LONDON The potential for British online fashion retailer ASOS is "huge" as the shift to internet shopping accelerates, the company said on Wednesday, sending its shares soaring as it beat profit forecasts and flagged years of double-digit sales growth. | Video
* CEO says ASOS wants to be much bigger than a 4 bln stg
LONDON Britain's competition regulator will include German discounters Aldi and Lidl, and online giant Amazon, in its market probe of Sainsbury's proposed takeover of Asda, boosting the deal's chances of being approved without a big sale of stores.
* Regulator launched in-depth investigation of deal last
* Shares fall as much as 8.4 pct
(Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON Tesco shares fell 8 percent after Britain's biggest retailer missed first-half profit forecasts as weak trading in Thailand and Poland eclipsed accelerating sales growth in its main UK business. | Video
LONDON The British arm of German discount supermarket Aldi aims to have 1,200 stores in Britain by the end of 2025 as it seeks to grab more market share from its bigger listed rivals.
* Aldi UK has 7.6 pct grocery market share
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LONDON Telecoms and financial services companies face an investigation by Britain's competition regulator after consumer body Citizens Advice complained that customers who do not switch providers were being "ripped off" .
LONDON Britain's competition regulator has identified 463 local areas where Sainsbury's and takeover target Asda's stores overlap, threatening higher prices or a worse quality of service, it said on Thursday.