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Whitbread today cranked up expansion plans for its budget hotel chain Premier Inn in the UK and Costa Coffee globally, as the leisure group delivered annual profits ahead of City expectations.
Filofax, the maker of the leather personal organisers associated with Yuppies in the 1980s, is close to being sold to an unnamed party.
The supermarket chain's relentless hunger for giant new stores is over, it has signalled. So what's the strategy?
Tesco today called time on its disastrous venture in the US as it reported a 50 per cent slump in annual profits, its first decline in nearly two decades.
It may have been cold outside recently, but inside Britain’s homes punters have been devouring Domino’s hot dog stuffed-crust pizza in huge numbers.
Sainsbury’s boss Justin King has urged the Government to provide tax relief in tomorrow’s Budget to help businesses create new jobs, after it posted market-busting sales in its fourth-quarter.
The head of Morrisons must explain its falling sales and profits to the City next week. James Thompson pinpoints the problems at the supermarket chain
Nearly 85,000 staff at the group behind the John Lewis and Waitrose chains celebrated a bumper bonus of 17 per cent today after barnstorming Christmas trading delivered record profits.
They were the 12 towns that the Government boasted would be in the "the vanguard of a revolution" to revive the UK's battered high streets, with Mary Portas, the retail expert and TV personality, parachuted in to lead the initiative.
The fashion chain Republic collapsed into administration today to put 2500 jobs at risk and a mark a major failure for a US private equity giant.
When Lion Capital recently galloped into advanced discussions about buying the British hair-straightening brand represented by the pop star Katy Perry, the UK private equity firm had expected to be in the winners' enclosure eulogising about its latest deal.
Entrepreneur has not bought any of the chain's physical stores
Get online, don't discount fiercely – and recruit a snowman for your advertising campaign. James Thompson reveals what we have learnt about how retailers can prosper in the festive season
Marks & Spencer last night delivered worse than expected clothing sales over the crucial festive period to confirm its status as one of the high street's weakest performers over Christmas.
Debenhams has become the latest of the big department store chains to post record Christmas sales, boosted by a surge in online revenues.
The picture looks even bleaker than expected at the long-suffering entertainment chain, with directors admitting there is doubt over its future