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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. February 14, 2014

    B&M joins queue of retailers planning to float

    B&M, the UK discount retailer chaired by former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy, has firmed up plans for a flotation in London...

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    November 28, 2013

    The discount hammer, UK retail redux

    Remember Sir Terry Leahy, driver of the Tesco retail steamroller for more than a decade? New stores, lower prices, chug chug...

  3. September 17, 2013

    Tesco shakes up corporate brokers

    Tesco has shaken up its corporate brokers, parting company with long-term advisers JPMorgan Cazenove and Nomura. Britain’s...

  4. September 16, 2013

    The Hut prepares for IPO in early 2014

    The Hut Group, the online retailer backed by Sir Terry Leahy, is preparing an initial public offering early next year, in...

  5. September 3, 2013

    UK start-ups turn to private investors for funding

    Bob Holt has been investing in start-up companies for 20 years but seldom before has his money been in as much demand. The...

  6. June 28, 2013

    Ex-Tesco chairman hits at Leahy ‘legacy’

    Lord MacLaurin, the former chairman of Tesco, has launched a stinging attack on the legacy left by Sir Terry Leahy, and...

  7. May 7, 2013

    Diageo: beverage plans

    The successful, longstanding chief executive of a consumer company steps down, to be replaced by an insider who has also...

  8. April 19, 2013

    Tesco chief steps out of shadows

    Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco for the past two years, this week sought to put his own stamp on Britain’s biggest...

  9. April 17, 2013

    Lombard: Tesco – Lessening the Leahy legacy

    Philip Clarke was in buoyant mood on Wednesday for a chief executive who has just announced the worst full-year pre-tax...

  10. April 8, 2013

    Tesco counts cost of failed US venture

    Tesco is poised to finally admit defeat in the US next week, when it is set to count the cost of the failed venture Fresh &...

  11. March 7, 2013

    Pennycook named as chairman of The Hut

    Richard Pennycook, the outgoing finance director of Wm Morrison, will on Friday be named as chairman of The Hut, the...

  12. February 24, 2013

    Liverpool festival is UK global showcase

    Plans will be launched on Monday for a government-backed International Festival for Business in Liverpool, billed as...

  13. February 14, 2013

    Browett returns to UK high street

    The Briton who left Dixons for a short stint as head of Apple’s global retail stores is returning to the UK high street as...

  14. December 11, 2012

    Tesco – trouble at home

    He has finally done it. After months of dithering, Philip Clarke, Tesco’s chief executive, has decided to pull the plug on...

  15. December 7, 2012

    Tesco must count cost of foreign forays

    Tesco finally pulled the curtain down on its ill-fated American adventure this week, setting up a review of its US business...

  16. December 5, 2012

    American dream that died for Tesco

    From its 300,000 square ft manufacturing facility shimmering on the edge of the California desert, to its supermarkets...

  17. December 5, 2012

    Sage story should be about sales

    Talking about growth is supposed to be the easy part. Even as mature sectors skip lightly over the outlook for sales to...

  18. December 4, 2012

    Tesco signals end of American dream

    Tesco is set to signal today that it is calling time on its American dream, with a review of its lossmaking Fresh & Easy...

  19. December 3, 2012

    Sir Terry Leahy joins B&M as chairman

    Sir Terry Leahy is taking his first senior job in retail since standing down as Tesco chief executive last year, joining the...

  20. October 30, 2012

    Apple exit frees Browett for new role

    John Browett’s departure from Apple marks an abrupt change of fortunes following his appointment just six months ago. Mr...

  21. September 27, 2012

    Leahy’s US dream is Clarke’s nightmare

    Unlikely as it sounds, the poor performance of Tesco’s core UK business may not be the toughest subject for Philip Clarke...

  22. July 3, 2012

    Lord Alliance to step down from N Brown

    Lord Alliance of Manchester, the Iranian-born entrepreneur and Liberal Democrat peer, is stepping down as chairman of the...

  23. June 16, 2012

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe: Store executive made dame

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe, who becomes a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours, is one of the best known women in the retail sector....

  24. June 6, 2012

    Words from the manager, not the man

    This book looks oddly timed. Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is facing probably its biggest challenge in 20...

  25. May 22, 2012

    Tesco chief forgoes annual bonus

    Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, has forgone his annual bonus after the retailer’s first profit warning in 20 years....

  26. May 15, 2012

    Tesco to slash bonuses after poor results

    The top 5,000 managers at Tesco , including executive directors, are set to see their bonuses slashed after the group’s...

  27. April 20, 2012

    Tesco’s Phil Clarke is no Lemony Snicket

    It’s been a series of unfortunate events at Tesco since Sir Terry Leahy left just over a year ago. In January his...

  28. April 18, 2012

    Jury out on Tesco blueprint for UK revival

    It was Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke’s second big day of the year. The first was in January when he delivered the...

  29. April 4, 2012

    Tesco under fire from uneasy investors

    Some of Tesco’s biggest shareholders are calling on the retailer’s newly-appointed chairman to address their concerns about...

  30. March 16, 2012

    ‘Too few women’ at business gathering

    One of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs in the world has been attacked for featuring only a handful of women,...

  31. March 6, 2012

    Every little re-engagement helps Tesco

    “Never a dull moment,” is how Philip Clarke describes his first year as chief executive of Tesco. “There have been many...

  32. March 5, 2012

    Tesco chief spells out hopes for US unit

    Tesco’s lossmaking chain of US stores is likely to reach a breakeven point as early as this year, the retailer’s chief...

  33. February 29, 2012

    Tesco’s Great Helmsman must re-educate Comrade Lee

    Punchy stuff. The chairman of Tesco in South Korea – the retailer’s largest market outside the UK – has accused the country...

  34. February 20, 2012

    Education system ‘failing business and workforce’

    Britain’s education system is failing both business and the workforce, a group of leading employers including Adecco, the...

  35. January 31, 2012

    Tesco steps back on carbon footprint labelling

    Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket and an early champion of the green revolution, is to ditch its plan to emblazon all its...

  36. January 19, 2012

    Tesco buoyed by Buffett move

    Tesco has been boosted by the revelation that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway group spent about £500m raising his stake...

  37. January 18, 2012

    Business leaders in push to promote Liverpool

    Liverpool’s attempt to brand itself one of the world’s most enterprising cities is to receive help from Sir Richard Branson,...

  38. January 17, 2012

    Tesco suffers ‘big price drop’ of its own

    Tesco shares saw a “big price drop” as the UK’s largest supermarket chain announced a disappointing profits outlook, causing...

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