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  1. 14 hours ago

    Tesco chief vows to stay course with turnround plan

    Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, said he would press ahead with his £1bn turnround plan for the supermarket despite...

  2. April 15, 2014

    JD Sports sprints ahead despite outdoor and fashion losses

    A bumper performance from JD Sports’ sportswear division helped boost the retailer’s performance despite losses in its...

  3. April 15, 2014

    Debenhams steps up recovery plan

    Debenhams said it was “accelerating the pace of change” in an attempt to recover from a difficult six months in which...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Co-operative Group to reveal £2bn-£2.5bn pre-tax loss

    The Co-operative Group will highlight the urgency of sweeping governance reforms this week as it reveals the extent of its...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Bonmarché strikes gold with focus on ‘silver shoppers’

    The rise of the so-called silver shopper has helped to boost sales at womenswear group Bonmarché, even as rival clothing...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Mothercare fights back with sales rebound after torrid Christmas

    Shares in Mothercare rallied more than 14 per cent after the babywear and buggy retailer put a torrid Christmas behind it...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Marks and Spencer optimistic as UK clothing sales rise

    Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, has refused to hail a surprise increase in underlying clothing sales as...

  8. March 21, 2014

    Week in Review, March 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Kerviel’s €4.9bn SocGen repayment...

  9. March 20, 2014

    Majestic Wine shares hit by February dry patch

    Shares in Majestic Wine fell almost 20 per cent after a February sales slump caught the company off guard as drinkers stayed...

  10. March 19, 2014

    Concerns rise over M&S trade as it sheds market share

    Concern is rising about trade at Marks and Spencer as the high street bellwether shed market share over the past three...

  11. March 18, 2014

    Asos suffers growing pains as costs rise

    On Thursday night, Asos chief executive Nick Robertson stood in front of the retail world’s glitterati and accepted a gong...

  12. March 18, 2014

    Price wars threaten to reshape landscape of supermarkets

    When Wm Morrison announced that it would invest £1bn cutting prices over the next three years, it threatened to turn the...

  13. March 18, 2014

    Asos shares tumble after sales growth and margins disappoint

    Shares in Asos plunged by up to 20 per cent on Tuesday after investors balked at signs of slowing UK sales growth for the...

  14. March 18, 2014

    Sainsbury shows size of challenge for supermarkets

    Concerns over the fortunes of Britain’s biggest supermarkets intensified after J Sainsbury reported its first fall in...

  15. March 14, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon urges George Osborne to help pub industry

    JD Wetherspoon called on George Osborne, the UK chancellor, to offer the pub industry more help after last year’s beer duty...

  16. March 13, 2014

    Morrison crashes on glut of pick and mix

    Like a child in a sweet shop, Dalton Philips, chief executive of Wm Morrison, has indulged in every type of corporate candy...

  17. March 13, 2014

    Home Retail Group and Shop Direct make mis-selling provisions

    The high street has become embroiled in the payment protection insurance scandal after it emerged that Argos-owner Home...

  18. March 13, 2014

    Wm Morrison sparks fears of price war

    Wm Morrison sparked alarm over a fresh price war in the supermarket sector with plans to spend £1bn cutting prices over the...

  19. March 11, 2014

    UK retail sales fall as discounts curb food price inflation

    UK retail sales fell in February, as supermarket discounting campaigns caused a slowdown in food price inflation. Sales were...

  20. March 7, 2014

    Boohoo raises a smile for Manchester’s Kamani family

    Fortunes were once made in Manchester by making clothes – now they come from selling them. The “Cottonopolis” of the 19th...

  21. March 6, 2014

    Waitrose defends customer loyalty scheme

    Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, defended a customer loyalty scheme that has been attacked by Labour and...

  22. March 5, 2014

    Co-op to double its 2,000 convenience store base

    The Co-operative Group has admitted for the first time that the crisis at the Co-op Bank damaged its food business, as it...

  23. March 3, 2014

    Thorntons to boost chocolate production as profits jump

    Thorntons is to double capital spending over the next three years to boost chocolate production in what will be its biggest...

  24. February 28, 2014

    Pension shake-up to hit John Lewis bonus

    John Lewis Partnership, the employee-owned retailer, is expected to announce a cut in its staff bonus next week, as it...

  25. February 26, 2014

    Greggs’ revamp drags down profits

    Greggs’ pre-tax profit sank 18.9 per cent in 2013, as tough trading conditions and one-off costs resulting from a major...

  26. February 21, 2014

    January retail sales in UK fall back after exceptional December

    Retail sales in the UK fell in January compared with a strong December, but overall consumer spending remained strong. The...

  27. February 19, 2014

    Sports Direct bullish after sales surge

    Mike Ashley, the billionaire who controls Sports Direct, saw the value of his stake rise by about £200m on Wednesday,...

  28. February 11, 2014

    New Look rules out listing as sales rise

    New Look, the privately owned fashion retailer, ruled out an initial public offering for the next 12 months as sales rose 5...

  29. February 5, 2014

    French Connection shares rise as losses narrow

    Shares in French Connection rallied by as much as 25 per cent after it said an improved Christmas trading period meant that...

  30. February 4, 2014

    Ocado again falls short with £12.5m pre-tax loss

    Ocado fell short of a profit once again, even after a year in which the online grocer signed what it called a...

  31. January 29, 2014

    King checks out with Sainsbury on a high

    When Justin King hangs up his grocer’s apron in July, the chief executive of J Sainsbury will have completed an almost...

  32. January 29, 2014

    Prince of Orange’s abdication poses zest test for Coupe

    Vroom vroom! The announcement that Justin King will step down as chief executive of J Sainsbury after 10 years will rev up...

  33. January 29, 2014

    Justin King quits as Sainsbury chief with margins under pressure

    Justin King steps down having taken J Sainsbury from a troubled grocer to one of Britain’s best performing retailers. The...

  34. January 26, 2014

    UK company profit warnings surge

    The UK’s largest quoted companies issued more profit warnings in the fourth quarter of last year than in any three-month...

  35. January 24, 2014

    Cambridge Satchel latest in spate of retailers raising funds

    A clutch of small retailers, fashion labels and ecommerce groups have rushed to raise money as their larger retailing peers...

  36. January 23, 2014

    House of Fraser aims for IPO as sale talks end

    House of Fraser is to join the growing list of retailers seeking to float on the London Stock Exchange after talks with...

  37. January 22, 2014

    WH Smith upbeat despite weak Christmas trading

    Shares in WH Smith hit an all-time high on Wednesday despite a slump in sales as the retailer showcased its ability to...

  38. January 20, 2014

    British shoplifting increases to highest level in nine years

    UK shoplifting has risen to its highest level in nine years, a report says, as criminal gangs focus on more expensive goods,...

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