery chain that has...

    8. October 16, 2015

      John Lewis: trouble in store

      Nik and Zurina Noor tumble out of John Lewis’s Cambridge store laden with its green-stripe-on-white carrier bags. They...

    9. September 30, 2015

      Digital option not for faint-hearted leaders

      Digital transformation is not for a faint-hearted leadership team. Indeed, the authors of a recent study by Deloitte,...

    10. September 11, 2015

      Lidl eyes London’s most affluent areas

      Discount retailer Lidl is to take on Waitrose in its middle class heartlands by opening stores in some of London’s most...

    11. September 10, 2015

      Price war and pension costs hit John Lewis

      The price war in the grocery market and higher pension costs are squeezing John Lewis, leading the upmarket British...

    12. July 1, 2015

      John Lewis to charge for click and collect orders under £30

      John Lewis is attempting to shake up the UK’s online retail market after becoming the first department store chain to...

    13. 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...

    14. June 17, 2015

      Waitrose steps up supermarket price wars

      Waitrose, the upmarket grocer, has intensified the UK supermarket price war with a set of personalised discounts that...

    15. March 12, 2015

      Waitrose warns of more grocery sector turmoil

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, forecast further turmoil in the grocery sector as profits at the upmarket...

    16. March 6, 2015

      John Lewis expected to cut staff bonuses

      The John Lewis Partnership is poised to cut its staff bonus for the second year in a row next week as the grocery price...

    17. 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...

    18. February 16, 2015

      ‘Captains of industry’ laud honesty and integrity in companies

      Honesty and integrity are the most important values upon which to judge a company, according to some of the UK’s top...

    19. February 12, 2015

      Executives at UK grocer Ocado see bonuses fall by up to 40%

      Ocado executives had their bonuses cut by as much as 40 per cent last year – despite steering the online grocery...

    20. February 2, 2015

      John Lewis kills off final salary pension

      The John Lewis Partnership has taken the final step in ditching its final salary pension scheme in favour of a hybrid...

    21. January 6, 2015

      Supermarket price war to intensify as Tesco readies cuts

      The supermarket price war is set to intensify, with Tesco expected to announce significant cuts on Thursday and Asda...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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