Five questions answered on the rise in high street sales
By Heidi Vella - 04 March 12:15

Boost for the high street.

Credit cards are obsolete. Is consumer debt heading the same way?
By Alex Hern - 22 February 11:02

The technological history of credit.

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Nestlé removes two pasta products from shelves
By New Statesman - 19 February 9:10

Traces of horse DNA detected.

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Monsoon Accessorize appoints new CEO
By New Statesman - 15 February 7:10

John Browett returns to the UK retail market.

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Maker’s Mark to dilute due to shortage crisis
By Charlotte Simmonds - 12 February 17:02

As the bourbon’s popularity rises abroad, it waters down at home.

A Dartmoor pony.
Horse meat: what happened, and what happens next?
By Caroline Crampton - 10 February 10:31

International mafia conspiracy, deadly lasagnes, calls for more regulation - rounded up.

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Amazon sales rise after bad holiday season
By New Statesman - 30 January 8:17

The online retailer improves operating profit margin in North America.

Five questions answered on Sir Stuart Rose’s new appointment at Ocado
By Heidi Vella - 22 January 11:20

Former head of Marks and Spencer appointed.

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Ikea to operate wholly owned outlets in India
By New Statesman - 22 January 9:08

Positive development for the Swiss retailer.

UK retail sales fell - who were the biggest casualties?
By New Statesman - 18 January 11:24

Blockbuster, HMV, Jessops and more.

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Why do we mourn the high street? It was never a nice place to be
By Steven Baxter - 16 January 9:56

Let's be honest - online or out-of-town shopping is just less hassle, isn't it?

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Five questions answered on the collapse of Jessops
By Heidi Vella - 10 January 11:13

Thousands of jobs at risk.

Boost in sales for Tesco
By New Statesman - 10 January 10:30

"Back on form", according to CEO.

Online shopping helps faltering retail sales
By New Statesman - 08 January 13:37

Sales up in December.

UK retail sales flatline
By New Statesman - 20 December 15:06

Sales did not increase in November.

Is tax just a question of ethics?
By Mike Lewis - 07 December 7:46

In the wake of Starbucks’ tax U-turn, we need to acknowledge that multinationals already choose whether to pay tax or not - and make them pay their fair share.

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The ADgenda: cold, dead-eyed Kooples
By Sophie Barnes - 15 November 13:27

The week's oddest advert.

Five questions answered on the wholesale gas price fixing allegations
By Heidi Vella - 13 November 11:42

Regulators are investigating claims wholesale gas prices have been manipulated by major gas companies. We answer five questions on the gas pricing fiasco.

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Comet to go into administration
By Alex Ward - 01 November 16:27

The most notable high-street demise since Woolworths.

Starbucks in Mumbai go one-in-one-out as popularity booms
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 30 October 14:05

Coffee chain expands with its first stores in India.

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EDF announces 10.8 per cent hike in energy prices
By Alex Ward - 26 October 14:47

EDF becomes fifth of the “Big Six” providers to raise tariff prices.

eBay sign outside headquarters
eBay accused of tax avoidance
By Alex Ward - 22 October 12:31

eBay joins the growing list of firms using overseas tax havens to avoid corporation tax.

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McDonald’s sues Milan over “unfair” eviction
By Alex Ward - 17 October 12:36

Landmark restaurant in Milan's iconic Galleria forced to close by the city.

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Inflation hits lowest rate since November 2009
By Alex Ward - 16 October 17:28

But hikes in food and energy bills put a dampener on the news.

The protected shade of purple.
Cadbury retains hold over its trademarked shade of purple
By Alex Hern - 02 October 13:10

Pantone 2685 is Cadbury's special colour.

Clegg's policy to take money from pensions to pay for mortgages is madness
By Philip Booth - 25 September 14:22

It's housing market madness, writes the IEA's Philip Booth

We need active government to revive our retail sector
By Chuka Umunna - 21 September 10:19

Without immediate stimulus, we risk inflicting permanent damage on our retailers.

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