Stock markets

Sainsbury’s bags Asda in £7.3bn deal

A merged Sainsbury's and Asda would pose a powerful joint challenge to Tesco. But the deal raises serious competition concerns. Alex Rankine reports.
4 May 2018
Stocks and shares

What the merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda means for you

Sainsbury’s and Asda have decided to merge. John Stepek looks what it means for the troubled UK supermarket sector and asks: is it a good deal?
30 Apr 2018
Personal finance

Save on your season ticket

Train fares are set to rise by an average 3.4% next month. But there are ways to spread the cost, says Ruth Jackson.
15 Dec 2017

A poor deal for deferred pension scheme members

Some five million deferred members of company pension schemes are missing out on valuable opportunities to make the most of their savings because of p…
8 Sep 2017
Stock markets

Britain’s convenience store battle

Sainsbury’s has bid £130m to buy Nisa, the mutually owned consortium of more than 1,300 independent retailers, which operates 3,000 small shops.
23 Jun 2017

Sainsbury's pre-emptive strike

Sainsbury's made an informal offer for Home Retail Group last November, it emerged this week, in “pre-emptive action” to fend off US online shopping g…
7 Jan 2016
Stock markets

The ten most-hated shares in the FTSE

These are London’s ten most-hated shares, judged by the percentage of stock being shorted.
4 Sep 2015
Stocks and shares

Not such a Merry Christmas for supermarkets

The festive period provided no let up for the beleaguered supermarket sector.
8 Jan 2015

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Stock markets

Controversy of the day: Will Sainsbury’s fall next in the Great Supermarket Wars?

Sainsbury's saw its first fall in Christmas sales for a decade. Is it about to suffer the same fate as Tesco?
7 Jan 2015
Stock markets

FTSE 100 ahead as eurozone succumbs to deflation

Falling prices in the eurozone have heaped yet more pressure on central bank boss Mario Draghi to turn on the money taps.
7 Jan 2015
Stock markets

FTSE 100 hurt by triple whammy of economic data

A flurry of economic data sees investors take a more cautious stance this morning.
8 Dec 2014
Stocks and shares

Sainsbury's warns of dividend cut

Sales and profits have fallen at the supermarket as middle-class shoppers head to Lidl and Aldi.
13 Nov 2014
Share tips

Company in the news: Sainsbury’s

Things are going from bad to worse in the supermarket sector. So, should you give Sainsbury's a wide berth? Phil Oakley reports.
10 Oct 2014
Share tips

Shares in focus: Can Sainsbury’s defy the doom-mongers?

Tesco has slashed its dividend – can Sainsbury's avoid having to do the same, and should you buy the shares? Phil Oakley investigates.
29 Aug 2014
Stock markets

It’s time for an orderly retreat in the supermarket wars

The big four supermarkets could spend billions taking on the discounters. But the City should not allow them to, says Matthew Lynn.
30 Jun 2014
Stock markets

Sainsbury’s is taking on discount supermarkets – should you buy in?

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Netto to try to beat the discount supermarkets at their own game. Ed Bowsher looks at what’s going on, and whether you …
23 Jun 2014
Share tips

Shares in focus: Who to back in the supermarket wars

Morrisons has declared a price war on its supermarket rivals. Will there be any winners, and who should you back? Phil Oakley investigates.
24 Mar 2014
Share tips

Is now a good time to pick up supermarket stocks on the cheap?

Shares in Britain’s supermarkets are tanking. Morrisons has issued a profit warning. Tesco and Sainsbury’s are in the mire too. Ed Bowsher asks if it'…
14 Mar 2014
Share tips

Sainsbury’s boss is getting out at the right time – so should you

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's faces a lot of problems. Indeed, the future looks grim for the sector as a whole. Ed Bowsher explains why, and where to …
30 Jan 2014
Share tips

Companies in the news: Sainsbury's and EasyJet

Sainsbury's and EasyJet recently reported some very encouraging figures. Phil Oakley looks in to whether you should buy, hold or sell.
22 Nov 2013