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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 24 2018

Kingfisher DIY sales feel chill from Europe's blizzards

LONDON Kingfisher , Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, said its quarterly sales were hit by winter snow storms which kept British and French shoppers at home.

May 23 2018

Britain's M&S says modernising rapidly to survive

LONDON Marks & Spencer is modernising rapidly to survive and has finally found a strategy that will deliver the profitable, growing business craved by investors, the British retailer said on Wednesday. | Video

May 22 2018

Clarks shoes made in Britain after 12-year hiatus

LONDON Clarks, the British shoemaker and retailer, will return to large-scale manufacturing in the UK for the first time in over a decade when a new factory in southwest England joins plants in Vietnam and India in making its iconic Desert Boot.

May 22 2018

M&S to close 100 UK stores by 2022 as it speeds-up change

LONDON British retailer Marks & Spencer plans to close more than 100 stores in its home market by 2022, accelerating a drive to re-shape its business as it strives to make at least a third of sales online.

May 18 2018

Britain's M&S teetering on the brink of FTSE 100 relegation

LONDON Britain's Marks & Spencer is expected to report a second straight fall in annual profit next week, and with the retailer's shares down nearly a quarter over the last year it is in danger of soon being booted out of the FTSE 100 index.

May 17 2018

Mothercare to shut a third of UK stores in battle for survival

LONDON Struggling British mother and baby products retailer Mothercare will close over a third of its UK stores as part of a survival plan that also sees the return of the chief executive who was sacked just five weeks ago.

May 17 2018

Ahead of Sainsbury's takeover, Asda's recovery gains momentum

LONDON Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart that is set to be acquired by Sainsbury's , reported a fourth straight quarter of sales growth, saying its recovery under new management was gaining momentum.

May 10 2018

Morrisons quells fears over Sainsbury's-Asda with robust trading

LONDON Morrisons , Britain's No. 4 supermarket chain, beat forecasts for quarterly sales, helping to subdue fears that it could be the major loser from Sainsbury's proposed 7.3 billion pound ($10 billion) takeover of Walmart's Asda.

May 09 2018

Ocado courts global food retailers with robot army

ANDOVER, England As 600 robots swarm on a grid overhead, the technology boss of British online supermarket pioneer Ocado explains why its new high-tech plant has caught the attention of the world's retail bosses who are racing to crack internet food shopping. | Video

May 09 2018

Greggs adds to downbeat UK consumer outlook with profit warning

LONDON British baker Greggs warned on full year profit on Wednesday, blaming March's cold snap and waning consumer spending, hammering its shares and adding to concerns of slow UK growth.

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