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Flybe boss Jim French, credited with turning the regional carrier into a major player in the European aviation market, is stepping down as chairman after more than 20 years with the company.

The company said it will open 25 new stores in 2012, creating jobs including butchery, bakery and fishmongery posts

Morrisons reports sales decline

Supermarket group Morrisons posted its first decline in sales in nearly a decade today after it refused to square up to rivals with promotions "at any cost".

Genius Foods set to market its range in US

Genius Foods, a gluten-free bread and cakes company set up in Edinburgh in 2009 by Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, a food writer and chef, is to go stateside.

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Derek Pain: Out with the old and in with the new ahead of year of opportunity

Iintend to make some significant changes to the no pain, no gain portfolio. The new year provides an ideal opportunity for such an exercise which will, I hope, allow my little collection of shares to face the vicissitudes that probably lie ahead.

Morrisons sales show modest rise

Supermarket group Morrisons said it had delivered another solid performance after a 1.3% rise in like-for-like sales in its most recent quarter.

Sir Ken is blunt about former Morrisons boss

Morrisons veteran Sir Ken Morrison has delivered a typically blunt verdict on the former boss credited with reviving the UK's fourth biggest grocer.

M&B backs two of four Piedmont nominees

The pub group Mitchells & Butlers has recommended that shareholders vote against the election of two of the four board directors put forward by Piedmont, the investment vehicle of its largest shareholder Joe Lewis, after intensive negotiations over the past month. M&B urged shareholders to vote against the appointment of Michael Balfour and Jeremy Blood, on the grounds that a single shareholder, with a 23 per cent stake, should not be in a position to decide the majority of the board.

Morrisons reveals Christmas sales jump

The supermarket chain Morrisons continued to outperform its rivals today after it revealed like-for-like sales jumped 8.2 per cent over Christmas.

Football from top to bottom

How much do you know about the clubs that play English league football week in, week out? A new book gives you all the facts on every club. To give you a flavour, here is an essential guide to the clubs at the top and bottom of the four divisions...

Bargain-hunters boost Morrisons as grocers stand firm

Morrisons emerged as one of the clear winners of the credit crunch yesterday as it reported a rise in profits of almost 19 per cent during the first six months of the year.

Morrisons beats the gloom

Supermarket chain Morrisons today said its value ranges had helped it bring in half a million more customers every week as hard-pressed shoppers looked to cut food bills.

Watchdog pays £100,000 damages to supermarket chain

The Office of Fair Trading today apologised to Morrisons and agreed £100,000 damages after the retailer was wrongly identified in a price-fixing probe.

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