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  • UK's Primark plans US push, starting with Filene's Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    The onward march of discount U.K. retailer Primark will continue with its first U.S. store, in the Boston building previously occupied by Filene’s.

  • European shares close higher on upbeat China data Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, as better-than-expected Chinese growth data and a slew of earnings releases buoyed sentiment.

  • Tesco sees tough trading environment ahead Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    British supermarket giant Tesco reported a dip in group sales compared to last year, highlighting the challenges it faces in the U.K. and Europe.

  • *Less money for safety work demanded after Rana Plaza. DHAKA, April 14- Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • India elections: Business winners and losers Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:17 PM ET
    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing an election rally on April 3, 2014 in Ghaziabad, India.

    It will be weeks before results are in for India's national elections, but investors have already picked their favorite.

  • MUMBAI, April 7- The political party expected to lead India's next government confirmed on Monday it would ban foreign supermarkets from the $500 billion retail sector, a move that would deal a fresh setback to global chains such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour.

  • M&S eyes overseas growth as home sales wilt Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer, hit at home by dwindling sales, plans to expand its international stores by more than a half.

  • UK ‘Shareholder Spring’ weighs on top pay Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The "Shareholder Spring" continues to weigh on U.K. companies, with CEO bonuses falling for a third consecutive year in 2013, according to a PwC report published on Tuesday, as investors keep a watchful eye on corporate excess.

  • Sainsbury's ends 9-year run of sales growth Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's reported a drop in sales in the final quarter of 2013, ending the group's nine straight years of positive sales.

  • UK supermarkets caught in dangerous middle ground Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The full extent of the problems facing the U.K.'s "big four" supermarket chains was underlined on Thursday, with a profit warning by WM Morrison.

  • UK grocer Morrisons slashes profit expectations Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:57 AM ET

    Britain's fourth biggest grocer Wm Morrison posted its lowest profit in five years, slashed expectations going forward and said it plans to sell off one billion pounds ($1.66 billion) of its 9 billion pound property portfolio.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- Indian opposition candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the country's millions of family-owned traders must learn to work with large modern stores and online retailers, in comments that could signal a shift in thinking.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- Indian opposition candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the country's millions of family-owned traders must learn to work with large modern shops and online retailers, in comments that could signal a shift in thinking.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0930 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    LONDON- HSBC reports a 9 percent increase in annual pretax profit, which misses market expectations, and warns of greater volatility in emerging markets this year, sending its stock price sharply lower. Volkswagen shares plunge on outlook, Scania deal.

  • ISTANBUL, Feb 24- Turkish retailer Tesco Kipa said on Monday that its British parent Tesco Plc was in the first stages of talks with various companies regarding various options. "Tesco Plc is in the first stages of talks with various companies regarding various options," Tesco Kipa said in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange.

  • Now UK supermarket falls victim to hacking attack Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Over 2,000 customers of Tesco - the U.K.'s biggest supermarket - have had their personal details posted online after a data breach at the company.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 2- The Indian state of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in supermarkets, an ominous sign for global retailers who covet India's vast but fragmented retail sector if the country's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party comes to power nationally in upcoming elections.

  • Sainsbury's shares fall as King abdicates Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 4:08 AM ET
    Justin King

    Shares in Sainsbury's dropped on Wednesday, as the U.K. supermarket chain announced that its CEO Justin King has decided to step down after 10 years at the company.