Sales at Asda increased in the three months to the end of September as more than 100,000 new customers shopped at the supermarket.
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The boss of beleaguered cake chain Patisserie Valerie has stepped down as the company installs a new CEO to lead its recovery.
Britain’s biggest banks have reportedly been summoned for a call with City regulators over market turbulence after Government Brexit resignations sent the pound and stocks tumbling.
London Stansted’s bid to raise the limit on its passenger numbers has been approved by a council.
The boss of Young’s Pubs has said the company is making contingency plans for a hard Brexit, as he described ministerial resignations over a draft deal as a “big blow” for business.
Cineworld’s US business helped to offset sluggish growth in the UK in the year so far as the cinema giant posted a rise in revenue.
Supermarkets have announced fuel price reductions after being accused of not passing on savings from lower wholesale costs.
Aston Martin Lagonda has seen shares remain under pressure despite upping its sales outlook in its first set of results as a listed company.
The pound has plummeted after shock ministerial resignations dealt a blow to Theresa’s May’s Brexit deal, and is set to remain under pressure as Cabinet support proves short-lived.
Shares in online mattress brand Eve Sleep soared higher on Thursday as the company signalled a move away from heavy marketing and kicked off a fundraising plan.
Asda has reduced its petrol and diesel prices by up to 3p per litre after fuel retailers were accused of not passing on savings from lower wholesale costs.
Retailer Card Factory has returned to sales growth ahead of the peak festive season as it overcame “challenging” high street trading.
Shares in Bovis Homes fell after the housebuilder cautioned uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union has put off discretionary homebuyers.
Royal Mail’s new boss Rico Back has pledged action to boost the group’s performance including a review of its under-pressure UK postal network as it revealed a sharp fall in profits.
The BBC has been accused of failing to “fully untangle” the “mess” caused by the use of personal service companies – as it emerged that some 800 presenters are at risk of being challenged over their tax affairs.
Brexit jitters were hanging over the markets on Wednesday as traders awaited the result of Theresa May’s attempts to get a draft Brexit deal past her Cabinet.
The British economy could take a hit of up to 8% if there is no Brexit deal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
Prudential posted double-digit profit growth from its life insurance operations as it said the de-merger of its UK operations remains on track.
Four more House of Fraser stores are set to close after new owners Sports Direct failed to reach an agreement with the landlord.
Health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett has appointed the former boss of Homebase and Argos as chairman, as it unveiled a year of growth.
Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Alison Rose as deputy chief executive of its ring-fenced business in a move suggesting she could be in line to become the bank’s first female boss.
A claim that drivers at taxi giant Addison Lee are workers, not self-employed, has been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in another “huge win” for workers’ rights.
Inflation was unchanged in October as higher prices for utilities and petrol were offset by a slide in food and clothing costs.
Energy giant SSE has admitted there is “some uncertainty” that its merger with rival npower will go ahead after the pair delayed the tie-up due to the incoming cap on default tariff prices.
Smiths Group has revealed plans to spin off its medical devices unit to focus on growing as an industrial technology company.
Under-pressure regional airline Flybe is in talks about a possible sale of the group weeks after warning over profits.
Oil prices resumed their decline on Tuesday as Donald Trump urged Saudi Arabia and other major oil exporters not to cut production, weighing on FTSE 100 firms.
Inflation is forecast to have inched up in October as energy companies up their prices ahead of next year’s default tariff cap.
Shares in Interserve have hit fresh 30-year lows on concerns about the outsourcing company’s financial future.
Estate agency Foxtons has closed six London branches amid tough market conditions in the capital’s housing sector as its posted flat third-quarter revenue.
Mr Kipling cakes firm Premier Foods has revealed it is to start stockpiling ingredients ahead of Brexit amid fears of gridlock at ports if the UK crashes out without a deal.
Profits at bargain retailer B&M rose by more than 30% in the first half of the year, but underlying revenue was held back in the UK as it ran out of garden products early in the summer.