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  1. 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...

  2. February 23, 2014

    FTSE 100 chiefs wary of impact on business of Scotland’s Yes vote

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 chairmen who participated in a survey believe Scottish independence would be bad for British...

  1. February 3, 2014

    The serial adultery of the modern customer

    The eulogies last week for Justin King, outgoing chief executive of J Sainsbury, make clear he won his crown as Britain’s...

  2. January 29, 2014

    King checks out with Sainsbury on a high

    When Justin King hangs up his grocer’s apron in July, the chief executive of J Sainsbury will have completed an almost...

  3. January 29, 2014

    How King made a name for himself at Sainsbury

    Ten years ago Justin King was the self-assured upstart out to make a name for himself. Today the chief executive of J...

  4. January 29, 2014

    Sainsbury: King leaves UK supermarket

    First, the record. Justin King bows out of J Sainsbury after 10 years at the top with numbers to be proud of. Shareholder...

  5. January 29, 2014

    Prince of Orange’s abdication poses zest test for Coupe

    Vroom vroom! The announcement that Justin King will step down as chief executive of J Sainsbury after 10 years will rev up...

  6. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff looks at using reverse repo to replace the Fed Funds as the policy rate. NEWS...

  7. January 29, 2014

    Justin King quits as Sainsbury chief with margins under pressure

    Justin King steps down having taken J Sainsbury from a troubled grocer to one of Britain’s best performing retailers. The...

  8. January 29, 2014

    Sainsbury picks insider Coupe to succeed Justin King

    The rise of Mike Coupe to the top job at J Sainsbury comes after a three decade career in retail – and a scrap with Tesco...

  9. January 29, 2014

    Justin King to step down as J Sainsbury chief executive

    Justin King is stepping down as chief executive of J Sainsbury after 10 years, having transformed the supermarket group into...

  10. January 9, 2014

    UK grocers’ results expose challenges facing the high street

    The UK has surprised on the upside, bouncing back from the verge of a triple dip recession at the start of 2013 to become...

  11. 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...

  12. January 3, 2014

    UK business leaders optimistic about economy

    Four-fifths of leaders of Britain’s largest companies expect their business to pick up over the coming year, but concerns...

  13. November 4, 2013

    Concern grows as low earners win ‘living wage’ rise

    Tens of thousands of low-paid workers are to receive a pay rise of up to £400 a year as a result of an increase in the...

  14. November 4, 2013

    Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

    The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger about...

  15. October 14, 2013

    UK retail spending forecast to top £40bn over Christmas

    Christmas spending is poised to top £40bn for the first time this year, offering some hope to the battered British high...

  16. October 2, 2013

    Convenience stores boost Sainsbury sales

    An acceleration in its convenience store business helped J Sainsbury increase sales in its second quarter. Sales from stores...

  17. July 4, 2013

    Store chains prepare for taxation summit

    Top retail finance directors are set to thrash out proposals for an overhaul of the business rates system as store chains...

  18. June 12, 2013

    Sainsbury’s calls on government to address high street tax burden

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, stepped up pressure on the government to ease the tax burden on the high...

  19. June 5, 2013

    Sainsbury gives Justin King a 20% pay increase to £4.3m

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, received a more than 20 per cent increase in his pay package last year to...

  20. May 31, 2013

    High street retailers seek tax reform

    Big retailers are stepping up pressure on the UK government to address what some regard as the unfair tax burden on the high...

  21. May 8, 2013

    Lombard: Sainsbury gives a solid performance in a fragile sector

    Food retailing is a tough and challenging business. And that’s just for investors. Of the three major quoted grocers, Tesco...

  22. May 8, 2013

    Sainsbury chief calls for level playing field on taxes

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, called on the government to tackle the lack of a “level playing field” on tax...

  23. May 5, 2013

    Sainsbury in talks to control bank arm

    J Sainsbury is in advanced talks to take full control of its eponymous bank as the supermarket chain hopes to accelerate...

  24. April 29, 2013

    Sainsbury prepares for departure of Justin King as chief executive

    J Sainsbury is laying the groundwork for the departure of Justin King, its chief executive, as he approaches a decade at the...

  25. March 19, 2013

    Beware the curse of the ‘spousepreneurs’

    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has made an £80m loss on the sale of Lonely Planet travel guides, which tell...

  26. March 19, 2013

    Sainsbury hits out at Tesco price scheme

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, has hit out at Tesco’s new price-matching scheme, claiming that it was unfair...

  27. January 24, 2013

    Retailers call for action on tax avoidance

    High street retailers are putting pressure on the government to deliver a level playing field on tax, or at the very least...

  28. January 9, 2013

    Slowdown adds to Sainsbury boss’s dilemma

    The news that Justin King is a fan of The Clash – the greatest band in the world for a spell – signals the subliminal...

  29. January 9, 2013

    Sainsbury’s sales hit by own-brand demand

    J Sainsbury announced its lowest sales growth for seven years on Wednesday, as customers traded down to own-label products...

  30. January 2, 2013

    UK faces prolonged stagnation, says poll

    Almost three-quarters of the leaders of Britain’s largest companies fear the country faces a prolonged period of stagnation...

  31. November 16, 2012

    Big retailers gear up for holiday sales

    Britain's big retailers are gearing up for Christmas. For non-food retailers, the crucial trading period can account for up...

  32. November 14, 2012

    Sainsbury chief has ‘no plans to leave’

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, insisted he had no plans to leave Britain’s third-biggest supermarket chain by...

  33. November 2, 2012

    Morrison’s chief tested by falling sales

    The UK’s retail industry leaders will be firmly in the spotlight in the next two weeks, with deteriorating sales at Wm...

  34. October 16, 2012

    Should executives comment on politics?

    THE PROBLEM Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch caused a storm this month when he in effect accused the Obama...

  35. October 12, 2012

    Business split on shares-for-rights swap

    Entrepreneurs are sharply divided over George Osborne’s plan for workers to be given shares in exchange for forgoing...

  36. October 9, 2012

    Stores chief attacks Osborne shares plan

    Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury, has launched a stinging attack on George Osborne’s plans for new staff to...

  37. October 3, 2012

    Sainsbury warns on UK food prices

    Britons face an increase in food prices this Christmas and a shortage in some traditional festive foods, J Sainsbury warned...

  38. June 13, 2012

    Sainsbury beats Tesco but still disappoints

    J Sainsbury suffered a surprise slowdown in sales over the past three months, with its first-quarter performance coming in...

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