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Asda has a network of some 17 stores in the North. Photograph: Reuters

Asda, the UK supermarket arm of US retail giant Walmart, said uncertainty surrounding Brexit was affecting its customers as it eked out a small rise i(...)

A spokeswoman for the company said Tesco Ireland, which has 152 stores in the Republic, is not expected to be affected by the restructuring

Tesco has said it is to cut around 4,500 jobs from its Metro stores in a new wave of redundancies designed to cut costs and reposition the group to co(...)

John and Eileen Hall of  Cavanagh Eggs. Photograph: John McVitty

Cavanagh Eggs is situated on the Border, with a farm in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and the road entering it in the Republic. It is owned by Eileen (...)

Asda has 17 stores in the North. Photograph: PA Wire

Asda’s US owner has said it is “seriously considering” a stock market flotation for the UK supermarket after the chain’s deal to merge with rival Sain(...)

Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Sainsbury’s, chastened by the blocking of its takeover of rival supermarket group Asda, said it would accelerate investment in its store estate and te(...)

The regulator was adamant  a combination of Sainsbury’s and Asda would lead to increased prices. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble/File Photo

Even someone with only a passing interest in financial news must by now be aware that Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, is a big fan of musi(...)

The Competition and Markets Authority  rejected the combination of the country’s second- and third-largest grocery chains. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Sainsbury and Asda dropped their £7.3 billion (€8.44 billion) bid to create the UK’s largest supermarket chain after antitrust authorities formally bl(...)

Sainsbury’s and Asda are two of the largest supermarkets in the UK, but have faced trading issues. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

J Sainsbury and Asda are “very unlikely” to appeal against the verdict of the UK competition regulator on their proposed merger, according to people b(...)

Employment is a lagging indicator of economic wellbeing but there are some good reasons the labour market is proving so resilient to Britain’s wider Brexit woes. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

More people are in work than ever before and wages are at last rising in real terms. Somehow, the message that the British economy is mired in a swamp(...)

The Irish beef market is particularly exposed to a no-deal Brexit, but the dairy industry could also face massive upheaval. Photograph: iStock

Why is the food industry so worried about Brexit? The UK is the biggest market for Irish food exports, accounting for €4.5 billion of our total food (...)

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