Next’s results stand out against a tough retail backdrop
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Next’s results stand out against a tough retail backdrop

FTSE 100 retailer Next is dealing well with the tough conditions on the high street, with rising profits and a plan that's working. Rupert Hargreaves …
5 May 2022
Don’t touch Boohoo with a bargepole – here’s what I’d buy instead
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Don’t touch Boohoo with a bargepole – here’s what I’d buy instead

Investors in online retailer Boohoo are jumping ship. That's a sensible move, says Rupert Hargreaves. If you're looking for a retail stock, here's wh…
4 May 2022
Can Naked Wines prove there’s life beyond the pandemic for its business?
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Can Naked Wines prove there’s life beyond the pandemic for its business?

Online wine retailer Naked Wines had a good pandemic, but it's now one of the UK market's most shorted stocks. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the busines…
20 Apr 2022
Tesco looks well-placed to ride out the cost of living crisis – investors take note
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Tesco looks well-placed to ride out the cost of living crisis – investors take note

Surging inflation is bad news for retailers. But supermarket giant Tesco looks better placed to cope than most, says Rupert Hargreaves.
13 Apr 2022
Why Next is the only retailer I’d want to own in my portfolio
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Why Next is the only retailer I’d want to own in my portfolio

The retail sector is brutally competitive. But high street stalwart Next is exploiting and building on its significant competitive advantages, says Ru…
12 Apr 2022
Lidl’s secret sauce – why you should buy bottom feeders
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Lidl’s secret sauce – why you should buy bottom feeders

Piling it high and selling it cheap is not the easy money-making strategy it might seem. Buy up those who can do it well, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Feb 2022
Britain's high street comes back from the dead
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Britain's high street comes back from the dead

Creative destruction has wrought its magic on the high street and there are new signs of life in retail, says Matthew Lynn
16 Jan 2022
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A survival strategy for British retailers
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A survival strategy for British retailers

American shops are splitting off their web divisions – that could release value for British retailers too, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Dec 2021
Why Britain’s supermarket chains should take over Europe
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Why Britain’s supermarket chains should take over Europe

Britain’s supermarkets should not sit back and wait for a takeover bid, says Matthew Lynn. They should launch their own for the continent’s chains.
28 Nov 2021
Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too
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Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too

Amazon’s ban on UK Visa credit cards is more than just a local post-Brexit spat, says John Stepek. It could be part of a wider plan to disrupt the who…
19 Nov 2021
Why have Asos shares tumbled today?
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Why have Asos shares tumbled today?

UK retailer Asos issued a profit warning on Monday. Saloni Sardana breaks down what may be behind the move.
11 Oct 2021
Next shares soar as sales smash expectations – is the stock a buy?
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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
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Unsportsmanlike conduct at JD Group

JD Group shareholders have staged a revolt over executive pay.
9 Jul 2021
Private equity's supermarket sweep
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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
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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
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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
Morrisons is just the start – get ready for a private equity feeding frenzy
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Morrisons is just the start – get ready for a private equity feeding frenzy

The bid to buy the Morrisons supermarket chain is the latest example of UK listed companies being snapped up by private equity groups. It won’t be the…
21 Jun 2021
Is Marks & Spencer finally starting to turn around?
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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
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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
What’s in store for Amazon after Jeff Bezos bows out?
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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
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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
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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