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    1. 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...

    2. November 14, 2014

      Coupe prepared to meet price war fight

      Mike Coupe’s office has had a makeover. Gone are the mementos and photos of his predecessor Justin King, who ran J Sainsbury...

    1. November 12, 2014

      Defensive Sainsbury’s may need more firepower in supermarket wars

      Ascending the Sainsbury’s throne vacated by Justin King in July, Mike Coupe has quickly swapped his crown for a tin hat. The...

    2. 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...

    3. August 15, 2014

      Fund manager advises supermarket sweep

      Stockpickers looking for a contrarian value buy should consider shares supermarkets, especially Tesco and Wm Morrison,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. June 9, 2014

      Sainsbury to test online clothing sales

      J Sainsbury is to begin a trial of selling clothing online, as it seeks to take on high street rivals with a broader push...

    7. 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,...

    8. May 7, 2014

      King approaches J Sainsbury checkout leaving healthy legacy

      Justin King is hanging up his grocer’s apron on a high after a decade at the helm of J Sainsbury. The former head of M&S’s...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE So Socgen is really, absolutely, without doubt committed to Russia, notes Izzy. NEWS...

    10. May 7, 2014

      European stocks fall on cautious outlooks

      Experian was the worst performing stock on London’s FTSE 100 on Wednesday after the credit checking company warned a...

    11. May 7, 2014

      Justin King bows out of Sainsbury with 5.3% profit rise

      J Sainsbury insisted it could withstand the escalating price war in the grocery sector as it announced a 5.3 per cent...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    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. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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