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Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:25:31 GMT

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AG Barr to cut jobs as sales dip

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:25:31 GMT

Soft drinks group hits out over ‘punitive’ sugar tax and calls for fair legislation

Walmart shops for stake in India’s Flipkart

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:11:54 GMT

World’s largest retailer looks for new route into market it has struggled to break into

AG Barr: sweet and sour

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:44:40 GMT

Maker of Irn-Bru navigates the shift away from high sugar

Merlin fined £5m for Alton Towers crash

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:22:08 GMT

‘Catastrophic failure’ by company led to 2 women needing leg amputations

Boohoo profit surges 130% as sales jump

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:55:40 GMT

Online retailer lifts guidance again as new ranges drive revenues

Wolseley to cut 800 jobs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:50:15 GMT

Builders’ merchant hit by competition and tepid demand in UK market

Auction houses lose watch department heads as sales collapse

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:06:14 GMT

Retail oversupply and a new love of vintage watches are to blame

Caesars owners play Texas fold ‘em

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:22:20 GMT

Apollo and TPG cave in to creditors and surrender 60% stake in casino group

Aldi UK sales hit record but profits dip

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:35:38 GMT

Price war hits margins but German discounter pledges customers ‘will always pay lowest price’

‘Fiddly’ pay apps leave consumers cold

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:46:26 GMT

From suits to wristbands you can pay with, shoppers will pick winners and losers

Ankara faces delicate dance with shoppers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:09:58 GMT

The government is keen to keep people spending

Mexicans are gloomy but still spending heavily

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:09:00 GMT

Easy credit and low inflation lead the way to double-digit sales

Japan Coca-Cola talks reach critical phase

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:31:27 GMT

Two beverage groups with combined sales of $10bn look to strike deal by year-end

Supermarkets seek more from ‘big boxes’

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:41:54 GMT

After a store-building land grab, chains need to squeeze more revenue from huge outlets

New BHS brand owners in online push

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:29:56 GMT

Retailer to be revived online in attempt to succeed where others have failed

Clothes buying goes out of fashion in UK

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:14:05 GMT

Profits tumble on the high street as highly unusual trend emerges

Ashley takes over as Sports Direct chief

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:18:51 GMT

Founder of retail chain says he has lost ‘right arm’ after Dave Forsey quits

Cold war looms over use of Iceland name

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:14:27 GMT

Icelandic government says UK supermarket group’s trademark is hurting domestic businesses

Sports Direct: finding their voice

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:24:50 GMT

Squawk or walk?

Amazon fined £65,000 for air safety breaches

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:07:38 GMT

UK subsidiary found guilty of breaking rules on the shipment of flammable goods

Ashley’s new role exposes wider problems

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:58:38 GMT

The billionaire retailer is not a natural public company chief executive, writes Andrew Hill

Profits halved at the Co-op

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:18:55 GMT

Restructuring costs, investment, pay increases and price cuts in its food business blamed

Marriott chief warns on rise of nationalism

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:31:07 GMT

‘Parochial’ policies are a bigger economic threat than terrorism

Big UK food producers suffer sales fall

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:34 GMT

First decline in 15 years as revenues hit by supermarket price war

UK banks urged to do more on scam transfers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:01:52 GMT

Consumer group Which? calls for greater safeguards in super-complaint to regulator