Former Tesco boss Terry Leahy has urged the British people to vote to stay in the European Union, reiterating his warning that food prices will rise as a result of Brexit.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
The parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday have welcomed a review criticising Thomas Cook’s treatment of the family following the deaths.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2015
Marussia’s hopes of competing in Formula One this season appear to have been dashed after Bernie Ecclestone revealed their request to race with last year’s car had been voted down.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
Lewis Hamilton hailed Mercedes’ first pre-season test ahead of the new Formula One season as "pretty special" after the team sent the lap counter into a frenzy in Jerez this week.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
Supermarket Sainsbury’s warned that the market is growing at its slowest pace for nearly a decade as it broke a nine-year run of underlying sales growth.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
Yes, we know it sucks being back at work after a long weekend. This will help.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2013
British supermarket giant Sainsbury’s posted better-than-expected sales figures today after a quarter in which no horsemeat was found in any of its products.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2013
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s says it rang up more than £100m (€122.7m) in sales on Christmas Eve in a record-breaking festive trading week.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
Sainsbury’s continued to show its rivals a clean pair of heels today after it reported a 5% rise in half-year profits to £373 million (€466m).
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
Tesco was facing fresh scrutiny today after a leading shareholder said quitting America would help it get its UK operation back on track.
Sun, 08 Apr, 2012
Sainsbury’s topped London’s leading shares index after revealing better-than-expected sales on an otherwise lacklustre day for the market.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
TV chef Jamie Oliver is ending his association with supermarket giant Sainsbury's after 11 years.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2011
British supermarket giant Sainsbury’s revealed a bigger-than-expected slowdown in sales growth today as it highlighted the squeeze on consumer spending.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
Sainsbury’s today posted an 8% rise in half-year profits to £332m (€384m) after the UK’s third biggest supermarket chain boasted record customer numbers.
Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
Marks & Spencer was today braced for a fresh clash with investors over boardroom pay as a succession of blue-chip firms prepare for stormy annual meetings on the issue.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s today posted a better than expected 17% hike in annual profits as 127,000 staff shared a record bonus pot of more than £80m (€94m).
Thu, 13 May, 2010
UK supermarket Sainsbury's today reported a 1.7% rise in fourth quarter sales as growth continued to slow, but said the result capped a "strong year" for the retailer.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s posted an 18.5% rise in profits today as its efforts to hike sales and cut costs paid off.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2009
A busy week for UK blue-chip results sees figures from Vodafone, BT and Sainsbury’s, while the Bank of England’s latest economic forecasts are likely to make grim reading.
Sun, 09 Nov, 2008
Sainsbury’s saw its shares tumble today after analysts worried that strong trading figures from the supermarket chain will be as “good as it gets”.
Wed, 08 Oct, 2008
A new supermarket labelling scheme being piloted in the North and Scotland in a bid to curb binge drinking was welcomed tonight.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2008
British supermarket Sainsbury’s revealed a slowdown in sales growth today despite efforts to tempt cost-conscious shoppers into its stores with cut-price promotions and a bigger value range.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2008
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's reported underlying pre-tax profits of £488m (€613m) for the year to March 22, up 28.4% on the year before.
Wed, 14 May, 2008
Sainsbury’s announced plans today to halve the number of disposable plastic bags used by customers in the UK over the next year.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2008
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s rounded off a three-year improvement plan today by announcing sales figures at the top end of expectations.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2008
Marks & Spencer added to the retail blues in the UK this week after its Christmas sales disappointment, but it was not all doom and gloom in a mixed week for the sector.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2008
Supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury’s were today fined over their roles in a dairy price-fixing scandal thought to have cost consumers around £270m (€374m).
Fri, 07 Dec, 2007
The two takeover attempts for Sainsbury’s this year have overshadowed a healthy trading performance from the group in a more challenging retail environment.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2007
The second attempt to buy British supermarket giant Sainsbury's in six months collapsed today.
The UK’s third biggest supermarket Sainsbury’s is today reported to be seeking a “put up or shut up” order if it does not receive a firm offer from its Qatari-backed suitors this week.
Sun, 09 Sep, 2007
British retailer Sainsbury's revealed lower-than-expected sales growth today as the supermarket chain joined Tesco in warning of a "competitive" trading environment.
Wed, 20 Jun, 2007
Takeover target Sainsbury’s posted higher than expected sales figures today as the supermarket chain reaped the benefits of increased revenues from Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2007
Supermarket giant Sainsbury is today said to be just days away from receiving an £11bn (€16.4bn) takeover offer from a private equity consortium.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2007
Shares in Sainsbury’s staged a fresh surge today amid ongoing speculation about takeover interest in the supermarket chain.
Mon, 19 Feb, 2007
AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Mary Coughlan will address the Oxford Farming Conference in January.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2006
British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s extended its recent recovery today by revealing it grew sales 6.6% in the second quarter of its financial year.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2006
Resurgent British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s posted its sixth successive quarter of sales growth today, as its recovery plan remained on track.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2006
Shares in London took a hammering today with the biggest percentage fall since March 2003.
Wed, 17 May, 2006
Following a positive start to trading the London market was back in the red today as profit taking at a number of blue chips and the threat of higher interest rates offset a recovery in the mining sector.
British supermarket giant Sainsbury’s said its recovery was on track today as it posted pre-tax profits of £267m (€392m) – up 12% from last year.
The recovery of supermarket chain Sainsbury’s exceeded expectations today after the group posted its fifth quarter of sales growth in a row.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2006
Supermarket group Sainsbury’s today confirmed its interest in adding GP surgeries to branches across the country.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2006
Retailers in the UK ran for cover today after a gloomy Christmas update from Waterstone’s owner HMV cast a shadow over a clutch of mid-cap firms.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2006
A clearer picture of the winners and losers on the high street emerged today after a busy session for corporate news.
Resurgent supermarket chain Sainsbury’s stretched its record of sales growth today after shoppers took up Jamie Oliver’s advice to “try something new”.
The recovery of supermarket group Sainsbury’s looked on track today after it reported a third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2005
British supermarket group Sainsbury’s kept up its recent recovery today after posting its second consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2005
British supermarket group Sainsbury’s today lifted uncertainty over its management team by appointing a new finance director from retail chain Carpetright.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2005
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s drew encouragement from its Christmas trading performance today – despite posting another fall in sales.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2005
Britain’s third- largest supermarket chain, J Sainsbury Plc, reported the first-ever loss in its 135-year history as sales dropped 10% and Chief Executive Officer Justin King cut jobs and closed stores.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2004
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