James Thompson is a business reporter at The Independent.
19 August 2013 12:00 AM
The retail sector enjoyed a mini-recovery on Britain's high streets last month, with customer numbers up and shop vacancy rates falling.
16 August 2013 12:51 PM
A chain of electrical stores under the Comet name is to be launched in a bid to fill the gap in the market left by the now-defunct retailer.
15 August 2013 11:51 PM
The chief executive of Asda has mounted a vigorous defence of its performance and strategy after the supermarket chain revealed that sales growth had slowed in the second quarter.
15 August 2013 12:00 AM
Sir Mervyn King received a £10,000 portrait of himself and other retirement presents worth £3,000 from the Bank of England last month, it emerged yesterday.
13 August 2013 01:13 AM
The former chief executive of Diageo had amassed a shares and pension retirement fund of more than £46m when he stepped down this summer.
12 August 2013 12:00 AM
Retailers have enjoyed booming online revenue over the last five years, which has piled the pressure on struggling high street chains.
06 August 2013 01:12 AM
A Tesco director who controversially sold shares before its profit warning last year has stepped down after nearly 40 years at the grocery giant.
06 August 2013 01:11 AM
Supermarket chain meets the online shopping challenge as it unveils its 21st century blueprint for future stores - and James Thompson reports on the new space race
06 August 2013 01:10 AM
Retailers enjoyed their best July for seven years after the heatwave drove scorching sales of barbecue food, summer clothing and outdoor furniture in a “golden month”.
05 August 2013 01:01 AM
The finance director of Hobbs is leaving the fashion retailer, dampening speculation that the private-equity-backed chain will be put up for sale in the near future.
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