Last year was undeniably one of transition for the Tesco group in Ireland. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Not quite time yet for new-year champagne at Tesco’s Irish arm, perhaps, but a drop of own-brand prosecco might be deserved in the wake of this week’s(...)

The figures from Debenhams are all the more surprising given the lacklustre performance of rivals Next and Marks & Spencer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was some good news on Tuesday for Morrisons and Debenhams as both defied gloomy expectations by checking in with better-than-expected Christmas (...)

Tesco remains the most popular supermarket in the State although its lead over second placed SuperValu has shrunk slightly, according to the latest fi(...)

Poundland, which faces an investigation into its takeover of rival 99p Stores, said its annual sales topped £1 billion for the first time. The West Mi(...)

Analysts caution that the road to recovery at Tesco will be a long one

At last, something for the man with the toughest job in retail to smile about: sales at Tesco have returned to growth for the first time in a year.Pri(...)

The latest figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows that Lidl’s share of the market jumped by 22 per cent to 8 per cent in the 12 weeks to the end of April this year.

Bottles of upmarket French wine like Pomerol and St Emilion will soon be on the shelves next to 39 cent grapefruit and blow torches for €10 at Lidl. I(...)

Online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000.

It’s taken almost a decade and a half but, at last, online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three form(...)

London mayor Boris Johnson: always defended  Barclays bicycle sponsorship deal. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

The distinctive blue “Boris Bikes” that dart around London’s roads, ridden with varying degrees of competence by tourists and locals alike, will be(...)

The increasing dominance of Aldi is highlighted by the research which found that, in the 12 weeks up to January 5th, the value of Aldi sales grew by 20.1 per cent.

CorrespondentThe value of alcohol sales in the grocery market increased by 13.4 per cent last Christmas, compared with the previous Christmas, while w(...)

Tesco, which is almost two years into a turnaround plan for its UK business, said more shoppers had turned to discounters and upscale rivals for their Christmas treats. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two stalwarts of the British and Irish retail trade – Tesco and Marks & Spencer – have admitted that the Christmas period had failed to deliver(...)