James Thompson is a business reporter at The Independent.
09 September 2013 02:41 AM
The noodle restaurant Wagamama is to open its 100th UK branch in London’s first designer outlet centre opposite Wembley Stadium next month, as its private-equity owner pushes ahead with expansion.
08 September 2013 12:00 AM
The chief executive of the Morrisons supermarket chain will have to defend another fall in profits this week, although he is expected to boast of a turnaround following its recent dire sales.
06 September 2013 12:00 AM
Japan's Suntory drinks group is set to buy the historic Lucozade and Ribena brands from GlaxoSmithKline for about £1.5bn.
03 September 2013 01:13 AM
The company behind the Bargain Booze chain has acquired Wine Rack, the string of London off-licences, at a knock-down price to boost its wine offer and presence in the South of England.
03 September 2013 12:54 AM
The tills of retailers continued to ring loudly last month, as they benefited from favourable weather and growing consumer confidence on the high street.
03 September 2013 12:53 AM
The veteran retailer Bill Grimsey has called on national retail and leisure chains to come to the rescue of ailing high streets by pumping £550m into a local economic development fund via a one-off levy in 2014.
02 September 2013 12:47 AM
Retail expert Mary Portas will mount a vigorous defence of her efforts to revitalise the high street in front of MPs today.
01 September 2013 12:00 AM
29 August 2013 12:00 AM
The discounters Aldi and Lidl have continued their astonishing sales growth over the summer months, while Sainsbury's was the only grocer among the big four supermarkets to grow its market share.
29 August 2013 12:00 AM
The discount retailer B&M Bargains has demonstrated why a US private equity giant bought it last year in a deal worth nearly £1bn, by posting a sharp jump in profits.
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