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    1. May 21, 2015

      UK retail sales bounce back strongly in April

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      Mothercare stems UK sales slide with like-for-like growth

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Burberry checked as Hong Kong spending falls

      Shares in Burberry fell after the luxury goods group reaffirmed lowered 2016 expectations, which had been checked by foreign...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Marks and Spencer reports first profits rise in four years

      Marks and Spencer has reported its first increase in underlying pre-tax profit for four years, and pledged to buy back £150m...

    3. May 15, 2015

      Bolland set to unveil his first profit rise at M&S

      Marks and Spencer is poised to unveil its first increase in full-year profit under the stewardship of chief executive Marc...

    4. May 6, 2015

      Sainsbury suffers first full-year loss in a decade

      J Sainsbury has fallen to its first annual loss in a decade and warned that underlying sales across the British supermarket...

    5. May 3, 2015

      Sainsbury set to report first full-year loss since 2005

      J Sainsbury is expected to report its first full-year loss in a decade on Wednesday, as the once high-flying supermarket...

    6. April 29, 2015

      Argos catalogue resists the digital revolution

      Digital shopping marches inexorably on, turning the traditional retail model on its head. But amid the changes, one emblem...

    7. April 24, 2015

      French Connection shares fall a fifth after fashion sales warning

      French Connection’s shares tumbled more than 20 per cent on Friday after it warned that first-half clothing sales would be...

    8. April 23, 2015

      Drop in fuel purchases weakens March UK retail sales

      UK retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, raising questions about how strong next week’s first-quarter growth figures will...

    9. April 22, 2015

      Tesco slides to record £6.4bn annual loss

      Tesco’s fall into a £6.4bn loss in five charts Tesco has capped a disastrous year with a pre-tax loss of £6.4bn, the worst...

    10. April 16, 2015

      Mothercare crawls back to health in UK

      Buggy-to-babywear retailer Mothercare has seen further signs of improvement in its UK operations with its fourth consecutive...

    11. April 15, 2015

      JD Sports to lift dividend after full-year profits exceed £100m

      Sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion says it will increase its dividend after reporting full-year profits of more than...

    12. April 15, 2015

      Burberry looks to US to offset fall in Hong Kong sales

      Burberry’s trademark trenchcoats and cashmere scarves helped push second-half sales up 10 per cent as strong trading in the...

    13. April 14, 2015

      Poundland sales pass £1bn as 99p Stores deal hangs in balance

      On the eve of the recession in 2008, discount retailer Poundland had just 170 stores and £330m in sales. On Tuesday, after...

    14. April 13, 2015

      Tesco shares fall on fears of bigger than expected writedown

      Shares in Tesco fell almost 3 per cent on Monday after analysts said Britain’s biggest retailer, already reeling from a...

    15. April 9, 2015

      The M&S ‘it skirt’ is a perfect mix of hype, buzz and nostalgia

      It is a big moment for fashionistas. This summer’s much-touted “it piece”, a suede 1970s-inspired skirt costing £199, goes...

    16. April 9, 2015

      Co-op Group emerges from ‘rescue’ phase

      Britain’s newly slimmed-down Co-operative Group has returned to profit as it looks to draw a line under the most turbulent...

    17. April 2, 2015

      Marks and Spencer stems decline in clothing and homeware sales

      Marks and Spencer’s underlying sales of clothing and homewares rose for the first time in almost four years, helped by the...

    18. April 1, 2015

      Asos reports 10% fall in pre-tax profits

      Asos, the online fashion retailer, has reported a 10 per cent fall in pre-tax profits to £18m with investments in its...

    19. March 31, 2015

      Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores over two years

      Véronique Laury, the new chief executive of Kingfisher, is taking an axe to 60 of B&Q’s 360 UK stores over the next two...

    20. March 19, 2015

      Next shares fall on warning over slower sales growth

      Shares in Next initially fell more than 5 per cent after the fashion retailer warned of slower sales growth this year,...

    21. March 17, 2015

      Sainsbury sees ‘green shoots’ of recovery as sales beat forecasts

      J Sainsbury said it was seeing some “green shoots” of recovery in its performance, as underlying sales fell by less than...

    22. March 12, 2015

      Waitrose warns of more grocery sector turmoil

      Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, forecast further turmoil in the grocery sector as profits at the upmarket...

    23. March 12, 2015

      Property writedown pushes Morrison to £792m loss

      Wm Morrison plunged to a loss of almost £800m after the struggling supermarket chain took a £1.27bn property writedown. The...

    24. March 11, 2015

      Boohoo proves upwardly mobile as turnround sees revenues rise

      Budget online fashion retailer Boohoo.com appears to have halted its recent decline, posting a 27 per cent increase in...

    25. March 6, 2015

      Lessons in value from the rag trade

      The car crash at AO World goes on. For me, this company was always an accident just waiting to happen; at the time of its...

    26. March 2, 2015

      Morrison poised to take axe to dividend

      Wm Morrison is poised to take an axe to its dividend, to provide its new chairman and chief executive with more headroom to...

    27. March 2, 2015

      Thorntons shares fall on further sales setback

      Thorntons shares fell 8 per cent in early Monday trading before recovering some ground after the chocolate maker revealed a...

    28. February 19, 2015

      Asda chief Andy Clarke warns of more turmoil for supermarkets

      The British grocery sector is set for two more years of turmoil, the chief executive of Asda warned, as the UK arm of US...

    29. February 19, 2015

      Poor skiing season hits Sports Direct

      A poor skiing season in continental Europe took its toll on Sports Direct, with sales growth at the sports retailer...

    30. February 4, 2015

      Demolish empty UK shops, say retail experts

      A fifth of empty shops in Britain will “never be reoccupied” and should be demolished or converted, according to the Local...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Wine claims to have knocked back beer to be favourite UK drink

      The British wine industry is claiming to have replaced beer as the nation’s most popular drink — just as brewers are...

    32. January 26, 2015

      Karen Millen hit by demerger costs

      Repositioning Karen Millen as an affordable luxury brand took its toll on the fashion retailer’s sales and pre-tax profit...

    33. January 23, 2015

      Unexpected rise in UK retail sales

      More shoppers hit the UK’s high streets in December than economists had predicted, but internet sales saw their biggest...

    34. January 21, 2015

      Discount retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

      British discount retailer Poundland reported a record Christmas trading period and said that it was on track to meet its...

    35. January 21, 2015

      Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

      Car battery sales powered a cheerful final Christmas at Halfords for chief executive Matt Davies, who has been hired to...

    36. January 21, 2015

      Dixons raises forecast after ‘rollercoaster’ Christmas

      Dixons Carphone, the electricals and phones retailer, said profits would be ahead of expectations as underlying sales rose...

    37. January 19, 2015

      Bargain Booze cheered by growing popularity of discount retail

      The growing lure of discount retailers has driven a near 50 per cent increase in half-year profits at Bargain Booze, the...

    38. January 16, 2015

      HMV returns to top of music charts

      HMV has regained its top spot from Amazon as the UK’s number one seller of physical music during the Christmas period. The...

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