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  1. August 23, 2016

    Supermarkets enjoy summer sales boost

    Sales at British supermarkets rose 1.1 per cent in August, reversing the 1.1 per cent decline registered in July,...

  2. August 19, 2016

    Retailers going overboard in Amazon panic

    Is Amazon chief Jeff Bezos driving everyone else in US retail crazy? It has seemed so this week. On Tuesday Barnes &...

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  1. August 18, 2016

    Walmart: playing offense

    Walmart has achieved something remarkable: it has given its investors less, and they are paying more for it. Strong...

  2. August 18, 2016

    Walmart lifts profit outlook as sales rise

    Walmart reported a strong second quarter on Thursday, as an increase in US same-store sales helped it beat estimates...

  3. August 18, 2016

    Asda posts its worst quarterly sales fall

    UK supermarket group Asda reported its worst decline in quarterly sales on record on Thursday, as the Walmart-owned...

  4. August 17, 2016

    Target shares tumbles as sales miss their mark

    Target’s first comparable sales decline in two years and falling traffic prompted the retailer to cut full-year...

  5. August 15, 2016

    Berkshire buys more Apple and sells Walmart

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in Apple in the second quarter, from $1.1bn at the end of March...

  6. August 14, 2016

    Week Ahead Corporate Diary: Walmart sales growth of 1% expected

    When Walmart announces its second-quarter earnings on Thursday, there will be two key areas of focus: domestic sales...

  7. August 12, 2016

    Walmart hopes to add thrust with Jet.com’s Marc Lore onboard

    When Walmart’s chief executive decided to fork out $3.3bn on an unprofitable two-year-old ecommerce marketplace with...

  8. August 11, 2016

    Walmart, Verizon and GM place bets at the digital table

    What do America’s largest retailer, its biggest carmaker, and its second-biggest telecoms company have in common? They...

  9. August 8, 2016

    Walmart aims at Amazon with $3.3bn Jet.com deal

    Walmart has agreed to pay up to $3.3bn for Jet.com, a start-up founded with the bold ambition of undercutting Amazon,...

  10. August 8, 2016

    US retail M&A: tossing and turning

    “Everybody sleeps”, according to Mattress Firm, the largest pure-play bed retailer in the US. Given a target market...

  11. August 4, 2016

    Walmart: propulsion needed

    Walmart seems too attuned to the short-term return goals of its restless shareholders to blow $3bn on a dicey online...

  12. July 13, 2016

    Amazon hails Prime sale as its ‘biggest day ever’

    Amazon declared its “biggest day ever” after its Prime Day sale, an annual event that has come to resemble Christmas in...

  13. July 8, 2016

    UK food retail: it Asda happen

    In the last few months, an uneasy truce has descended upon a UK food retail sector worn down by attritional price wars....

  14. July 7, 2016

    Walmart workers launch wildcat strikes across China

    Walmart staff across China have launched a series of wildcat strikes against the company’s new working-hours system, in...

  15. July 1, 2016

    Push for higher wages squeezes US corporate profits

    The entrance to McDonald’s Chicago headquarters was transformed into a tent community in May when Fight for $15...

  16. June 21, 2016

    Walmart/JD.com: size is everything

    Even in the virtual world, the small find it hard to survive. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is still too small...

  17. June 20, 2016

    Walmart sells China ecommerce arm to JD.com

    Walmart is to sell its Chinese ecommerce arm to JD.com in exchange for a minority stake in the company, as the world’s...

  18. June 13, 2016

    Asda chief Andy Clarke replaced by Walmart China head

    Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to step down after more than 20 years at the UK supermarket chain, in a management...

  19. June 3, 2016

    Supermarkets in retreat on Asda war signal

    Tesco and J Sainsbury slumped on Friday after investors were given the clearest signal yet that Asda is planning to...

  20. June 3, 2016

    Walmart partners with Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries

    Walmart is raising the stakes in grocery delivery, announcing a tie-up with car-hailing services Uber and Lyft to...

  21. May 19, 2016

    Dick’s Sporting Goods powers ahead of the competition

    Dick’s Sporting Goods shares made strong ground on Thursday as the sports retailer said sales increased in the first...

  22. May 19, 2016

    Asda price cuts fail to stem sliding sales

    UK supermarket Asda posted its seventh consecutive quarter of declining sales on Thursday, as the Walmart-owned chain...

  23. May 19, 2016

    Walmart shares surge as profits top estimates

    Walmart’s first-quarter earnings beat market expectations, sending shares in the world’s largest retailer up 9 per cent...

  24. May 18, 2016

    Tesla jumps after Goldman Sachs backing

    Tesla shares shifted into top gear on Wednesday after the electric vehicle maker was upgraded by analysts at Goldman...

  25. May 12, 2016

    Big US companies spearhead renewable energy drive

    When General Motors buys electricity for the Texas plant that makes hundreds of its Chevrolet and Cadillac trucks each...

  26. May 12, 2016

    US groups back renewable energy alliance

    US companies including Facebook and Microsoft are backing a new alliance to deliver a steep increase in electricity...

  27. May 11, 2016

    Staples tie-up with Office Depot halted by US regulators

    Staples and Office Depot became the latest victims of US regulators, as the two largest stationery retailers in America...

  28. April 29, 2016

    Amazon: bouncy castle

    Last quarter Amazon shares fell 13 per cent after results; this time they rose 12 per cent, erasing this year’s losses....

  29. April 18, 2016

    Review — A bleak outlook on an unequal America

    The US economy has barely recovered from the financial crisis yet business titans are reaping huge pay packages as...

  30. April 12, 2016

    The anti-gay backlash in the American south

    If you are buying, we are selling,” says the sign on a bakery in Mississippi. That is as it should be. Yet the state’s...

  31. April 10, 2016

    The little things that lead to contentment in the office

    Having a job you find meaningful and enjoyable, and colleagues you get along well with, will probably leave you feeling...

  32. April 6, 2016

    Walmart – trouble in store

    Linda McKinney wells up when she talks about the closure of the Walmart supercentre in McDowell County, West Virginia....

  33. February 18, 2016

    IBM has best rally in more than four years

    IBM posted its best rally in more than four years after Morgan Stanley said the markets had “under-appreciated” Big...

  34. February 18, 2016

    Asda suffers steepest quarterly fall in sales

    Asda, the Walmart-owned supermarket chain, reported its steepest quarterly fall in sales, as discount operators opened...

  35. February 18, 2016

    Walmart suffers worst sales performance in 35 years

    Walmart reported its first annual sales decline since at least 1980, underlining the stiff challenges it faces...

  36. February 10, 2016

    Defensive stocks: pay to not play

    If you are one of those wise people who is greedy when others are fearful, fetch your wallet. The S&P 500 is down...

  37. February 10, 2016

    Lessons in employee trust from the UK’s health service

    If one piece of your business performs far better than others, then unless the customers or staff are vastly different,...

  38. February 7, 2016

    No free lunches but plenty of cheap ones

    Tradeoffs have long been at the centre of economics. The aphorism “there is no such thing as a free lunch” captures a...

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