A  vintage video game. The gaming world has travelled some distance since the 1980s

It is as plain as the Ronnie Drew beards on their young faces, the milk bottles doubling as jugs on the tables of their achingly hip coffee shops, the(...)

With the Winter Olympics under way, many of us are receiving our quadrennial reminder of the existence of a sport called “curling”

In two different Marks & Spencer stores this week, I saw product-recall notices with contrasting uses of English: one acceptable, the other an abo(...)

The catalogue of errors at Homebase would almost be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that up to 2,000 jobs are now at risk. Photograph: PA Wire

British retailers have a long history of making a hash of overseas expansion, from Tesco’s costly foray into the US with its now defunct Fresh & E(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

 Iceland managing director Richard Walker with examples of  non-plastic packaging, after the retailer   committed to eliminating plastic packaging for all own-brand products within five years to help end the “scourge” of plastic pollution. File photograph: Iceland/PA Wire

UK supermarket group Iceland has stolen a march on rivals by announcing that by 2023 it aims to have eliminated all plastic packaging from its own-bra(...)

The diverging fortunes of the physical and digital high street is likely to dominate the sector for the next decade. Photograph: Getty Images

The slowdown in UK retail sales just got more pronounced, but there are more factors at play than just Brexit. According to the Office for National St(...)

Primark, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, has no ecommerce platform, a strategy that may raise questions as sales growth slows. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Associated British Foods’ Primark reported a slowdown in sales growth in the first quarter, showing that even the most reliable fashion retailers aren(...)

The FTSE 100 touched a fresh record and ended 0.2 per cent higher, despite falls for UK retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer after their Christmas trading updates disappointed.

European shares dipped on Thursday as a bond market sell-off and a stronger euro took the steam out of the breakneck New Year rally in equities. Resul(...)

 Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

British retailer Marks & Spencer reported better than expected sales of both clothing and food in the key Christmas quarter and said it was mainta(...)

Ahead of results from Tesco, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, winners have so far outnumbered the losers.

The winners and losers are now beginning to emerge in the British retail sector after one of the toughest-ever Christmas trading periods. Ahead of “S(...)

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