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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. August 15, 2014

    Fund manager advises supermarket sweep

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

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. June 20, 2014

    ABI urges investors to reject Sports Direct bonus scheme

    The Association of British Insurers is publicly calling on investors to reject the latest bonus scheme proposed by Sports...

  30. June 20, 2014

    Debenhams to trial Sports Direct concessions

    Debenhams, the department store chain, said it would begin a trial selling Sports Direct goods in its stores as underlying...

  31. June 18, 2014

    H&M: turn the other chic

    If you believe that bricks and mortar retail is dead, look at Hennes & Mauritz’s half-year results, announced on Wednesday....

  32. June 17, 2014

    JD Sports keeps sales figures under wraps to avoid World Cup skew

    Bumper World Cup sales forced JD Sports into keeping its like-for-like sales figures under wraps for fear of them being...

  33. June 12, 2014

    Mulberry struggles with identity crisis

    In London’s Selfridges department store on Wednesday evening, some shoppers browsing the luxury handbags were underwhelmed...

  34. June 12, 2014

    Mulberry’s failed push into luxury halves profit

    Luxury bag maker Mulberry has revealed the extent of its failed move upmarket, with pre-tax profit in the year to March...

  35. June 11, 2014

    Sainsbury underlying sales fall 1.1% as price war takes its toll

    J Sainsbury said it would stand “toe to toe” with rivals on price, as underlying sales fell 1.1 per cent in the last three...

  36. June 5, 2014

    Four reasons for Asos’s changing fortunes

    Online retailer Asos issued a profit warning on Thursday, sending its share price tumbling more than 30 per cent. The...

  37. June 5, 2014

    AO World sales growth fails to stave off shares downturn

    Strong sales growth in AO World’s maiden results were not enough to stop another drop in the online retailer’s share price...

  38. June 5, 2014

    ‘Perfect storm’ batters Asos shares

    Online fashion retailer Asos saw its reputation as a stock market darling crumble after warning that a “perfect storm” of a...

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