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  1. September 12, 2014

    Home Retail Group shares hit despite sales growth at Argos

    Shares in Home Retail Group fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday despite a ninth consecutive quarter of positive...

  2. April 30, 2014

    Shoppers turn to Argos’s digital catalogue

    Home Retail Group will expand its “digital” concept stores – where iPads have replaced its catalogues – as the Argos-owner...

  1. March 13, 2014

    Home Retail Group and Shop Direct make mis-selling provisions

    The high street has become embroiled in the payment protection insurance scandal after it emerged that Argos-owner Home...

  2. January 16, 2014

    Christmas cheer at Argos boosts Home Retail Group

    Argos expects half of its sales to be online from the next financial year as the Home Retail Group-owned retailer reported...

  3. November 26, 2013

    Argos swaps ‘book of dreams’ for iPads in new stores

    Argos took a step into a catalogue-less future as the retailer swapped its “laminated book of dreams” for iPads in its...

  4. September 4, 2013

    Home Retail Group chief to step down

    Terry Duddy, the long-serving chief executive of Home Retail Group, has announced he is to step down next year, less than 12...

  5. June 4, 2013

    Home Retail chief Terry Duddy forfeits third of bonus

    Terry Duddy, chief executive of Home Retail Group, sacrificed a third of his bonus after a fall in profits, but his total...

  6. May 1, 2013

    Argos owner insists high streets will survive online onslaught

    High streets have a future despite the onslaught of online shopping, insisted Terry Duddy, chief executive of Argos and...

  7. January 17, 2013

    High street undergoing ‘seismic’ change

    The high street is undergoing “seismic” change, the chief executive of Dixons warned, as the electricals chain and rival...

  8. October 24, 2012

    Argos aims at digital move upmarket

    Argos plans to target the John Lewis customer with more upmarket products, and move away from its traditional printed...

  9. September 14, 2012

    UK groups spark fears of consumer downturn

    Fresh fears of a consumer downturn were raised this week, as Burberry warned on profits and Next reported that trading over...

  10. September 13, 2012

    Home Retail cheered by Argos growth

    Home Retail Group was cheered by a return to like-for-like growth in its Argos chain as it reported interim sales, even as...

  11. June 19, 2012

    Home Retail blames weather for sales drop

    Shares in Home Retail Group jumped almost 25 per cent on Tuesday in spite of a fall in first-quarter sales which the owner...

  12. June 1, 2012

    Anger over Home Retail chief’s bonus

    The pay and performance of Terry Duddy, chief executive of Home Retail Group, is poised to become a focus for some...

  13. May 4, 2012

    Abandoning hope is sometimes the best option

    Company directors often show a worrying surfeit of ambition. The London market is littered with the wreckage of companies...

  14. May 2, 2012

    Home Retail Group drops final dividend

    Home Retail Group could close about 300 stores over the next five years if they are not economically viable, the owner of...

  15. March 15, 2012

    Home Retail’s sales continue to slide

    Home Retail reported declining sales at the beginning of this year as cash-strapped consumers delayed expensive home...

  16. February 1, 2012

    Argos looks to US for managing director

    A former executive at US retailers Best Buy and Sears has been recruited to run Argos, the struggling UK catalogue and store...

  17. January 17, 2012

    Internet accelerates rush from high street

    As the woes of Tesco reverberate across the high street, analysts predict a wave of rights issues will be needed to fund the...

  18. January 12, 2012

    Electricals drag down Home Retail

    The declining electrical goods market cost Argos much of the £150m in lost sales it reported over the peak Christmas...

  19. October 19, 2011

    China venture points to low-cost Argos option

    Selling woks to the Chinese is Home Retail Group’s answer to reversing the near total wipeout of profits at its Argos chain,...

  20. October 19, 2011

    Argos profit collapse drags down Home Retail

    Shares in Home Retail Group plunged nearly 17  per cent after its half-year results revealed a profits collapse at its Argos...

  21. September 8, 2011

    Home Retail rises despite high street malaise

    Shares in UK shopping group Home Retail saw intraday gains of more than 10 per cent after a second-quarter trading update...

  22. June 24, 2011

    Habitat’s UK arm goes into administration

    As many as 750 jobs have been placed in jeopardy after the UK arm of Habitat, the homeware design retailer started by Sir...

  23. June 23, 2011

    Home Retail to pay £24.5m for Habitat

    Habitat, the homeware design brand started by Sir Terence Conran in 1964, is poised to close up to 30 UK stores after its...

  24. June 10, 2011

    Troubled Comet looks to sell off prime sites

    Troubled electrical retailer Comet is circulating a confidential list of 22 stores that it wishes to sell, representing some...

  25. June 9, 2011

    Argos sales drop adds to Home Retail woes

    Shares in Home Retail Group fell almost 14 per cent on Thursday after it announced a steep decline in sales at Argos, its...

  26. April 24, 2011

    Digby Jones comes out for AV reform

    Digby Jones, former head of the CBI employers’ group, has thrown his weight behind the campaign to change Britain’s voting...

  27. April 21, 2011

    Chaucer’s tales near end

    Chaucer’s tales near end As Chaucer’s travelling days look to end soon with the recommended offer from The Hanover, the...

  28. April 20, 2011

    Tough high street hurts Home Retail

    Value retail chain Argos is to launch its own home shopping channel, and will start selling children’s clothes and books to...

  29. March 10, 2011

    Home Retail trims forecasts

    Home Retail, owner of Argos and Homebase, saw its shares fall 6 per cent as it trimmed full-year profit forecasts after...

  30. January 14, 2011

    Snow storms were deep but not evenly spread

    The snows melted weeks ago but the recent round of Christmas trading statements from UK retailers were packed full of the...

  31. January 13, 2011

    Argos buoyed by toys and laptops

    Home Retail’s shares staged a relief rally on Thursday, rising 10 per cent after the owner of Argos and Homebase avoided a...

  32. October 28, 2010

    Asda runs tests on ‘Argos-style’ offering

    Asda, Britain’s second-biggest supermarket group by market share, is running trials for an “Argos style” in-store ordering...

  33. October 23, 2010

    Squeeze may see supermarket swoop for Home Retail

    The obituaries that will greet next year’s crop of high street failures could easily be written now: a further slowdown in...

  34. October 20, 2010

    Argos sales slide hurts Home Retail

    A drop in sales at Argos, the catalogue retailer, depressed first-half profits at Home Retail Group, with gross margins...

  35. September 9, 2010

    Home Retail warns on profits after slow summer

    Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos, warned that first-half profits will be 20 to 25 per cent lower than last year after a...

  36. June 11, 2010

    Home Retail hurt by Argos sales slowdown

    Low consumer confidence and tougher competition led to a larger-than-expected drop in first-quarter sales at Argos, the...

  37. June 10, 2010

    Home Retail hurt by Argos sales slowdown

    Low consumer confidence and tougher competition led to a larger-than-expected drop in first-quarter sales at Argos, the...

  38. June 2, 2010

    Duddy new ball

    Home Retail Group and MCC chairman Oliver Stocken is proposing a rule change after chief executive Terry Duddy won a 72 per...

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