James Thompson is a business reporter at The Independent.
05 August 2013 12:51 AM
The former boss of the DIY retailer Wickes has stepped up his criticism of the retail expert Mary Portas, stating that one of her key recommendations on business rates would have saved firms just 50p a week last year.
05 August 2013 12:50 AM
The founder of Dwell has attacked the failed furniture retailer’s previous management for leaving customers in a “terrible situation”.
27 July 2013 12:00 AM
Rolls-Royce enjoyed a day of flying high on Thursday after the aircraft engine maker reported first-half results ahead of expectations. But the shares went into a nosedive yesterday, following a downgrade from Deutsche Bank.
21 July 2013 12:00 AM
19 July 2013 02:26 PM
Waitrose today toasted booming sales, as shoppers took advantage of the heatwave and stocked up on champagne, sausages and charcoal for alfresco dining.
19 July 2013 01:29 AM
The insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery, who has spent billions consolidating the UK life insurance industry, has embarked on a mission to do the same in the US with a $600m (£395m) acquisition there.
18 July 2013 01:24 PM
The chief executive of Mothercare has played down the boost the imminent arrival of a royal baby will have on its UK business, despite its plans to launch a range of clothing to mark the occasion.
18 July 2013 10:55 AM
Employees will each get £75,000 in shares but founder’s ‘super bonus’ has been scrapped
16 July 2013 02:08 PM
She has dressed a generation of British women at Marks & Spencer, Next and Asda’s George brand.
01 July 2013 12:52 AM
Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire is to massively step up its international expansion, stretching as far afield as Azerbaijan and Chile.
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