Sainsbury's toughs out Christmas sales scrap

Sainsbury's has posted its weakest sales growth for seven years to all but confirm that Christmas 2012 was one of the most challenging for the UK's big supermarkets in the last decade.

Sainsbury's growth falters despite record festive sales

Sainsbury's has posted its weakest sales growth for seven years to all but confirm that Christmas 2012 was one of the most challenging for the UK's big supermarkets in the last decade.

Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's rings up record sales

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's says it rang up more than £100 million in sales on Christmas Eve in a record-breaking festive trading week.

Tesco sees turnaround in its UK business

Tesco grew its core grocery sales significantly ahead of Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons in the run-up to Christmas, in the latest sign of a turnaround in its UK business.

Morrisons' Christmas sales disappoint

Supermarket chain Morrisons admitted today that its Christmas sales were below par after feeling the heat from rivals in a “highly promotional” market.

Market Report: Supermarkets not invited to the party

As stock markets flew up today there were two notable stragglers on the benchmark index: the supermarkets Sainsbury's and Morrisons. Across the sea of blue on traders' screens there were only three fallers on the blue-chip index as the markets rallied on news that the US has finally come to some agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff. So if everything was up, what's the problem at Sainsbury's and Morrisons?

Shoppers enjoyed the post-Christmas sales, but this won’t last

Retailers face 2013 gloom as Britons prepare to save

Pressures set to grow and drive high-street stores to close their doors for the last time

Christmas sales: It's the embattled sales assistants that I feel sorry for

Tis the season to spend time with the family - and fight others for that half price scarf in Next

Shops hail last-minute Christmas shopping 'spree'

People buying food and last-minute presents face a race against time today as shops have been restricted to only six hours of opening.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 18 December 2012

H&M sales 'not as bad as feared'

Spotlight on: Jean Tomlin, Non-executive director, Sainsbury's

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Supermarket eyes Gok push online

Pasty's VAT saviour leaves Greggs for Brakes

The man who saved the British pasty and sausage roll from the Chancellor of the Exchequer's attempt to slap VAT on hot snacks is quitting Greggs the bakers to join catering supply giant Brakes.

Spotlight on: Ken McMeikan, Chief executive, Greggs

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