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(...)

Debenhams said it was seeking the “contribution” because of the mutual benefits its suppliers will reap from the store group’s growth. Photograph: Getty

With a week to go before December 25th, there’s all still to play for in the stressed-out retail sector, as shoppers and storekeepers engage in their (...)

Tesco’s recovery plans received a setback today as the supermarket chain reported a fresh dip in quarterly sales. Tesco, which makes about two thirds (...)

Tesco has seen a 6 per cent drop in sales leading to a 1.5 per cent decline in its share of the multibillion Irish grocery market.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Supermarket giant Tesco is continuing to lose ground in Ireland, suffering a further slump in market share in the 12 weeks to November 10th.Statistics(...)

Aldi, which opened its first supermarket in Ireland in 1999, now has about 100 stores here.

Pretax profit more than doubled to almost £160 million (€189 million) at the Irish and British operations of discount supermarket chain Aldi last year(...)

If you believe George Osborne, Britain’s economy has turned the corner and the millions of people who make up the “squeezed middle” might finally be a(...)