The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

The Blanchardstown Centre counts Penneys, Dunnes and Marks & Spencer among its retail offerings. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The Blanchardstown Centre in west Dublin, Ireland’s biggest retail complex, will be put up for sale next month by its owner, Green Property Group. I(...)

Steven Devoy of Keelings Flowers with grower Adam Green. An unseasonably warm winter has seen daffodils bloom much earlier than usual. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Hosts of golden daffodils are selling in shops across the country as an unseasonably warm winter has caused springtime’s floral favourite to make its (...)

JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas. Photograph: Bloomberg.

British retailer JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas, sending its shares to a(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Associated British Foods said on Thursday unusually warm winter weather meant sales at its Penneys/Primark discount fashion chain stalled in the nine (...)

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 (...)

Shares in British supermarket Morrisons rose 8.7 per cent rise after its sales figures beat forecasts. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

European markets rallied from last week’s wipeout as car-makers and retailers made gains yesterday. However, a further fall in crude oil prices dampe(...)

Debenhams  on Oxford Street, London:  the chain posted higher than expected sales in the past 19 weeks, driven by strong Christmas trading and growing online shopping. Photograph: Ki Price/Reuters

British department store chain Debenhams outshone rivals Marks & Spencer and Next over Christmas, helped by clever stock management and demand for(...)

Retailer Sports Direct has warned on profits, blaming poor trading on unseasonal weather over the Christmas period.

Retailer Sports Direct has warned on profits, blaming poor trading on unseasonal weather over the Christmas period. It said it was no longer confiden(...)

British discount retailer Poundland suffered in the run-up to Christmas as consumers deserted the high street in favour of online shopping.

British discount retailer Poundland suffered in the run-up to Christmas as consumers deserted the high street in favour of online shopping, resulting (...)