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 (...)

For many people, the name Greencore will be forever linked to sugar, the firm having been formed through the privatisation of the Irish Sugar Company(...)

Patrick Coveney chief executive of Greencore: ‘We’re operating in an industry where retail prices for products are falling and we have to be very competitive on all the components that go into our costs.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Greencore likes to tout itself as one of the great Irish success stories. Forged from the ashes of the loss-making Irish Sugar company, it has risen t(...)

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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