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    1. December 22, 2014

      Britons shift spending towards luxuries

      Low inflation and the supermarket price war have allowed cash-strapped Britons to redirect more of their spending towards...

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      Carpetright shares gain despite warning on outlook

      Shares in Carpetright jumped 12 per cent on Monday despite a warning from the carpet specialist that a slowdown in property...

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    1. December 12, 2014

      Schroders, Axa funds face Tesco gloom

      Funds run by Schroders, Axa and St James’s Place are among those to have taken a hit from the latest decline in Tesco’s...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Moss Bros gains as consumers smarten up

      Consumers are smartening up as the economy shows signs of growth, with suit seller Moss Bros reporting an uptick in the sale...

    3. December 11, 2014

      Ocado lifts sales despite supermarket price war

      Ocado delivered a 15 per cent increase in sales in the three months to the end of November despite the supermarket price...

    4. December 11, 2014

      Sports Direct shrugs off England team woes

      Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer owned by billionaire Mike Ashley, has reported a rise in half-year profits despite a...

    5. December 11, 2014

      SuperGroup vows to shrug off setbacks to hit full-year forecasts

      SuperGroup, owners of the logo-heavy Superdry brand, blamed warm autumn weather and expansion across Europe for a 31.6 per...

    6. December 9, 2014

      Tesco issues fourth profit warning in a year

      Investor confidence in Tesco suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday when it issued its fourth profit warning in six months,...

    7. December 9, 2014

      Strong pound hits Asos’s international sales

      Asos, the UK-based online fashion retailer, has continued to feel the impact of a strong pound, reporting a fall in...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Pets at Home turns out well-groomed results

      Pets at Home, the UK’s dominant petcare retailer, more than doubled its pre-tax profits to £40.5m as its interim results...

    9. December 2, 2014

      Black Friday breaks records at John Lewis

      The lure of Black Friday bargains lifted weekly sales at John Lewis to the highest levels in its 150-year history, with one...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Metcash: lean times coming

      Patience is a virtue; it is not its own reward. So shareholders in Metcash have found. On Monday, the Australian food...

    11. November 26, 2014

      Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

      The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets, a veteran property industry investor...

    12. November 26, 2014

      French Connection shares rise despite fall in sales

      French Connection has become the latest high street fashion retailer to warn that milder autumn weather in the UK has dented...

    13. November 25, 2014

      BHS losses cast shadow over Arcadia

      Sir Philip Green’s BHS department store chain made a loss of £21m in the year to August 30, up from a £19.3m deficit in the...

    14. November 25, 2014

      Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

      Kingfisher, the world’s third largest DIY retailer which owns the UK’s B&Q chain, has seen weakening economic sentiment in...

    15. November 18, 2014

      Discounter B&M bags stores from shrinking retailers

      B&M European Value Retail, chaired by former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy, is in negotiations to acquire surplus...

    16. November 17, 2014

      Majestic Wine pours profits into digital to stave off rivals

      Growing competition for fine wine sales hit Majestic Wine’s half-year profits as the retailer invested in its digital...

    17. November 12, 2014

      Sainsbury reduces spending to fund £150m price cuts

      J Sainsbury is shelving new stores and cutting costs as it battles to stem the tide of Britain’s discount supermarkets by...

    18. November 11, 2014

      New Look abandons Russia over fears of political uncertainty

      New Look said it had pulled out of Russia and Ukraine because of political uncertainty in the region, as it announced a near...

    19. November 10, 2014

      Aldi to create 35,000 jobs as it aims for 1,000 UK supermarkets

      Aldi, the German discounter that has been winning customers from Tesco and Sainsbury’s, is to create 35,000 jobs in the next...

    20. November 7, 2014

      FTSE grocers rally on discount launches

      Retailers remained in focus on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with Tesco and Sainsbury the top two...

    21. November 6, 2014

      Morrison and M&S lead retailers higher

      A strong showing for retailers helped boost the FTSE 100 on Thursday, as the benchmark also reacted to an announcement by...

    22. November 6, 2014

      Wm Morrison sees progress despite sales drop

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, insisted the retailer was moving in the right direction, despite reporting...

    23. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer’s margins offer room for hope

      Marks and Spencer has announced falling sales every quarter for more than three years – and its latest results on Wednesday...

    24. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer: fireworks night

      March 31, 2009. That was the last time Marks and Spencer shares enjoyed a one-day jump on anything like the scale of...

    25. November 5, 2014

      Marks and Spencer shares jump on margin forecast, dividend payout

      Shares in Marks and Spencer jumped almost 10 per cent on Wednesday as the high street bellwether raised its dividend and...

    26. October 29, 2014

      Next cuts profit forecasts after warm weather

      Next, one of Britain’s most successful retailers, has warned that profits for the full year will be lower, after unusually...

    27. October 28, 2014

      Ecommerce powers profits at Shop Direct

      Shop Direct saw its pre-tax profit surge by more than 500 per cent, powered by sales on mobile devices and sharp growth in...

    28. October 28, 2014

      The Range thrives as ‘poor man’s John Lewis’

      Chris Dawson never learnt to read at school, and even today does not use email or a personal computer. But the 62-year old...

    29. October 27, 2014

      Clothing sales rebound on UK high streets

      High street clothing sales rebounded in October as British shoppers decided to stock up on warm clothing in anticipation of...

    30. October 26, 2014

      Picking up the pieces after Tesco’s stock affair

      Tesco’s revelation last week that it had improperly booked more than £250m of profits is clearly a nightmare for the UK food...

    31. October 24, 2014

      Equity income managers downplay dividend gloom

      The travails of Tesco and the weakness of commodity prices have rekindled worries over the sustainability of corporate...

    32. October 23, 2014

      Discounters Aldi and Lidl squeeze Premier Foods

      Premier Foods, the maker of Bisto gravy, has blamed the march of the discount supermarkets for a near-5 per cent drop in...

    33. October 23, 2014

      Debenhams suffers steep profit fall in difficult year

      Debenhams has reported a steep but expected decline in full-year profits, capping a difficult year for the department store...

    34. October 23, 2014

      Tesco admits overstating profits for longer

      Tesco was plunged into further turmoil on Thursday as profits sank more than 90 per cent and Britain’s biggest retailer...

    35. October 22, 2014

      Homebase plans to cut quarter of stores in digital shift

      Homebase plans to close a quarter of its stores by 2018 as part of a strategy to cut costs and become more digitally...

    36. October 21, 2014

      Glimmer of hope in Tesco sales figures

      Tesco’s trade improved over the past month, delivering a fillip to new chief executive Dave Lewis, ahead of delayed...

    37. October 21, 2014

      Asos profits dip 14% on strong pound

      Asos reported a 14 per cent fall in full-year pre-tax profits to £47m as the impact of a strong pound, operational...

    38. October 16, 2014

      Record trading profits at travel stores behind WH Smith advance

      Shares in WH Smith rose by nearly 3 per cent on Thursday after the stationer and newsagent posted a 9 per cent rise in...

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