Retail industry

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Why is the UK bailing out US CO2 supplier CF Fertilisers?
Ministers try to avert supermarket shortages through emergency deal that will cost taxpayer ‘millions’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Bonfire Night fireworks ‘70% down’ due to Brexit and supply chain crisis
Suppliers said to be unwilling to stock up because of confusion over safety labelling and extra paperwork

Sarah Butler

22, Sep, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Quality Street’s new sweet proves popular
Shoppers sampling brand’s first white chocolate sweet welcome break with tradition

Miranda Bryant

22, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A billionaire wants to build a utopia in the US desert. Seems like this could go wrong | Jessa Crispin
The architects of the proposed 150,000-acre project are scouting the American south-west. They’re already predicting the first residents can move in by 2030

Jessa Crispin

20, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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CO2 crisis could hit UK food stocks well before Christmas, says Iceland boss
Shortage of carbon dioxide – used in meat industry and for fizzy drinks – is result of record energy prices

Kalyeena Makortoff and Jamie Grierson

20, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Gone missing: the groom’s wedding suit
No sign of the Moss Bros suit weeks before the wedding and TNT goes backwards on delivery dates

Miles Brignall

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fresh calls for windfall tax on companies that prospered during Covid
Research highlights six firms that increased their profits by a total of £16bn

Gwyn Topham

20, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Ding dong, Avon now calling with ‘omni-channel’ cosmetic sales in a digital age
Spurred on by the Covid pandemic, the traditional doorstep retailer is training its ‘reps’ in new techniques

Sarah Butler

19, Sep, 2021 @1:45 PM

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The surge in ‘buy now pay later’ – and why we should be worried
Fintech firms are jostling to offer millennials interest-free payment plans as they shop online. Retailers love it of course, but all this unregulated lending is ringing alarm bells

Rupert Jones and Kalyeena Makortoff

18, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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British retail sales fall; gas shortage hits UK food; mining stocks and iron ore slides – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

17, Sep, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Next to run Gap’s business in UK and Ireland
Franchise deal will operate as joint venture, with British retailer having 51% stake and US firm 49%

Mark Sweney

17, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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The empty shelves crisis isn’t just down to Covid and Brexit – it's been decades in the making | Felicity Lawrence
Ever-worsening conditions in supply-chain jobs have made Britain’s shortages inevitable, and a pay rise for lorry drivers won’t end them, says the Guardian’s special correspondent Felicity Lawrence

Felicity Lawrence

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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