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    1. February 5, 2016

      Halfords finance boss drives up buying activity

      Jonny Mason, who joined Halfords from Scandinavian chicken company Scandi Standard midway through last year, has forked...

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      February 3, 2016

      Old Mutual backs Sainsbury's Home Retail bid

      One of the leading investors in Home Retail Group has backed a cash and shares offer from supermarket giant Sainsbury’s...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      Ocado confident of ‘multiple deals’ overseas

      Ocado has insisted that it is in “very advanced” talks with a number of overseas retailers about running their online...

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      February 2, 2016

      Sainsbury's and Home Retail agree deal

      We have a deal. The boards of Sainsbury’s and Home Retail Group say they have reached an agreement over the financial...

    3. January 29, 2016

      Chart that tells a story — British shopping

      What does this show? This chart shows the changes in British retail sales over the past 20 years. While the amount...

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      January 29, 2016

      Home Retail tumbles as Sainsbury's talks stall

      Home Retail Group shares plunged as much as 28 per cent in late morning trading on Friday following a report in the FT...

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      January 29, 2016

      Sainsbury's, Home Retail Group talks stall

      Takeover talks between supermarket group J Sainsbury and Home Retail Group, owner of the Argos catalogue business, have...

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      January 28, 2016

      Volatility pushes Russian retailer Lenta to scrap sales guidance

      London-listed Russian supermarket chain Lenta says it has opted not to give sales growth guidance for this year because...

    7. January 27, 2016

      UK retailers count the cost of returns

      The average returned purchase in the UK passes through seven pairs of hands before it is listed for resale. Every day...

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      January 27, 2016

      Korean dept store sales slip at end of 2015

      Department store sales fell 5.7 per cent year-on-year in December, from a 1 per cent gain in November – a sign of...

    9. January 26, 2016

      Dixons Carphone to close more than 130 stores

      Dixons Carphone, the UK’s largest electrical and mobile phone retailer, is to close more than 130 stores as it rolls...

    10. January 26, 2016

      Carpetright shares tumble on fears of squeezed margins

      Shares in Carpetright slid more than 11 per cent on Tuesday after the UK’s largest flooring company said increased...

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      January 26, 2016

      Marston's toasts robust festive trading figures

      Wolverhampton-based brewer and pub-owner Marston’s, which swung back into profit in the year to October, continues to...

    12. January 22, 2016

      Black Friday casts a shadow over Christmas retail sales

      British retailers paid for the success of their Black Friday promotions as shoppers stayed away from the high street in...

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      January 22, 2016

      Peak stuff? UK retail sales drop in December

      UK retail sales were very disappointing in December, contracting significantly from the previous month as unseasonably...

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      January 22, 2016

      Hammerson buys Birmingham's Grand Central shopping centre

      UK commercial property heavyweight Hammerson is adding to its collection of shopping centres across Europe with the...

    15. January 21, 2016

      Halfords puts brake on costs as it struggles to lift cycle sales

      Shares in Halfords jumped more than 12 per cent after the UK car accessories and bicycle retailer reported resilient...

    16. January 20, 2016

      WH Smith brightens profit outlook as colouring books lift sales

      WH Smith said profits would be “slightly ahead” of expectations after continued demand for colouring books for adults...

    17. January 20, 2016

      Pets at Home boosted by grooming services

      Pets at Home notched up strong growth in its third quarter as Britons gave their pooches a pampering in the run-up to...

    18. January 20, 2016

      Wetherspoon’s shares fall on warning wages will squeeze profits

      Shares in JD Wetherspoon fell to their lowest level in two-and-a-half years on Wednesday after the UK pub operator said...

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      January 20, 2016

      JD Wetherspoon shares slide 12.7% as wage costs rise

      Shares in JD Wetherspoon dropped almost 13 per cent this morning after the pub group warned increased labour costs have...

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      January 20, 2016

      Pets at Home sales purr in the third quarter

      Purr of relief? Pets at Home, the UK pet shop chain, has reported a pick up in its business growth in the third...

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      January 20, 2016

      JD Wetherspoon says margins hit by labour costs

      UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon is reporting sales growth but also warning that increasing labour costs will weigh on...

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      January 20, 2016

      WH Smith: high street down but travel sales going places

      WH Smith, the UK stationer and newsagent, relied on a robust performance from its outlets at airports and railways to...

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      January 19, 2016

      Macy's shares pop on reports of Einhorn stake

      Activist investor David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has gone shopping for shares in Macy’s, the struggling US...

    24. January 19, 2016

      UK shoppers hunt for ‘affordable luxury’ after austerity fatigue

      It was the Christmas when the puddings were laced with cognac, not brandy, and when we swapped sausage rolls for salmon...

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      January 18, 2016

      Home Retail shares up nearly 3% as Homebase sold

      Shares in Home Retail Group have risen after the UK company agreed to sell its DIY chain Homebase in a £340m deal....

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      January 18, 2016

      Home Retail Group to return £200m to shareholders

      Home Retail Group has pledged to return £200m to shareholders as a result of its disposal of the Homebase DIY chain....

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      January 18, 2016

      Wesfarmers acquires Homebase in £340m deal

      Wesfarmers, the Australian retail-to-coal mining conglomerate, is to acquire British DIY chain Homebase for A$705m...

    28. January 15, 2016

      Divide opens between German discounters as Aldi juggernaut slows

      A 39p bag of parsnips sparked a mini-price war that defined the weeks leading up to Christmas for Britain’s grocers....

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      January 15, 2016

      Bonmarché's Xmas not so 'bon'

      It has been a pretty painful festive season for Bonmarché, the bargain fashion retailer aimed at women over the age of...

    30. January 14, 2016

      Tesco breathes life into ‘dinosaur’ stores

      Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said the supermarket’s attempt to breathe life into its “dinosaur” out-of-town stores...

    31. January 14, 2016

      Primark braced to weather impact of unfavourable currency markets

      Primark, a retailer that usually attracts envious glances from rivals for its rapid growth, has blamed an unusually...

    32. January 14, 2016

      William Hill overhauls online management team

      Bookmaker William Hill has overhauled the management of its online business after problems with a key new technology...

    33. January 14, 2016

      Burberry shares rise as Asia growth returns

      Burberry returned to growth in its all-important China market in the past quarter, as new items such as...

    34. January 14, 2016

      Argos sales dip dents profit expectations at Home Retail Group

      Poor Christmas trading at Argos forced owner Home Retail Group into its second profits downgrade in three months on...

    35. January 14, 2016

      Tesco shares gain after Christmas sales beat expectations

      Tesco shares rose sharply on Thursday after the retailer said it fared better than expected over Christmas. But a drop...

    36. January 13, 2016

      Sainsbury’s case for Argos fails to win over top shareholders

      J Sainsbury failed to convince several top shareholders of the benefits of its pursuit of Home Retail Group despite a...

    37. January 13, 2016

      Ted Baker online growth drives festive sales

      Ted Baker navigated weak demand from Chinese shoppers and a mild UK winter to post cheerful results for Christmas...

    38. January 12, 2016

      Debenhams shares jump after bucking weak Christmas trend

      Debenhams bucked a trend of weak Christmas sales on the high street, with the retailer saying that stock planning and...

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