Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney:  “When we bought the Uniq business in the UK four years ago, there were a load of unused tax losses and capital allowances and we’re simply working our way through those.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Convenience food giant Greencore, which generated €1.6 billion in sales last year, pays an effective tax rate in Ireland of just 1 per cent. The UK-l(...)

Dena Walker, head of advertising at Irish International, says: “As an industry, we probably haven’t done as good a job as we could have about explaining the value of creativity.”

How many brands do you love? The answer, if it’s not zero, is probably close to it.The advertising industry can be guilty of rhetoric about brands hav(...)

Sainsbury’s has announced its first drop in profits in a decade as it counts the cost of “unprecedented” change in the supermarket industry. The UK’s (...)

Analysts expect Sainsbury’s to report its first loss in a decade after being hammered by hefty property writedowns

It’s not every day that a chief executive with a criminal conviction for embezzlement delivers his company’s results to the City, let alone the head o(...)

Image of the week: Well-oiled campaign UK business minister Jo Swinson (who is standing for re-election for the Liberal Democrats) and Miriam G(...)

Tesco: retailer’s stretched balance sheet is likely to be of most interest on Wednesday.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Supermarket behemoth Tesco is due to report full-year results on Wednesday, and markets will be watching closely to see if a predicted £3 billion (€ 4(...)

Mercedes-AMG looks to have F1’s 2015 season sewn up before it even starts.

The key questions to ask ahead of the first race of the Formula One season opener in Melbourne this weekend is not who will be quickest or who will wi(...)

New Kantar numbers add to evidence new Tesco boss Dave Lewis’ turnaround plan is making an impact. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s biggest supermarket Tesco recorded its strongest sales performance in 18 months, industry data showed on Tuesday, adding to evidence new bos(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

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