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(...)

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Banks will generally not allow for furnishings as part of a mortgage because they are not considered to be lifetime assets. Decide on your budg(...)

Tesco, Supervalu and Marks and Spencer were among almost 40 businesses which fell foul of the National Consumer Agency (NCA) for failing to carry accu(...)

SuperValu last night moved to clarify a newspaper report which yesterday claimed the supermarket chain was involved in a boycott of Israeli products due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Supervalu last night moved to clarify a newspaper report which yesterday claimed the supermarket chain was involved in a boycott of Israeli products d(...)

Protesters hold up placards reading ‘Boycott Israel’ during a demonstration showing solidarity with Palestinians in Paris, France. A number of Irish businesses have publicly announced their decision to boycott Israeli goods. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA

Irish trade union Mandate has released a petition calling on Irish food retailers to cease selling Israeli produce. The Mandate petition, entitled ‘St(...)

Alan Stewart’s defection comes just two days after helping M&S chief executive Marc Bolland present first-quarter sales

Marks & Spencer chief finance officer Alan Stewart has quit to join Tesco in the same role, jumping ship from one struggling British retailer to a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the opening of a Primark store at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, last week. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Another storming performance from Penneys and Primark prompted owner Associated British Foods to raise its annual earnings guidance on Thursday, after(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

 Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland addresses the retailer’s AGM at Wembley stadium yesterday. Photograph:  Oliver Dixon/Imagewise/PA Wire

Shareholders in Marks & Spencer gathered at Wembley Stadium yesterday to air their views on the burning issues of the day, from comfy slippers to (...)

Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland blamed website teething problems as the chain’s homeware and clothing division registered its 12th quarter in a row of declining sales. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Marks and Spencer, the UK’s largest clothing retailer, said apparel sales resumed their decline in the first quarter as customers took time to adapt t(...)