LONDON British online grocer Ocado saw sales growth edge higher over the last three months, forecast a strong Christmas and said it was confident about prospects for 2019, sending its shares higher.
* Shares up 141 pct year-on-year
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LONDON Sainsbury's and Asda, the British supermarket groups that want to combine their businesses, will challenge a refusal by the regulator probing their 7.3 billion pound ($9.2 billion) deal to give them longer to respond to the latest evidence.
LONDON Britain's Dixons Carphone cut its dividend and warned its turnaround plan would take time after slumping to a 440 million pound first half loss, sending its shares sharply lower.
* Shares fall as much as 17 pct
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LONDON British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has hired Justin King, the former boss of supermarket chain Sainsbury's , as a non-executive director, adding another big-name industry veteran to its board.
LONDON Two former directors of Tesco have been acquitted of fraud and false accounting at Britain's biggest retailer after a 2014 scandal, dealing a major blow to the UK Serious Fraud Office.
LONDON Britain's retailers are hoping Black Friday discounts will get shoppers spending again after a torrid year for much of the sector.
* Official data showed UK retail sales growth slowed in
LONDON Struggling British baby products retailer Mothercare said it would trade from fewer than 80 UK stores by April next year as it shrinks its portfolio as part of a plan to stay in business.