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  1. July 21, 2014

    Tesco rivals hit by Clarke departure

    The sudden departure on Monday of Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, put shares in rival supermarket chains in a spin....

  2. July 14, 2014

    Morrison finally offloads Kiddicare to Endless

    Wm Morrison has finally ended its ill-fated foray into baby and toddler goods with the sale of its Kiddicare business to...

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  1. July 10, 2014

    Swann finds sweet spot at SSP

    Not so much Upper Crust as upper quartile. Float documents from SSP, which sells sandwiches and snacks to rail and air...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Combined sales of Aldi and Lidl poised to overtake Wm Morrison

    The UK arms of Aldi and Lidl are on track for combined sales of more than £10bn this year, and could generate almost as much...

  3. July 6, 2014

    Supermarkets downsize for convenience

    As traditional supermarkets face increased competition from nimbler rivals, one response is for them to shrink the size of...

  4. 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...

  5. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  6. June 17, 2014

    Wm Morrison to shed 2,600 jobs

    Wm Morrison, the troubled UK supermarket chain, has confirmed plans to shed 2,600 jobs, as grocers grapple with changing...

  7. June 11, 2014

    Quindell’s premium listing lark is justifiably grounded

    Country clubs attract members by fostering an aura of exclusivity. But Quindell, a legal services group that grew out of a...

  8. June 10, 2014

    Outlook for UK employment the best in almost seven years

    The UK’s employment outlook is at its strongest for almost seven years, boosted by a revival of recruitment in the retail...

  9. June 6, 2014

    Morrison hit after former head’s criticism

    London’s FTSE 100 is making gains on Friday, catching up its European peers after the UK index missed out on a wider rally...

  10. June 5, 2014

    Sir Ken rails against Morrison successors

    The former king rails against his successors in a three-hour performance: not just King Lear in London at the National...

  11. June 5, 2014

    Ken Morrison lambasts chain’s management

    Sir Ken Morrison has launched an outspoken assault on the management of the supermarket chain he built up, saying its chief...

  12. June 2, 2014

    Grocers’ watchdog finds Morrison overcharged suppliers

    Wm Morrison has been found to be in breach of the groceries code by the Groceries Code Adjudicator after it overcharged...

  13. May 30, 2014

    What happens when the family bows out?

    At the time of my last column, the bidding for AstraZeneca was only just getting going and the initial public offering...

  14. May 21, 2014

    Wm Morrison slides on broker downgrade

    Two retail takeover theories were reheated on Wednesday, with opposite results. Wm Morrison slid 2.1 per cent to 205p after...

  15. May 8, 2014

    Tesco steps up hard discounter offensive

    Tesco has stepped up its offensive against the hard discounters and pound stores, dedicating aisles in its stores to...

  16. May 8, 2014

    Morrison sales show little gains from price cuts

    Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, says the supermarket’s offer of savings on 1,200 products represents “big,...

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    May 8, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The China over-invoicing export distortion is back (sort of): Chinese exports recovered...

  18. May 8, 2014

    Morrison shares hit bottom of FTSE 100

    Results from Morrison underlined the challenges facing grocery retailers as shares in Britain’s fourth-biggest supermarket...

  19. May 8, 2014

    Wm Morrison sales fall as it takes on discount chains

    Wm Morrison, the supermarket chain, has reported a worse than expected fall in underlying sales over the past three months,...

  20. May 7, 2014

    Appearing unique is the big test for challenger banks

    The name Kent Reliance oozes respectability. Branding consultants might have picked it out in a crowd as a way to sound...

  21. May 2, 2014

    Sainsbury expected to reduce capital expenditure

    Mike Coupe, the incoming chief executive of J Sainsbury, is set to signal that his tenure will be marked by lower capital...

  22. April 25, 2014

    Wm Morrison to make first foray into London online grocery market

    Wm Morrison is to make its first foray into the London online grocery market next month, as it seeks to catch up with rivals...

  23. April 23, 2014

    Morrison falls on earnings quality issues

    Wm Morrison hit a new eight-year low on Wednesday as earnings quality became the latest reason to sell the grocer....

  24. April 22, 2014

    Tesco fires fresh salvo in grocery price battle

    Tesco has ratcheted up its price campaign, paring the cost of online delivery, and announcing a fresh wave of price cuts on...

  25. April 16, 2014

    Tesco helps retailers bounce on FTSE

    Shares in Tesco were at the top of the FTSE Eurofirst 300 after its full-year results were largely free of nasty surprises,...

  26. April 11, 2014

    Big shareholders warn Wm Morrison managers over performance

    Top 10 shareholders in Wm Morrison have issued warnings to senior management over their stewardship of the supermarket after...

  27. April 8, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Tesco after sales fall

    Tesco is coming under renewed pressure after a fall in sales in recent weeks and a fresh executive departure from the UK...

  28. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  29. March 27, 2014

    Supermarket executives set to pay price for falling profits

    Top supermarket executives are poised to pay the price for falling profits, with Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm...

  30. March 24, 2014

    Early blow for ‘say on pay’ guidelines

    A group representing institutional investors and pay campaigners has made a formal complaint to regulators, suggesting that...

  31. March 18, 2014

    Price wars threaten to reshape landscape of supermarkets

    When Wm Morrison announced that it would invest £1bn cutting prices over the next three years, it threatened to turn the...

  32. March 18, 2014

    Sainsbury shows size of challenge for supermarkets

    Concerns over the fortunes of Britain’s biggest supermarkets intensified after J Sainsbury reported its first fall in...

  33. March 14, 2014

    Hi-tech is hot but take care not to get burnt

    News this week overflowed with evidence that the appetite for groovy sounding technology companies is rising to heights not...

  34. March 14, 2014

    Payroll data theft is latest blow to troubled Wm Morrison

    Wm Morrison, the troubled supermarket chain, was dealt a further blow on Friday when it admitted that it had suffered the...

  35. March 13, 2014

    Kiddicare buy ends in tears for Wm Morrison

    When Dalton Philips announced the acquisition of Kiddicare in February 2011 for £70m, the Wm Morrison chief executive...

  36. March 13, 2014

    Morrison crashes on glut of pick and mix

    Like a child in a sweet shop, Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has indulged in every type of corporate candy...

  37. March 13, 2014

    Wm Morrison: the brave and the bold

    Scary. The idea of a supermarket chain taking on discounters Lidl and Aldi at their own game sent shares in Wm Morrison down...

  38. March 13, 2014

    Strategy not shame should determine scale of BarCap

    Any business overhaul is easily called “radical”. But the revamp of Barclays’ investment bank – including apparently...

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