Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis: playing it coy.  Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Watching the very public travails of Tesco these days is akin to a business blood sport. It’s like looking at a former schoolyard bully – after he has(...)

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Image of the week: Good impressionists Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps is pictured on display at Christie’s Auction House in Paris, where it is about to (...)

“Sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat” France was “finished”, John Lewis Partnership managing director Andy Street   told an audience of entrepreneurs in London. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Andy Street of the John Lewis Partnership is not the first company boss to crack an excruciating joke, and he certainly won’t be the last. Remember Ge(...)

A palate-tickling array of delights will be served at the Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium, part of the National Craft and Design Fair, which runs (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Profitero co-founders (from left) Volodymyr Pigrukh, Dmitry Vysotski and Kanstantsin Chernysh.

Profitero, an online insights and ecommerce intelligence business for retailers and brands, has closed an $8 million (€5.9 million) funding round with(...)

London mayor Boris Johnson: always defended  Barclays bicycle sponsorship deal. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

The distinctive blue “Boris Bikes” that dart around London’s roads, ridden with varying degrees of competence by tourists and locals alike, will be(...)

Alan and Valerie Kingston of Glenilen Farm

Cork-based food producer Glenilen Farm has secured significant contracts with Tesco in the UK and Aer Lingus to supply them with desserts. These de(...)

Trading has slumped in a number of European markets including Ireland

Tesco boss Philip Clarke vowed to win back shoppers with millions of pounds of price cuts after a second year of falling profits cast doubt on (...)