Tesco chief executive: Dave Lewis stunned investors by issuing the retailer’s fifth warning on profits this year. Photograph: Tesco/PA Wire

The Nightmare before Christmas or 100 Days from Hell – however you describe it, rarely can a chief executive have endured a more catastrophic start(...)

 Tesco   chief executive hopes every little helps as he takes the reins and shakes up management. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

When Dave Lewis was rushed in to take the reins at troubled supermarket group Tesco, he was candid about his qualifications, declaring: “I have never (...)

The 800,000 sq ft Amazon  fulfilment centre   in Swansea, Wales. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Britain’s retailers are gearing up for their busiest-ever online shopping day at the end of this week, as “Black Friday” fever sweeps the nation. With(...)

Still Britain’s biggest retailer by market share, M&S’s performance over Christmas will clearly be key to how much longer Marc Bolland can hold on to his job at the group.

Four years ago, Helen Weir was being tipped as the first woman to run a top UK bank. Now she’s being named as a potential successor to Marc Bolland at(...)

The Daily Mail front page from Monday

The Daily Mail, Britain’s celebrity-obsessed mid-market tabloid, certainly knows how to spark a heated debate. And it’s not afraid of a bizarre headli(...)

A statue of Henry Royce stands outside the Rolls-Royce plant in Derby. The engineering group revealed plans to cut 2,600 jobs in its aerospace division, with the threat of more cuts to come.
Photograph: Reuters

It was a day of contrasting fortunes for British workers yesterday. First there was good news in the form of a landmark ruling that overtime should be(...)

Lloyds: bill for mis-selling payment protection insurance pushed over £11 billion. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

A few years ago, when former banks were being converted into trendy wine bars on an almost daily basis, Lloyds Banking Group made a pledge to its cust(...)

The Bank of England, which said the system it uses to transfer payments between commercial banks was affected by a technical outage. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

October is a scary month for financial markets. The Wall Street panic of 1907, the 1929 crash that ushered in the Great Depression, and Black Monda(...)

British luxury handbag maker Mulberry cut its profit forecast for the third time this year. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Even as a new report showed that global wealth had jumped to a record $263 trillion, shares in two of Britain’s biggest luxury goods groups were takin(...)

“Sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat” France was “finished”, John Lewis Partnership managing director Andy Street   told an audience of entrepreneurs in London. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Andy Street of the John Lewis Partnership is not the first company boss to crack an excruciating joke, and he certainly won’t be the last. Remember Ge(...)