Chief executive credited with restoring the supermarket’s fortunes waives £1.7m pay-off
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Tuesday 04 December 2012
Nikhil Kumar assesses where the pain will be felt if US economic woes trigger automatic tax hikes totalling £274bn
Monday 03 December 2012
...as final three contenders James Arthur, Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas
Monday 26 November 2012
More people hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend than did last year, as big-box retailers opened their doors earlier than ever on Thursday.
Sunday 25 November 2012
At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The retail giant Wal-Mart is facing the threat of strikes at its discount stores this week, with workers seeking better wages and benefits planning to protest on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
Every little goes a long way… Tesco Magazine overtakes The Sun to become Britain’s most-read print publication
Tuesday 20 November 2012
As it awaits censure from the Leveson inquiry, the tabloid press suffered a new ignominy as the coveted title of Britain’s most-read print product was claimed by the supermarket brand with the catchphrase: “Every little helps”.
Monday 19 November 2012
This Friday is Black Friday in the States, the day after Thanksgiving, which marks the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season with massive discounts to lure shoppers. Most years it turns nasty, though. In 2011 it was marred by shootings and pepper-sprayings (one started over a tussle for a waffle iron) as bargain-hunters stampeded into stores across America.
Saturday 17 November 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has operated on a modest budget in relative obscurity for nearly three decades. Then it won the lottery.
Friday 16 November 2012
They've been accused of sexism. But it's not just the mums who suffer
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Hundreds of supermarket filling stations will be offering cheaper fuel from tomorrow.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
We may not get to vote, but Brits can still enjoy the show, argues Will Dean
Monday 05 November 2012
If nothing else the questioning of the country’s top taxperson was a study in exasperation today. Understandably, the Commons Public Accounts Committee was eager, desperate even, to find out from Lin Homer, HMRC’s chief executive, how it was that Starbucks managed to pay a trifling £8.6million in corporation tax on UK sales of - wait for it - £398million.
Thursday 25 October 2012
In the same way that the only honest weight-loss advice should be eat less, move more, the only honest way to label food would be good for you, OK and bad for you. Instead, as we know from yesterday's announcement of a voluntary labelling system to be introduced into supermarkets next year, we will have high, medium and low. This replaces the nebulous "traffic lights" of red, amber and green that many retailers have been using.
Asda PR slips up on live radio revealing two-thirds of checkouts are 'guilty' (surrounded by sweets and chocolate)
Thursday 25 October 2012
It was supposed to be a day for supermarkets to trumpet the easy way to ensure healthy eating through the near-universal adoption of a new food labelling system. Unfortunately for Asda, its communications chief didn't manage to keep to the script.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Supermarket Asda is cutting up to 2p a litre off the price of its petrol.
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
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Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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