Pay rise: the TEEU union is looking for increases of 5 per cent for members in both the public and private sectors. It is seeking to recoup concessions made on pensions and conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson
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In the run-up to Christmas last year, the chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, forecast that pent-up pressures for incom(...)

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(...)

 A lone shopper sits outside a Primark clothing store. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collec(...)

Retailers’ Christmas begins when it might be fully expected to begin – shortly before, not after, they think consumers will start buying stuff.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

“Christmas creep” is the name given to the phenomenon of the Christmas season starting earlier and going on for longer each year, although some mig(...)

M&S said “unseasonal conditions” in September adversely impacted its first-half sales by about 1.3 per cent

The unseasonably warm autumn weather has taken its toll on Marks & Spencer, with the firm reporting a 13th straight quarterly fall in underlying n(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

“Fifty Pence Challenge” poster had been intended to motivate staff but ended up displayed in the window of a Sainsbury’s store in east London.

These are desperate times in the grocery trade. Tesco dominated the news agenda last week as it revealed a shock £250 million black hole in its profit(...)

Shares in high-street retailer Next fell by as much as 5.6%. Photograph: Reuters

British retailer Next warned yesterday it will have to lower profit forecasts if unusually warm autumn weather continues and shoppers don’t buy winter(...)

 British supermarket Tesco has announced that its incoming chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, will take up his role from today. Photograph: EPA/WILL OLIVER

Alan Stewart is set to join the board of Tesco as chief financial officer as of today, months earlier than planned as the biggest British retailer han(...)

The John Lewis Partnership also owns upmarket grocery chain Waitrose. Its week to September 13th sales rose 5.7 per cent to £118.8 million

John Lewis, Britain’s biggest department stores group, reported a rare dip in weekly sales on Friday, becoming the first major UK retailer to say shop(...)