Pile 'em high, sell 'em low: the chain's winning formula stems from knowing exactly what we need. Photo: Amit Lennon
Quids in: how Poundland conquered the British high street
By Sophie McBain - 29 May 10:00

In 1990 it launched as a single shop; this year it posted sales of almost a billion pounds. How did a budget store flogging cheap tat grow so huge?

Do women really need extra help managing their money?
By Sophie McBain - 25 April 12:01

A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.

How can businesses guard against the floods?
By Keith Tilley - 14 February 11:03

The weather has always been a topic of concern for us Brits, yet we seem powerless when it comes to preparing for it.

Consumers have accepted advertising online, but targeted mobile ads? Not so much
By Rupert Staines - 04 February 15:28

Mobile advertising has up to now relied upon massive campaigns with poor results. There is a belief you cannot intelligently advertise on mobile, but now more than ever, this is simply untrue.

Five questions answered on Lloyds’ announcement on increasing PPI provisions
By Heidi Vella - 04 February 13:01

Will it affect the groups’ profits?

Five questions answered on David Cameron’s pledge to reduce red tape for small businesses
By Heidi Vella - 27 January 13:24

Which rules and regulations does Cameron intend to amend or scrap?

Winners and losers: who took a step towards a sustainable future at Davos?
By Sally Uren - 27 January 13:10

One reason why Davos won’t deliver all our dreams is that there isn’t an honest enough conversation about winners and losers. Here are three of the best, and three of the worst types of people at the World Economic Forum.

Amazon.
Five questions answered on December’s record online shopping figures
By Heidi Vella - 10 January 10:51

What caused the boom in online sales?

Tesco.
Five questions answered on Tesco’s and Morrisons’ Christmas sales slide
By Heidi Vella - 09 January 15:01

Why did supermarket sales take a hit?

Smartphones.
Welcome to the programmatic revolution
By Rupert Staines - 02 January 11:30

Up to now brands have faced great difficulty in reaching customers across devices and mediums - but with the new range of data available, real-time bidding and a programmatic approach, 2014 might be advertising's "big bang" year.

Dick Costolo.
The online advertising sector has proved resilient - and it’s only going to get stronger
By Rupert Staines - 26 November 15:37

Facebook has used advertising to turn its fortunes around - the question, now, is how the industry can keep pace and keep growing.

Glasgow Airport.
We've been ignoring the power of sound for far too long
By Graeme Harrison - 21 November 13:12

Graeme Harrison, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Biamp Systems, reports on the influence soundscapes can have on the health of individuals and the economy.

Flybe.
Five questions answered on airline Flybe’s plan to slash 500 jobs
By Heidi Vella - 11 November 10:50

What has been the reaction to the job losses?

 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
Gravity and Captain Phillips top the US box office
By Andrew Amoils - 07 November 17:58

While The Fifth Estate performs worse than hoped.

Co-op Bank.
Five questions answered on the Co-op Bank’s plans to cut branches
By Heidi Vella - 04 November 13:18

How many stores is the Co-op Bank planning on closing?

Sony.
Five questions answered on Sony’s slashing of its full-year profit projections
By Heidi Vella - 31 October 15:52

What has Sony said about its revised forecasts?

Which films make the most money?
By Andrew Amoils - 09 October 10:09

September's figures are out.

The problem with touts: how ticket resellers got a foothold in football
By Martin Cloake - 03 October 15:30

Football clubs such as Spurs are replacing their ticket exchange schemes with commercial resellers. Are their fans getting a good deal?

New Statesman
Royal Mail sell-off: Thatcherism lives on
By Billy Bambrough - 27 September 13:30

Before postal workers even have a chance to strike over the plan.

New Statesman
The gold rush for commodities isn't over yet
By Spears magazine - 25 September 11:24

...despite claims the super-cycle is dead.

New Statesman
Robust sales for Waitrose and John Lewis
By Neil Saunders - 12 September 14:15

In the half year, Waitrose saw sales rise by 7.8 per cent while John Lewis sales rose by 6.6 per cent.

Did we all go out of our minds on transfer deadline day?
By Martin Cloake - 04 September 10:27

It is obscene and absurd — but Martin Cloake can't stop watching.

Tesco.
Five questions answered on Tesco’s talks with China Resources
By Heidi Vella - 09 August 12:27

A win-win move, or do Tesco still just not understand China?

Has Amazon decided it's time to start making a profit?
By Alex Hern - 24 July 10:40

The company has raised prices for small-press books and introduced delivery fees.

New Statesman
Kingfisher's results are looking sunnier
By Neil Saunders - 24 July 9:13

But they need to tackle their weakness: DIY.

Ten years on, Gilligan blames the government for Kelly's death
By Dominic Ponsford - 23 July 16:04

"Failed catastrophically in their duty".

An insight into the weaponised behavioural economics of free-to-play games
By Alex Hern - 22 July 17:47

"Coercive monetisation". Now there's a sinister phrase.

Women offered as perks in a job ad
By Alex Hern - 16 July 11:39

Geek misogyny, take a bow. Then leave.

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