Tesco chief executive: Dave Lewis stunned investors by issuing the retailer’s fifth warning on profits this year. Photograph: Tesco/PA Wire

The Nightmare before Christmas or 100 Days from Hell – however you describe it, rarely can a chief executive have endured a more catastrophic start(...)

The 800,000 sq ft Amazon  fulfilment centre   in Swansea, Wales. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Britain’s retailers are gearing up for their busiest-ever online shopping day at the end of this week, as “Black Friday” fever sweeps the nation. With(...)

“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(...)

Bank of England  governor  Mark Carney: has gone from rock-star banker to City’s ‘unreliable boyfriend’. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

Just over a year into his five-year term as Bank of England governor, Canadian Mark Carney has gone from rock-star banker to “unreliable boyfriend”(...)

Online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000.

It’s taken almost a decade and a half but, at last, online grocery group Ocado is set to make its first annual profit since being set up by three form(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini holds the Premier League trophy yesterday. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manuel Pellegrini has challenged his Manchester City players to begin an era of dominance after watching them wrap up a second Premier League title in(...)

As yet another investigation is launched into the plight of the Co-operative Bank, a new round of the blame game was played out in Westminster yesterday. Photograph: Bloomberg

They are known as the “boomerang generation” – because they keep coming back home. Latest government statistics show a record 3.35 million 20-34 year (...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Hull City’s James Chester holds his head after scoring an own goal as Manchester Uniterd’s Wayne Rooney celebrates during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull.   Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

This was a slugfest that was an apt way to start the St Stephen’s day Premier League programme. James Chester goes down as the unfortunate author of a(...)