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M&S profits drop sharply on revamp costs and lower clothing sales

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:17:26 GMT

Shares rise after UK retailer’s chief says apparel business ‘starting to stabilise’



Carrefour: home and away

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:32:01 GMT

Floating its Brazilian unit will not fix structural issues in France



Ikea brings in new chief executive to oversee growth strategy

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:14:38 GMT

Jesper Brodin is only the 6th chief executive in the company’s 74-year history



Kingfisher shares dive as French woes continue

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:41:36 GMT

Screwfix still the star performer in the UK while France drags down overall revenues









Dixons Carphone tackles savvy shoppers

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:42:23 GMT










Glencore makes ‘informal’ takeover approach to rival Bunge

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:41:19 GMT

Mooted deal would catapult Swiss trader into top tier of global grain merchants



J Sainsbury criticised over move to drop Fairtrade label from tea

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:04:11 GMT

Oxfam says unclear whether UK supermarket’s own initiative would match marque’s standards



Supercell makes move into UK with deal for stake in Space Ape

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:30:23 GMT

Finnish maker of ‘Clash of Clans’ takes controlling stake in ‘Rival Kingdoms’ group



Topps Tiles shares slide as sales contract

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT

Flooring retailer remains confident, raising dividend and eyeing acquisitions



Greencore shares surge as Peacock lifts sales

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:45:56 GMT

UK’s biggest sandwich maker rises 8% after sales jump on back of US acquisition



Danone continues Africa push with Ghana investment

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:17:55 GMT

French dairy group teams up with PE firm Abraaj to pump $25m into Fan Milk



Succession crisis stalks Japan’s family businesses

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:04 GMT

M&A offers a glimmer of hope but closures poised to swell as would-be heirs opt out



Boohoo business model pushes fast fashion to step up a gear

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:11 GMT

Key test will be to sustain the agility that has driven the online retailer’s success



Stan Kroenke rejects buyout for controlling stake in Arsenal

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:57:21 GMT

Uzbek-Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov had offered $1.3bn for the 67% stake






China slaps heavy penalties on sugar imports

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:50:01 GMT




James Quincey, Coca-Cola CEO, on why brands have to take a stand

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:58:27 GMT

The soft-drinks maker faces a range of challenges as it seeks to reinvent itself



Greggs on a roll as it moves to feed a nation on the go

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:00:31 GMT

British bakery chain bucks high street trend and rolls out more stores



Foot Locker feels the squeeze on slowing sales

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:40:39 GMT

S&P 500 and Dow rebound after rocky week for equities



Record $110.5m Basquiat sale caps fine art market rebound

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:57:24 GMT

Sotheby’s, Christie’s execs buoyed by big ticket purchases