James Thompson

James Thompson is a business reporter at The Independent.

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Rivals trail behind fast-growing Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's will cement its position as the fastest-growing of the listed supermarkets this week by posting another rise in revenue.

Fuller’s buys cider maker for £3.8m

Fuller, Smith & Turner is looking to expand cider maker Cornish Orchards after buying the business for £3.8m.

Marks & Spencer's Bolland rakes in bonus rise despite a slide

Marc Bolland, the chief executive of Marks & Spencer, saw his bonus rise by a quarter last year, despite the company's profits tumbling for a second consecutive year.

Sir Philip Green the owner of Topshop and Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun Mei cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the new Topshop store (Getty Images)

Road to Hong Kong: Topshop expands in the East

Sir Philip Green’s Topshop today took a major step on its journey to become a truly global brand by opening its first store in China.

Sainsbury chief's pay jumps after profits rise

Sainsbury's chief executive, Justin King, pocketed more than £4m last year after the grocer increased its profit for the eighth consecutive year.

Dreams over for chief executive Nick Worthington in wake of bed retailer buyout

The Dreams chief executive Nick Worthington is set to leave the UK's biggest bed retailer three months after it was acquired by a private-equity firm.

Tesco revealed falling UK sales

Tesco blames horsemeat scandal and fall in big-ticket electrical sales after UK sales slump

Tesco says the horsemeat scandal and dire trading on big-ticket electricals is responsible for a decline in its UK sales.

95 per cent 'yes' for Royal's Co-op takeover

Members of the insurance group Royal London have backed its £219m takeover of the Co-operative's life insurance and asset management unit.

Home Retail boss Terry Duddy pockets £1.56m despite profits slide

The chief executive of Home Retail enjoyed a sharp rise in his total pay last year, despite the company behind the Argos and Homebase chains suffering a fall in profits.

New Look bounces back into profit

Fashion retailer New Look has bounced back into profit after a turbulent year and unveiled plans for a rapid opening programme in China.

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