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    1. 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...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Thorntons sales melt by 12%

      Chocolate-seller Thorntons’ sales melted away by nearly 12 per cent in the first quarter of trading, which it blamed on the...

    3. October 3, 2014

      Tesco takes delivery of $50m corporate jet

      Tesco has taken delivery of a new Gulfstream 550 corporate jet, valued on the open market at more than $50m, just days after...

    4. October 2, 2014

      Ted Baker profits jump despite warm weather

      Ted Baker, the British fashion label, reported a sharp rise in interim profits as it shrugged off the impact of recent mild...

    5. October 1, 2014

      Sainsbury suffers fall in second-quarter sales

      J Sainsbury insisted it did not face accounting problems similar to those at rival Tesco, as the smaller supermarket chain...

    6. September 30, 2014

      Warm weather gives Next profits a chill

      Next has unsettled investors in high-street retailers, with a warning that unseasonably warm autumn weather may hit its...

    7. September 29, 2014

      Supermarkets and banks lose ground on FTSE

      Supermarket shares dominated the losers column of the FTSE 100 on Monday as the weekend press took the hatchet to the...

    8. September 29, 2014

      Middle-class swell profits at Aldi as it looks to expand ranges

      Cash-strapped middle-class shoppers flocking to Aldi have helped the UK arm of the German discount supermarket achieve...

    9. September 17, 2014

      JD Sports hails health of high street with record results

      JD Sports has declared the high street “alive and well” after the British sports fashion retailer delivered record...

    10. September 15, 2014

      Greggs sales rise prompts profit upgrade

      Shares in Greggs rose 14 per cent after the UK’s largest bakery chain guided that its full-year profits would be “materially...

    11. September 11, 2014

      Britain’s big supermarkets rewrite their grocery lists

      Half-year results and quarterly trading statements from some of Britain’s biggest retailers underlined the diverging...

    12. September 11, 2014

      Next reaps benefit of risk-taking as sales and profits rise

      Next hailed its willingness to take “fashion risk”, and the gathering momentum in its high street stores, as first-half...

    13. September 11, 2014

      Morrison profits halve as supermarket price war takes toll

      Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has insisted that the company’s £300m of price cuts this year are paying...

    14. September 10, 2014

      Thorntons remoulds its chocolate business

      Thorntons, the chocolatier, has completed its three-year drive to remould its business from a high-street retailer to a...

    15. September 7, 2014

      Boden confident of doubling business in the US

      Boden, the online and catalogue retailer whose distinctive prints are aimed at middle-class families, has reported a 5 per...

    16. September 5, 2014

      Laura Ashley shares bloom as profits rise

      Laura Ashley, the quintessentially British retailer which enjoyed its heyday in the 1980s, is back. Shares rose nearly 9 per...

    17. September 4, 2014

      SuperGroup reaps the benefit from UK’s wet August

      SuperGroup, the owner of the Superdry brand known for its distinctive logo-laden clothing, has benefited from the UK’s...

    18. September 2, 2014

      How investors ignored the warning signs at Tesco

      Since starting Fundsmith the stock which I have most frequently been asked about, and implored to buy, is Tesco. Yes, the...

    19. 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...

    20. August 29, 2014

      Confident UK shoppers boost optimism on high street

      Growing economic confidence among UK shoppers is feeding through to the high street, with retailers more positive about...

    21. August 27, 2014

      Tesco sales down 4% as it struggles to fend off German discount stores

      Tesco’s wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in...

    22. 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...

    23. August 15, 2014

      Fund manager advises supermarket sweep

      Stockpickers looking for a contrarian value buy should consider shares supermarkets, especially Tesco and Wm Morrison,...

    24. August 8, 2014

      Stefano Pessina’s patience pays off at Alliance Boots

      Entrepreneurs are not always known for their patience. But billionaire Stefano Pessina, the 73-year-old businessman, has...

    25. July 29, 2014

      Retail executives play musical chairs for sales growth prize

      It is one of the biggest games of executive musical chairs being played out in the City of London. Over the past few weeks,...

    26. July 24, 2014

      Kingfisher sales slip on World Cup and Europe woes

      Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly driven...

    27. July 24, 2014

      UK retail sales show little growth in June

      Underlying growth in retail sales remains robust, but the UK consumer’s appetite for spending seems to be moderating. The...

    28. July 22, 2014

      Convenience chain McColl’s sees sales and store growth after IPO

      Sales at convenience store chain McColl’s rose 3.6 per cent to £444m in the first half, on the back of an expansion fuelled...

    29. July 17, 2014

      Sports Direct full-year profit climbs 16% to record £239m

      Sports Direct could be near a breakthrough in its stand-off with Adidas, the retailer indicated on Thursday as it announced...

    30. July 15, 2014

      UK shop sales slow unexpectedly in June

      UK retail sales weakened unexpectedly in June, fuelling suspicions that the economy may be growing at a slower pace than at...

    31. July 11, 2014

      Eating out threatens supermarkets’ bread and butter

      Enzo Moschetta has seen big changes since his family bakery, Saint Sugar of London, began selling its French bread and...

    32. July 9, 2014

      Aldi and Lidl lead charge of discount supermarkets

      At Lidl in Romford, Essex, Andy Wingrave has filled his trolley to the brim. The chef and plumber from nearby Gidea Park...

    33. July 8, 2014

      Bolland upbeat at M&S meeting despite web woes

      Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, hailed the retailer’s annual meeting as one of its most successful,...

    34. July 3, 2014

      Expansion plans lift online grocer Ocado

      Once again, the short sellers are being burnt by Ocado. A short squeeze helped pull Ocado to a six-month high on Thursday,...

    35. June 30, 2014

      McBride counts cost of UK supermarket price war in job losses

      Britain’s supermarket price war has cost McBride one-quarter of its domestic workforce, it said on Monday as it announced...

    36. June 26, 2014

      Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reveal prospectus of £3.7bn merger

      Dixons and Carphone Warehouse published their merger prospectus late on Thursday after both unveiling strong full-year...

    37. June 25, 2014

      Laggard retailers remain a horror story

      This is a horrendous market in which to try to make money, with retailing stocks as exhibit A. Globally and virtually...

    38. June 24, 2014

      Jane Norman enters administration for second time in three years

      Value fashion retailer Jane Norman has fallen into administration for the second time in three years after its plan to...

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