The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

The proposed deal would lead to a full break up of Home Retai, as the company agreed to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers for £340 million in January, simplifying Sainsbury’s effort to gain control of Argos. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury has agreed to buy Argos owner Home Retail Group for about £1.3 billion, combining two of the UK’s biggest retailers in an effort to fight(...)

Home Retail has confirmed the group is to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers

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Argos suffered a 13 per cent reduction in traditional walk-in sales in December. Photograph: PA.

British takeover target Home Retail reported a worse-then-expected 2.2 per cent drop in like-for-like sales at its biggest chain Argos, hours after it(...)

In ranges packaged differently based on gender, women have to pay more for being women. Illustration: Getty

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Uber does not pay VAT on driver commissions charged here “as these services are rendered out of the Netherlands”. Photograph: Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/Bloomberg

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 Supermarket Sainsbury’s has confirmed it made an approach for Argos owner Home Retail Group, which has been rejected. Sainsbury’s said it is considering its position, adding that there can be no certainty that it will make a formal offer for the business, which also owns DIY chain Homebase. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury is considering making an offer for Home Retail Group in a deal that would combine two of the UK’s largest retailers and add everything fr(...)

Photo of hoverboard seized in UK. Photograph: PA

Brown Thomas is among a handful of retailers in the Republic who have been ordered to remove non-compliant hoverboards from its shelves after it was u(...)