Despite the profit fall Morrisons is paying an interim dividend of 4.03 pence, up 5 per cent and confirmed a commitment to pay a full-year dividend of not less than 13.65 pence

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Britain’s fourth largest grocer, posted a 51 per cent slump in first-half profit, hurt by its move to cut prices to counter(...)

Tesco shares fell to a 10-year low last week as ratings agency S&P cut its credit rating from BBB+ to BBB.

Dave Lewis, the Unilever executive being brought in to turn around the troubled Tesco group, does not start his new job until October 1st. But there’s(...)

The move underlines the increasing threat of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK. They have consistently been among Britain’s fastest-growing supermarkets, and have been winning more affluent customers.

Sainsbury, the British supermarket chain known for its relatively upmarket image, is to enter the fast-growing hard discount sector, through a joint v(...)

Trading has slumped in a number of European markets including Ireland

Tesco boss Philip Clarke vowed to win back shoppers with millions of pounds of price cuts after a second year of falling profits cast doubt on (...)

Warren Scott (left) of Quintessential Brands Group with Aidan Tallon CFO of  First Ireland Spirits at the announcement of the acquisition. Photograph: Thomas Nolan.

The UK drinks distributor Quintessential Brands plans to build a visitor centre in Abbeyleix following its purchase yesterday of First Ireland (...)

British grocer J Sainsbury’s nine-year run of quarterly sales growth came to an end on Tuesday.

British grocer J Sainsbury’s nine-year run of quarterly sales growth has come to an end, underlining the pressure on the industry as a battle (...)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, which has been losing market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl and lagged rivals in entering fast-growing online and convenience store markets, said its profits would more than halve this year

Britain’s Wm Morrison Supermarkets sparked talk of an industry price war today after it posted its lowest profit for five years and said it wou(...)

A day after Irish figures suggested a slight improvement in Irish retail sales at the end of the year, the dire state of the UK “high street” was laid(...)

Applicants now may be interviewed to check their suitability for disability badges, while higher-quality, harder-to-forge badges are now issued centrally, not locally. Photograph: Getty

British motorists can be a grumpy lot. Some complaints are justified, some are not. On a long list, the abuse of disabled parking bays in supermarkets(...)

 British grocer J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” today but warned that consumers were likely to tighten their belts in the early part of 2014 and cut its sales growth forecast accordingly. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

British grocer J Sainsbury reported its “best Christmas ever” today but warned that consumers were likely to tighten their belts in the early part of (...)