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  1. September 1, 2014

    New Tesco chief pledges to address loss of market share

    Dave Lewis rallied staff on his first day as chief executive of Tesco with a promise to restore the UK’s largest grocer as...

  2. August 31, 2014

    Is Manchester United the new Tesco?

    Take a rock-solid British company: a market leader at home for years, in which time it has achieved increasing penetration...

  1. August 29, 2014

    Tesco pledges ‘decisive action’ after profit warning

    Tesco slashed its dividend and spending plans as it issued its biggest ever profits warning on Friday, saying the “prudent...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  3. July 29, 2014

    Wm Morrison marches in step with discounters

    Nearly three years ago to the day, Tesco veteran Andy Higginson announced he was quitting the supermarket, having lost out...

  4. July 27, 2014

    Britain’s turbulent shopping aisles

    Whatever sins can be laid at the door of Philip Clarke, complacency is not among them. For much of his three-year tenure as...

  5. July 27, 2014

    Tesco chief Lewis faces heavy to-do list to turn round retailer

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, after the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he...

  6. July 25, 2014

    Why a good chief should tackle succession head on

    This week, succession planning – or the lack of it – became a hot topic in the City of London, as two FTSE 100 companies...

  7. July 23, 2014

    The inside story of how Clarke’s tenure at Tesco came to an end

    Clarke’s time at Tesco For 30 years, Tesco has sponsored a charity “pro-am” golf tournament the day after the Open...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Lewis’s first task is to ensure price is right

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco from Philip Clarke in October, there will be one issue at the top of...

  9. 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....

  10. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: Clarke, not Superman

    The 2 per cent rise in the share price says it all. Such was the relief at the departure of Tesco chief executive Philip...

  11. July 21, 2014

    A stepping stone links Tesco’s Philip Clarke and Man Utd’s Moyes

    Shortly after Philip Clarke made his surprising – and, it turns out, prescient – admission at a conference in March that his...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Basket of problems awaits incoming Tesco chief, warn analysts

    Dave Lewis will have a shopping basket full of problems as the incoming chief executive of Tesco, retail analysts have...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Mission Finance, why money matters: L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Tesco tops FTSE 100 after chief quits

    Tesco shares hit the top of the FTSE 100 on Monday after chief executive Philip Clarke announced the end of a torrid three...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Philip Clarke failed to build on Leahy legacy at Tesco

    Philip Clarke was due to celebrate 40 years at Tesco with a swanky party on Tuesday thrown by the retailer’s chairman, Sir...

  16. 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...

  17. July 10, 2014

    Marks and Spencer finance chief jumps ship for Tesco

    Alan Stewart, finance director of Marks and Spencer, has been appointed to the same role at Tesco, in a surprise switch that...

  18. June 4, 2014

    Tesco loses its ‘emotional connection’ amid dismal trading

    Tesco’s dismal trading Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, will next month celebrate 40 years of service at the company...

  19. June 4, 2014

    Analysts react to Tesco sales slump

    Tesco’s first-quarter trading statement has revealed that the supermarket retailer has suffered its worst trading...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2014

    The (early) lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paul charts litigation risk for banks. Dan has a brief look at what makes a company...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Tesco chief dashes hopes of quick revival

    The chief executive of Tesco has warned that first quarter trading at Britain’s biggest retailer was the worst he had seen...

  22. May 28, 2014

    Supermarket price war set to bite into Tesco sales

    Tesco is poised to report its worst quarterly trading in decades next week as Britain’s biggest retailer struggles to turn...

  23. May 22, 2014

    Laurie McIlwee’s Tesco severance inches towards £1m

    Laurie McIlwee, who resigned as Tesco finance director in April, will receive a pay-off of almost £1m, according to the...

  24. May 6, 2014

    Tesco to launch smartphone

    Tesco is poised to launch a smartphone towards the end of this year, building on its low-cost tablet, as it seeks to turn...

  25. 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...

  26. April 16, 2014

    Tesco makes sales gains in central Europe

    Tesco’s international operations are showing signs of stability with an upturn in central Europe, as the company prepares to...

  27. April 16, 2014

    Clarke faces race against the clock in bid to turn round Tesco

    Tesco may be showing signs of improvement in central Europe, but the performance of its domestic arm, which generates...

  28. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at credit issuance, which is healthy, wealthy, and happening in size....

  29. April 16, 2014

    Tesco: unexpected item in bagging area

    Bad news is not coming in threes for Tesco, but in a stream of painful hits. The shares are a quarter lower than at this...

  30. 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,...

  31. April 16, 2014

    Tesco chief vows to stay course with turnround plan

    Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, said he would press ahead with his £1bn turnround plan for the supermarket despite...

  32. April 15, 2014

    Tesco investor calls on chief Clarke to check out

    Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, is facing calls from some of its top shareholders to step down, amid the escalating...

  33. April 15, 2014

    Five steps to heaven for Tesco chief Clarke

    As Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, battles to turn round Britain’s biggest retailer – and hold on to his job in the...

  34. 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...

  35. April 4, 2014

    Tesco finance chief bows out stoking fears before results

    The resignation of Laurie McIlwee, finance director of Tesco, has heightened the sense of crisis at Britain’s biggest...

  36. April 3, 2014

    Tesco’s finance director to leave

    Tesco’s finance director is set to resign as early as next week in a sign of further turmoil at Britain’s biggest retailer –...

  37. 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...

  38. March 12, 2014

    Tesco’s CEO Philip Clarke looks to the future

    Chief executives almost never talk about their corporate mortality. But Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, showed a...

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