Alan Yarrow, the lord mayor of the City of London. “We have got to make sure that we have got friends in Europe”

Britain needs friends in Europe, says Alan Yarrow, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, who is becoming ever more concerned about the drift in the (...)

 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(...)

The 3,354sq m (36,102sq ft) Antaslis Building at Unit 11 in Century Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11 is rented at €340,000 on a 20-year lease from 2006

Allsop Space is seeking more than €13.5 million for a portfolio of 24 predominately warehouse units in Dublin, Galway, Mullingar, and Monaghan on beha(...)

Hey, Peter Pan, it’s time to ditch the hooded parka. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am a man in need. I am 30 years old and have never bought a grown-up coat. I don’t want to add another parka to my collection and I need someth(...)

Next had warned on September 30th that profit forecasts could be reduced if the warm weather persisted

Clothing retailer Next cut its profit guidance on Wednesday after unusually warm weather suppressed demand for its winter wear, sending an ominous sig(...)

Orange fell 4.1 per cent as Bpifrance sold a stake in the company for €580 million. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

European stocks fell to the lowest level in more than five weeks after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and US manufacturing data missed estim(...)

“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(...)

Karen and Darren Gardiner, proprietors of Ground Espresso Bars, which plans to create more than 100 jobs in the coming year as part of a multimillion-pound expansion plan that will include a unit in Dublin.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cafe chain, Ground Espresso Bars, is opening its first outlet in the Republic, with clothing retailer Next, in (...)

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(...)