The French connection. Macron and May meet  in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Image of the week: We meet again For health and safety reasons, this isn’t the photograph of the diplomatic kiss shared by Emmanuel Macron and Theres(...)

 Homebase has been sold by its Australian owner Wesfarmers to retail restructuring firm Hilco, closing the chapter on a disastrous foray into retail in Ireland and Britain. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Wesfarmers ended its disastrous foray into the home-improvement market in Ireland and Britain, selling its Homebase chain for a pound and announcing a(...)

The latest accounts show the local subsidiary, which has 40 stores in Ireland, recorded a 3.4 per cent fall in sales to €219.8 million from €227.6 million

The Irish arm of retail giant Argos, which booked a €153 million impairment charge last year, returned to profit in early 2017 even as sales declined.(...)

Sainsbury’s and its major rivals are grappling with the rapid growth of German discounters. Photograph: PA Wire

Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group, saw its sales growth accelerate in its latest quarter, helped by inflation and a spate of war(...)

Some investors have expressed concern the Argos takeover unwisely increases Sainsbury’s exposure to higher import costs. Photograph: iStock

Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, on Wednesday beat forecasts for underlying sales in its Christmas quarter and said it was well plac(...)

Sainsbury’s made an underlying pretax profit of £277 million for the 28 weeks to September 24th, down from £308 million in the same period last year. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

British supermarket Sainsbury’s warned that higher staff wages and its price battle with rivals would mean a tougher end to the year after first-half (...)

Poundland has agreed to a £597 million takeover by South African retail group Steinhoff International

South African retail group Steinhoff will bulk up its presence in the British market after agreeing a £597 million (€716m) takeover of single price re(...)

Sainsbury’s is buying Argos to try to accelerate growth by creating Britain’s largest general merchandise retail business. Photograph: Reuters

British supermarket Sainsbury’s said its finance boss John Rogers would become chief executive of Home Retail when it completes a takeover designed to(...)

Group said its digital makeover was bearing fruit as internet sales rose

Retailer Argos notched up its best sales performance for two years as it shrugged off poor early spring weather and the “distraction” of its £1.4 bill(...)

Sainsbury’s, which in April agreed a £1.4 billion takeover of Argos-owner Home Retail, said sales at stores open over a year fell 0.8 per cent, excluding fuel, in the 12 weeks to June 4th, its fiscal first quarter. (Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, on Wednesday reported a drop in quarterly underlying sales and cautioned that market conditions re(...)

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