Product of the crash: Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores  have lost out to Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

We see the United States as the cradle of our supermarket culture, but there’s an Irish angle. It was the son of Irish emigrants who opened the doo(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Tristram Hunt makes a speech in London on Wednesday in which he announced he will not run for the Labour Party leadership. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Leading Labour MP Tristram Hunt will not stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, complaining that the early candidates in the race had already s(...)

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(...)

 John Lewis on Oxford Street,  London. Retail analyst Nick Bubb is forecasting an 8 per cent fall in pre-exceptional profits to around £350 million, reflecting a 20 per cent slump in operating profits at Waitrose.

The payouts that give bonuses a good name will be revealed Thursday morning, when the John Lewis Partnership announces its annual results.To the usual(...)

British online grocer Ocado helps people avoid the supermarket and continues to report strong growth.

British online supermarket Ocado posted a slight acceleration in quarterly sales growth and said it expected to continue growing ahead of the online g(...)

Premium branding? Ukip’s Nigel Farage takes part in a Paddy Power campaign during the Ryder Cup

Puerile Paddy Power plans to remain an “edgy” brand, according to the bookmaker’s new chief executive, Andy McCue. Will it ever grow up? I reckon the (...)

“Self-inflicted.” This was the phrase Greencore boss Patrick Coveney used to describe the company’s difficulties in the UK last year. It reaped an ava(...)

Morrisons announces  departure of  chief executive Dalton Philips following weak Christmas trading. Photograph: Morrisons/PA Wire

The intense pressure building on the British retail sector claimed its first scalp of the year on Tuesday with the departure of Morrisons chief execut(...)

Retailers are counting the cost of Black Friday as they survey the damage the discounts have done to their profit margins over the Christmas season. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

It started out as a shameless marketing ploy to part shoppers with their cash. Now retailers are counting the cost of Black Friday as they survey the (...)