Chief executive credited with restoring the supermarket’s fortunes waives £1.7m pay-off
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Sunday 25 March 2012
The ex-mining town of Glyncoch, South Wales, is the unlikely benefactor of a "crowd-funding" movement that harnesses private funding for community building projects. After spending seven years chasing state cash for a £792,000 community centre, residents used a new crowd-funding website to raise the money.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Staff at supermarket giant Asda have saved more than half a billion pounds since a share ownership programme was launched 30 years ago.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
The days of sitting around the record player have fallen further into history, alongside fireside story-telling, as more music listeners seek solo aural satisfaction. Sales of headphones now outstrip those of speakers by almost two to one, according to the analysts, GfK, and Asda.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Maplin Electronics, the private equity-owned retailer, has hired John Cleland as its new chief executive from next month.
Friday 24 February 2012
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Andy Clarke, the chief executive of Asda, has become the latest grocery boss to signal the days of building huge out-of-town hypermarkets packed with non-food could be drawing to a close.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
The boss of Asda, the UK's second biggest supermarket chain, turned up the heat on major rival Tesco today as he pledged to step up its price guarantee scheme.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Saturday 14 January 2012
US Outlook: Target must be hoping for Beijing-style mob scenes when it opensmini-Apple stores inside its superstores soon, though maybe not quite the brawls and egg-throwing that marred the iPhone 4S launch in China yesterday.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Out of America: Founded before the Declaration of Independence, it's facing an uncertain future thanks to the recession and the rise of the internet
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The Office of Fair Trading suffered a setback yesterday after a consortium of leading tobacco and retail groups overturned a previous ruling of unlawful pricing.
Friday 09 December 2011
On his bike, we hear?
Tuesday 06 December 2011
A fierce price war raging among the major supermarkets has eroded the dominance of market leader Tesco, industry figures showed today.
Friday 02 December 2011
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
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