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    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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. June 4, 2014

    Tesco chief dashes hopes of quick revival

    The chief executive of Tesco has warned that first quarter trading at Britain’s biggest retailer was the worst he had seen...

  21. June 3, 2014

    New Look to sell ailing French division Mim

    New Look plans to sell off its ailing French division after the fashion retailer took a writedown on the business that...

  22. May 28, 2014

    Supermarket price war set to bite into Tesco sales

    Tesco is poised to report its worst quarterly trading in decades next week as Britain’s biggest retailer struggles to turn...

  23. May 25, 2014

    Selfridges in £300m revamp of flagship London store

    Selfridges, the department store group owned by Canadian billionaire Galen Weston, plans to spend £300m on an architectural...

  24. May 22, 2014

    UK retail: a rising tide

    People in the UK bought 7 per cent more stuff this April than in the previous one. That does not sound exciting. It is. This...

  25. May 20, 2014

    Underlying profits at M&S drop for third year

    Marks and Spencer reported better than expected full-year profit, but warned that teething troubles with its new £150m...

  26. May 15, 2014

    Alliance Boots benefits from Walgreens tie-up

    Alliance Boots, which operates the UK’s largest chain of pharmacies, posted a 31 per cent jump in net profit after gaining...

  27. May 8, 2014

    Intu seeks investors to fund leisure development plans

    Intu, the FTSE 250-listed retail landlord, plans to sell off chunks of its biggest shopping centres to investors to raise...

  28. May 8, 2014

    SuperGroup sales dip takes down shares

    Investors in SuperGroup were given a sharp reminder of its volatile history after a dip in sales initially sent its shares...

  29. May 8, 2014

    Poundland records 13% jump in sales

    Sales at Poundland, the discount store chain that floated in March, jumped to just under £1bn in its last financial year, in...

  30. May 7, 2014

    Justin King bows out of Sainsbury with 5.3% profit rise

    J Sainsbury insisted it could withstand the escalating price war in the grocery sector as it announced a 5.3 per cent...

  31. May 2, 2014

    Sainsbury expected to reduce capital expenditure

    Mike Coupe, the incoming chief executive of J Sainsbury, is set to signal that his tenure will be marked by lower capital...

  32. May 1, 2014

    Retailer N Brown returning to high street

    N Brown, the clothing retailer that makes almost two-thirds of its sales online, is reversing the industry trend by heading...

  33. April 30, 2014

    Greggs new food offerings are good to go

    Greggs, the UK’s biggest bakery retailer, has said a greater focus on sandwiches and coffee for busy workers helped to...

  34. April 30, 2014

    Thorntons’ recovery melts away

    Shares in Thorntons fell almost 20 per cent on Wednesday morning after a spring trading update from the Derbyshire...

  35. April 30, 2014

    Next adds fuel to profit expectations

    Next, the high street clothes retailer, said profits this year would be higher than forecast just a month ago after a strong...

  36. April 23, 2014

    Sports Direct considers fresh incentive scheme

    Mike Ashley, the controversial founder of Sports Direct, has thrown down the gauntlet to institutional investors, who...

  37. April 17, 2014

    Co-op posts £2.5bn loss forcing a renegotiation of loan terms

    The Co-operative Group was forced to renegotiate its borrowing terms to avoid a damaging breach of its covenants after its...

  38. April 16, 2014

    Clarke faces race against the clock in bid to turn round Tesco

    Tesco may be showing signs of improvement in central Europe, but the performance of its domestic arm, which generates...

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