Next shares soar as sales smash expectations – is the stock a buy?
Next shop in Oxford Street
Retail stocks

Next shares soar as sales smash expectations – is the stock a buy?

High street and online retailer Next has reported a big rise in sales and profits. John Stepek looks at its performance and asks if it's worth buying …
21 Jul 2021
Unsportsmanlike conduct at JD Group
JD Sports shop
Retail stocks

Unsportsmanlike conduct at JD Group

JD Group shareholders have staged a revolt over executive pay.
9 Jul 2021
Private equity's supermarket sweep
Morrisons' workers
Retail stocks

Private equity's supermarket sweep

The private-equity battle for Wm Morrison is intensifying now that it has accepted a bid from Fortress Investment. Matthew Partridge reports
9 Jul 2021
The UK stockmarket is bargain central for private-equity funds
Terry Leahy
UK stockmarkets

The UK stockmarket is bargain central for private-equity funds

Private-equity giants are snapping up British companies. We should welcome them, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jun 2021
Morrisons takeover bid: supermarket is an attractive target for private-equity buyers
Morrisons shop staff
Retail stocks

Morrisons takeover bid: supermarket is an attractive target for private-equity buyers

A private-equity group has made an offer for Morrisons, Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket. Other bids are likely to emerge. Matthew Partridge repor…
25 Jun 2021
Is Marks & Spencer finally starting to turn around?
Retail stocks

Is Marks & Spencer finally starting to turn around?

Marks & Spencer shares jumped 10% on Wednesday despite the company reporting a £201.2m loss. Saloni Sardana explores whether the company is worth inve…
26 May 2021
Tom Morris: the rise of Home Bargains and the lure of the treasure hunt
People

Tom Morris: the rise of Home Bargains and the lure of the treasure hunt

Despite the digital revolution, piling it high and selling it cheap on the high street remains a profitable strategy. Ask Tom Morris and family, now w…
7 Mar 2021
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What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?
Tech stocks

What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 27 years in charge. What will change at the e-commerce behemoth? Matthew Partridge report…
12 Feb 2021
How ASOS became the new king of the high street
Retail stocks

How ASOS became the new king of the high street

Online clothing retailer ASOS has snapped up a swathe of brands from the administrators of Philip Green’s insolvent Arcadia group.
4 Feb 2021
Debenhams sale heralds a revolution in retail
Retail stocks

Debenhams sale heralds a revolution in retail

Boohoo and ASOS, hitherto considered online upstarts, are now hoovering up ailing high-street brands. Matthew Partridge reports.
28 Jan 2021
Peter Cowgill: the force behind a fashion phenomenon
People

Peter Cowgill: the force behind a fashion phenomenon

Peter Cowgill became the accountant for a small sports shop in the Pennines in the early 1980s. Now, JD Sports is one of the most formidable forces on…
23 Jan 2021
Volatile Christmas trading leaves more of a mess at retailer M&S
UK stockmarkets

Volatile Christmas trading leaves more of a mess at retailer M&S

Last year was grim for retailers, while M&S, the clothing sector’s chronic underperformer, struggled at Christmas too. Matthew Partridge reports.
15 Jan 2021
The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash
UK stockmarkets

The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash

Supermarkets and other stores that had come under fire for accepting a business-rates holiday have given the money back. Matthew Partridge reports
10 Dec 2020
The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers
UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers

Retailers are falling out of Britain’s index of leading shares – the latest FTSE 100 reshuffle left just four. But that may be no bad thing, says Matt…
15 Mar 2020
Why retailing is not dead yet
UK Economy

Why retailing is not dead yet

Some shop owners have stopped complaining and started innovating. That may yet save our high street.
8 Mar 2020
Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever
Stockmarkets

Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever

Last year was the worst on record for the sector, and Christmas trading brought little cheer. Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Jan 2020
The high-street brands that are defying the online onslaught
Stockmarkets

The high-street brands that are defying the online onslaught

Times are tough for traditional retailers now internet shopping has taken off. But some big names are successfully adapting to the new environment. Wh…
17 Jan 2019