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    1. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      UK grocery sales fall for first time since January

      Food price wars are continuing to play havoc with sales at Britain’s biggest supermarkets. Sales in the UK grocery...

    2. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Macy's replaces CEO as sales struggle

      Terry J Lundgren’s 13.5-year run as chief executive of Macy’s will be coming to an end early next year as the US...

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    1. June 22, 2016

      H&M profits cooled by dollar strength

      Global fast-fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz has reported a 17 per cent drop in second-quarter profit, as unseasonably...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Debenhams shares fall after sales drop

      Shares in Debenhams fell more than 5 per cent on Wednesday, after the UK department store chain reported a quarterly...

    3. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Debenhams biggest all-share faller as Q3 sales dip

      Not so fashionable. Shares in UK department store chain Debenhams are sliding more than 4 per cent in early trading on...

    4. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Falling clothing sales hit Debenhams' third quarter

      A recent trend that has seen Britons spending less on clothing and more on leisure activities and holidays has taken...

    5. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Costa Coffee sales lift Whitbread to top of FTSE 100

      Whitbread is the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 in early trading on Tuesday after Costa Coffee brewed robust sales...

    6. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Whitbread boosted by recovering growth at Costa Coffee

      Sales growth at Whitbread, the FTSE 100 leisure group behind Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has picked up in the first...

    7. June 17, 2016

      Merkel warns politicians against inflaming hatred

      Angela Merkel on Friday warned that the killing of British MP Jo Cox should serve as a stark reminder to politicians to...

    8. June 17, 2016

      How to save money on your wedding — readers respond

      FT Money’s cover feature showing how a white wedding could easily tip your finances into the red prompted a huge...

    9. June 16, 2016

      Gold miners emerge through looking glass as havens from Brexit

      It is a cockeyed world when Petropavlovsk is deemed a haven from Brexit. It extracts gold from a part of Russia...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Poundland profits fall after costly 99p Stores integration

      Struggling retail chain Poundland posted a double-digit fall in profits and warned it expected like-for-like sales to...

    11. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Poundland braces for further same store sales drop

      Poundland, the latest European retailer to attract the attention of acquisitive South African conglomerate Steinhoff,...

    12. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: all eyes on the Bank of England

      The BoJ and the Fed have both stood pat on monetary policy – now it’s the Bank of England’s turn. Not that anyone is...

    13. June 15, 2016

      H&M/ Inditex: fashion cents

      For an untrained eye, one brand of fast fashion may look like another. The companies’ valuations, on the other hand,...

    14. June 15, 2016

      Restaurant Group appoints Barry Nightingale as CFO

      Struggling eatery chain Restaurant Group has appointed Barry Nightingale, the former finance head at Monarch Airlines,...

    15. June 15, 2016

      South Africa’s Steinhoff considers bid for Poundland

      South African conglomerate Steinhoff is making its third attempt this year to buy a European business after it acquired...

    16. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Steinhoff takes 15% stake in Poundland, mulls takeover

      Third time lucky? South African conglomerate Steinhoff has acquired a 15.3 per cent stake in struggling UK discount...

    17. June 15, 2016

      New store openings help Zara owner Inditex fashion sales surge

      Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has beaten market expectations with a 12 per cent rise in first-quarter revenues, on...

    18. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      H&M quarterly sales miss expectations

      Quarterly sales at Hennes & Mauritz missed analysts’ expectations as the fashion retailer churned out its slowest...

    19. Fast FT

      June 15, 2016

      Inditex profits rise as sartorial sales surge

      Spanish fashion retailer Inditex reported robust first-quarter profits as sales by its brand stores including Zara and...

    20. June 13, 2016

      Asda chief Andy Clarke replaced by Walmart China head

      Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to step down after more than 20 years at the UK supermarket chain, in a management...

    21. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Sterling derivatives rocketing

      This is the market’s way of saying ‘tin hats on’. One-month sterling volatility – a measure of traders’ and investors’...

    22. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Key China growth gauges soft for second month running

      Three high-profile gauges of China’s growth are showing little sign of recovering the steam they gained in the first...

    23. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Week ahead: Fed, Apple and BoE

      Central banks in the UK, Japan and Indonesia are among those making monetary policy decisions next week but all eyes...

    24. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Sainsbury's to move its CFO over to Home Retail

      Sainsbury’s chief financial officer, John Rogers, it to take charge of Argos-owner Home Retail group once the...

    25. June 9, 2016

      Home Retail reports sales growth ahead of Sainsbury’s takeover

      Home Retail Group, the company behind the Argos chain, has reported its strongest quarterly sales growth in two years,...

    26. June 8, 2016

      AO World losses widen as retailer pushes European expansion

      AO World has revealed a widening of full-year losses as the fast-growing online electricals retailer pressed ahead with...

    27. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 8 Jun 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    28. June 8, 2016

      Sainsbury’s sales slip but beat expectations

      J Sainsbury chief executive Mike Coupe warned that market conditions remain “challenging” for UK grocers on Wednesday,...

    29. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Sainsbury's sales edge down 0.8% in first quarter

      Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe has once again cautioned that conditions in the UK food retail market remain “challenging”,...

    30. June 7, 2016

      New Look bucks high-street slowdown

      Strong sales of bomber jackets and a growing overseas presence helped New Look buck the high-street slowdown and...

    31. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      New Look profits rise 16.8%

      New Look, the privately owned fashion retailer, reported a 17 per cent rise in pre-tax profits in its last financial...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2016

      Markets Live: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:01 on 3 Jun 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    33. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Gap rises as May sales results better than feared

      Gap shares jumped late on Thursday after the embattled retailer disclosed a slimmer-than-expected fall in May sales....

    34. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      BHS to be wound down

      The battle to save BHS has ended in failure, after administrators concluded no buyer could be found and told 11,000...

    35. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Japanese stocks slump on stronger yen, other markets mixed

      Japanese markets were on track for their biggest one-day drop in a month as a stronger yen weighed on exporters, while...

    36. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Aussie trade deficit narrows again in April

      A smaller-than-anticipated trade deficit helped give the Australian dollar a small boost on Thursday. The trade balance...

    37. June 2, 2016

      Manchester jewellers enticing Chinese shoppers

      The north of England has never been more popular with Chinese tourists. In 2015, there were 64,000 visits from China,...

    38. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      US car sales fall into reverse gear in May

      Production hold-ups at a series of key manufacturing plants helped push US sales for General Motors down 18 per cent in...

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