LONDON Shortly after last year's announcement of a $9.4 billion deal to combine the Sainsbury's supermarket group that he runs with rival Asda, boss Mike Coupe was caught on camera singing "We're in the money".
LONDON Leaving the European Union at the end of March without a deal would be "reckless" for Britain, the finance chief of Primark owner Associated British Foods , said on Thursday.
LONDON/JOHANNESBURG Shares in South African investment firm Brait plunged more than 20 percent on Monday after its British fashion chain New Look announced a deal with creditors to cut 1 billion pounds off its debts, in its latest turnaround attempt.
LONDON Shares in Debenhams , the British department store chain that is fighting for survival, plunged as much as 22 percent on Friday as its new interim chairman began the task of trying to find a consensus among investors on the way forward.
LONDON Britain faces a fresh food bottleneck if it drops out of the EU without a deal, the country's largest supermarket group warned on Thursday, echoing comments from its biggest rival the previous day.
LONDON Britain's Marks & Spencer endured another quarter of falling sales in both clothing and food, underscoring what looks set to be a long and uncertain road to recovery.
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LONDON Morrisons , Britain's No. 4 supermarket chain, reported weaker-than-expected Christmas sales with growth slowing at both its retail and wholesale businesses, as discounters Aldi and Lidl emerged as the major winners over the festive period.
LONDON Aldi UK, the British arm of the German discount supermarket, said its sales increased around 10 percent to almost 1 billion pounds in December, driven by increased demand for some of its premium products.
LONDON Britain's Marks & Spencer is expected to report another fall in underlying sales in both clothing and food in its Christmas quarter, while the major grocers are forecast to show a slowdown in growth as the discounters march on.