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The Tesco chain says its  online sales now account for 16%  of the total, up from 9% before the pandemic

Tesco Ireland has recruited 1,000 additional personnel since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to help the business run smoothly during the crisis. (...)

The need to fix the online groceries profit condundrum is critical for many of today’s supermarkets. Photograph: iStock

Jo Ronan had never done a grocery shop online before Covid-19. Now, she and her husband Mike doubt they will venture back into a supermarket until at (...)

Sainsbury’s supermarket in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.

For an industry known for wafer-thin margins and cut-throat competition, UK food retail has benefited from a tide of good news in recent weeks. Indus(...)

Argos recorded a gross profit of €53.47 million following cost of sales totalling €125.97 million.

Pre-tax profits last year at retailer Argos increased by 18 per cent to €9.99 million. New accounts filed by Argos Distributors (Ireland) Ltd sh(...)

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(...)

The John Lewis and Partners store in Oxford street, London.

John Lewis, the employee-owned retailer whose department stores and supermarkets have become a mainstay of middle-class Britain, will cut annual staff(...)

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(...)

QIA, one of the 10 largest sovereign funds in the world, has a 22 per cent stake in Sainsbury’s. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the biggest shareholder in J Sainsbury, is supportive of merger talks between the British supermarket chain and riva(...)

The integration of housewares chain Argos advanced more quickly than expected, bolstering a solid Christmas trading period for Sainsbury’s. Photograph: Neil Hall / Reuters

Supermarket group J Sainsbury raised its profit guidance as the integration of housewares chain Argos advanced more quickly than expected, bolstering (...)

In the UK, Ikea’s sales rose by 5.8 per cent, boosted by two new store openings. Overall, Ikea’s annual retail sales rose 3.6 per cent to €34.1 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ikea, the Swedish flat-pack furniture empire, has become one of the few retailers to quantify the financial effects of Brexit. Costs at Ikea UK, whic(...)

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