Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney fears political, constitutional and financial uncertainty would follow a decision by the UK to leave the EU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When the daily lunchtime rush hits in supermarkets around Britain, it is likely that the sandwich or wrap a customer picks up from the chill cabinet i(...)

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(...)

Morrisons is locked in a price war to stem the loss of shoppers to German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

British supermarket group Morrisons’ first-half profit plunged by more than a third to its lowest level in nine years, showing the scale of the task f(...)

 Sales at Wal-Mart’s British supermarket Asda fell for a fourth straight quarter on Tuesday, down 4.7 percent to confirm its position as the weakest performer in a sector hammered by the growth of discount retailers

Wal-Mart’s British supermarket chain Asda slumped to its worst quarterly sales performance in the 16 years it has been owned by the US group, with res(...)

Morrisons is almost certain to be demoted from the prestigious FTSE 100 index following a near-15 per cent slide in its share price over the past 12 months. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

David Potts, the new chief executive of Morrisons, might be forgiven for feeling a little nervous ahead of the supermarket group’s annual shareholder (...)

British online grocer Ocado helps people avoid the supermarket and continues to report strong growth.

British online supermarket Ocado posted a slight acceleration in quarterly sales growth and said it expected to continue growing ahead of the online g(...)

 Morrisons supermarket chain has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Morrisons supermarket chain has named former Tesco executive David Potts as its new chief executive, completing a triumvirate of ex-Tesco men at the t(...)

The firm had said in January that Wicklow-born Philips would stay until March 12th

Britain’s fourth largest supermarket group Morrisons said finance director Trevor Strain is to take on chief executive duties while a successor is sou(...)

Despite the profit fall Morrisons is paying an interim dividend of 4.03 pence, up 5 per cent and confirmed a commitment to pay a full-year dividend of not less than 13.65 pence

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Britain’s fourth largest grocer, posted a 51 per cent slump in first-half profit, hurt by its move to cut prices to counter(...)

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