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A new shop sign is covered up at Tesco’s mothballed store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, prior to the opening today of Tesco’s first discount store trading under the new name Jack’s. Photograph: Chris Radburn

All eyes in the retail sector will be on a small market town in eastern England on Wednesday as Tesco unveils its latest weapon in the war against the(...)

Asda has agreed a deal to merge with Sainsbury’s.

Asda, the UK’s third-largest supermarket chain and operator of 10 outlets in the North, said its same-store sales grew for a fifth consecutive quarter(...)

According to the most recent industry data, Sainsbury’s has seen the weakest trading among Britain’s big four grocers.

Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group which agreed a £7.3 billion ($9.7 billion) takeover of rival Asda in April, saw sales growth s(...)

Pat Rigney:  “Our goal is to built a very substantial international brand that will generate sustainable jobs in County Leitrim at the Shed Distillery.” Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has struck a deal with Sainsbury’s to be listed in 600 of the company’s stores in Britain. The Leitrim-based drinks ma(...)

Greencore CEO  Patrick Coveney: he  pledged in mid-March to spend half his time in the US

Greencore shares have recovered almost half their ground since slumping 30 per cent four days before St Patrick’s Day as the convenience foods group w(...)

The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company’s office in Bengaluru, India

Walmart will pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 per cent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, the US retailer’s largest-ever deal, in an attempt t(...)

Image of the week: May Day in Jakarta. Jakarta was one of the cities around the world to mark May 1st with a protest for workers’ rights. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

In numbers: Denis’s new jet 2.5 Number of years since Denis O’Brien last took delivery of a corporate jet. After clocking up 698 landings and 2,012 (...)

Stockbroking and investment services group Cantor Fitzgerald’s Irish unit has agreed to buy Merrion Capital in a deal worth up to €18 million, as the industry prepares for a wave of consolidation amid rising regulatory and compliance costs.

Stockbroking and investment services group Cantor Fitzgerald’s Irish unit has agreed to buy Merrion Capital in a deal worth up to €18 million, as the (...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney:  has a lot on his plate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The merger of two UK supermarket giants might merit a mention when Kerry Group shareholders gather on Thursday for their annual general meeting. But i(...)

Walmart would receive almost £3 billion in cash and 42 per cent of the combined business in return for selling Asda to Sainsbury’s. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

J Sainsbury, the UK’s second-biggest food retailer, has struck a deal to take over Walmart subsidiary Asda, creating Britain’s biggest grocer by marke(...)

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