Thank goodness ‘Marmitegate’ is over

14 October 2016 9:45

Back in the halcyon days of EU membership, a case for ‘Remain’ was presented upon these very pages. It explored…

Tesco finally meets its match

13 October 2016 12:15

Only in the bizarre, upside-down, post-Brexit referendum world could Tesco try to portray itself as a victim of bullying by…


Forget ‘peak home furnishings’. We may have reached ‘peak Ikea’

19 January 2016 14:16

Retail empires, like the political and military kind, are tragedies. They grow from modest beginnings, pushing all others aside until…


Pringles versus Tesco versus Islam. Whose side are you on?

26 June 2015 15:33

Tesco is in trouble for religious insensitivity. A store in east London had a special Ramadan promotion. Prominently positioned within…

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Private enterprise has shaped Britain. So why is privatisation thought to be politically toxic?

17 December 2014 11:22

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the ‘P’ word: privatisation. Ed Miliband’s team hasn’t done the hard policy…

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No wonder Philip Clarke was axed – Tesco has lost its way

23 July 2014 14:05

I really wouldn’t want to be chief executive of Tesco, I wrote in January, because the ‘too big, too dull, too dominant’…

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Horse meat in burgers might not be as harmless as you think

22 January 2013 12:30

This week’s discovery that some burgers sold in UK supermarkets contain up to 29 per cent horse meat was met…