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 (...)

About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)

Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke  is facing a fresh blow amid reports the group’s finance chief is poised to depart ahead of annual results in less than two weeks. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco’s under-pressure boss Philip Clarke is facing a fresh blow amid reports the group’s finance chief is poised to depart ahead of annual res(...)

Mark Thomas: ‘After you die do you really want people to say: he paid his mortgage on time and, by golly, he advertised bread?’

One morning recently at 5am, Mark Thomas and his friend Tracy were pasting posters over the top of estate agents’ signs. “The posters just said(...)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, which has been losing market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl and lagged rivals in entering fast-growing online and convenience store markets, said its profits would more than halve this year

Britain’s Wm Morrison Supermarkets sparked talk of an industry price war today after it posted its lowest profit for five years and said it wou(...)