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The regulator was adamant  a combination of Sainsbury’s and Asda would lead to increased prices. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble/File Photo

Even someone with only a passing interest in financial news must by now be aware that Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, is a big fan of musi(...)

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has again upped its stake in the struggling department store chain Debenhams, bringing it close to a level at which it must launch a takeover bid. Photograph: PA

Billionaire retail magnate Mike Ashley is giving shareholders of Debenhams Plc something to cling on to. The embattled UK department store owner soar(...)

There appears to be a sense emanating from within Tesco that it has laid the foundations for an improved run at the market in Ireland. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

A little more than a year ago, multinational grocer Tesco wasn’t so much the giant tanker of the Irish market. Rather, it was tanking. Its sales from(...)

Online retailer Amazon is set to enter the British fresh food market after striking a supply deal with supermarket Morrisons, potentially ramping up competition in the already cut-throat sector

Amazon has launched its biggest foray into food outside of the United States with a deal in Britain to offer fresh and frozen goods to customers, in (...)

 Sales at Wal-Mart’s British supermarket Asda fell for a fourth straight quarter on Tuesday, down 4.7 percent to confirm its position as the weakest performer in a sector hammered by the growth of discount retailers

Wal-Mart’s British supermarket chain Asda slumped to its worst quarterly sales performance in the 16 years it has been owned by the US group, with res(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)

Phil J Clarke has bowed out less than two years into his tenure. He joins a slew of senior executives who have left Tesco in recent months.

The human resources team at Tesco must be racking up overtime.The exit of Tesco Ireland chief executive Phil J Clarke, who has announced his retiremen(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis announced plans yesterday to staunch the haemorrhage of customers and sales from its UK and Irish operations.Most of (...)

Even after the recent profit warnings Tesco was expected to deliver operating profits of around £1.1 billion for the first half of its trading year. That figure is now reduced by 23 per cent. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Every Little Helps. Tesco’s long-standing tagline is one of the most recognised in advertising. But as chief executive Dave Lewis assesses the impact (...)

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