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Dunnes Stores remained the largest retailer in the State with a market share of 22.3 per cent followed by SuperValu and Tesco with 21.3 per cent each. Aldi and Lidl held a joint 12.3 per cent share of the market each. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

March was the busiest month for grocery sales ever recorded, new data shows, as shoppers bought more than they did during the Christmas 2019 period. (...)

An empty pasta shelf in Switzerland. Many countries have seen surging sales in basic products including pasta.  Photograph: EPA

Shoppers’ rush to stock up on non-perishable staples such as pasta and noodles to ride out the coronavirus crisis has boosted demand for wheat, which (...)

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons all suffered declines in sales over the Christmas period.

Morrisons was the big loser as Britain’s major food retailers endured their worst Christmas since 2014, hurt by intense competition and sustained cons(...)

Mark Read, CEO of advertising agency WPP, leaves the company AGM in London last year.

Bain Capital agreed to buy 60 per cent of WPP’s market research unit Kantar in a deal that values the business at $4 billion. The private equity firm(...)

WPP is looking for ways to reduce debt after struggling to adapt to a shift toward digital ads.

Bain Capital has emerged as the frontrunner for a majority stake in WPP’s market research unit Kantar, sources said. The buyout firm is considered t(...)

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Fresh tariff rhetoric from US president Donald Trump affected global stocks on Tuesday with Europe’s benchmark Stoxx 600 index down 0.3 per cent. Add(...)

Tim Armstrong: the former Google executive ran AOL until its $4.4 billion sale to Verizon in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong, the former AOL chief executive, is being considered to succeed Martin Sorrell as head of WPP, the marketing and communications group, a(...)

Martin Sorrell stepped down as chief executive of WPP following allegations of personal misconduct. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The two men running WPP following the shock exit of Martin Sorrell said they would look at restructuring the group and may sell parts of it, as better(...)

Scientists are trying to find ways to get young people to drink more milk, including inventing a ‘fizzy milk’ in the lab at Arla in Denmark. Photograph: Getty Images

A man in skinny jeans and a bow tie is standing by a whiteboard with various buzzwords written on it: empathy, respect, create. He is leading a corpor(...)

A ransomware demand for the payment of $300 worth of bitcoin sits on the screen of laptop infected by the Petya computer virus. Photograph: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

This week’s ransomware IT virus attack, which has spread from Ukraine to affect businesses around the globe, comes at a particularly inauspicious time(...)

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