Tesco Extra in Saughton, Edinburgh

The decline of Tesco: how did the world beater end up in crisis?

Tesco supermarket is being squeezed by discount retailers but its crisis is being felt firmly in the North East


The week to come in business

Sainsbury's and Vodafone will report results this week

Tesco is the dominant supermarket across the UK

Which supermarket is winning the battle for North East shoppers?

New data shows a surprising result in Newcastle of who is winning the battle for your weekly shop

Pets at Home expand North East presence with £400,000 investment in new store

Pets at Home is bringing more jobs to the region by taking over for the former Asda Living store in Byker, Newcastle

ASDA Store

Shops expecting high street sales to improve after improved trading

The high street's recovery is expected to step up a gear after CBI survey reveals sales are up on a year ago

ASDA Store

Asda will cut 200 jobs in new five-year plan

Asda is to cut around 200 jobs as it forges a new five-year plan to tackle increasing competition from rival supermarkets and discounting giants

A Next store on Oxford Street in Central London

Next set for milestone results

Fashion chain Next is set to mark a milestone on Thursday when results are expected to show annual profits overtaking those of high street bellwether Marks & Spencer for the first time in its history

Red Tractor Assurance

Red Tractor logo is revealed for ready meals

The food industry is stepping up efforts to reassure shoppers about the origin of their meat in the wake of last year’s horsemeat scandal by launching a Red Tractor logo on ready meals

Marks & Spencer

Major UK supermarkets will reveal food waste

Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, as well as Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and the Co-operative, will collectively release regular updates on the amount of food thrown out by stores from early next year

CEO of TSF Retail Solutions Ltd David Craggs, left and MD Malcolm Foulis with GEM Partnership's Lee Rankin, centre

Durham manufacturer's recruitment drive could see up to 12 new jobs created

Durham-based TSF Retail Solutions Ltd has launched a recruitment drive which could see up to 12 jobs created

Farmer Guy Poskitt will be one of the keynote speakers at this year's Northern Farming Conference

Award-winning farmer to speak at Northern Farming Conference in Hexham

Award-winning farmer Guy Poskitt has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Northern Farming Conference to be held in Hexham

An artist’s impression of the planned sports centre to be built in Ashington

New Ashington Leisure Centre will not be handed to private sector

Northumberland County Council say that Ashington's new leisure centre will not be run by a private sector company

Inflation squeezes UK household spending

HOUSEHOLD spending power fell further in May as wages struggled to keep up with rising prices, according to a report.

Revenues increase for Brookfield Ports (UK) Ltd

THE group which owns and operates the largest port in the North East has reported a 4% increase in revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012.

An artist's impression of Vue cinema

Terrace Hill powers back into the black

A PROPERTY developer with a powerful Teesside presence has announced a strong set of results that has seen it get back in the black to profits of £10.1m for the six months to March 31 this year, compared to losses of £8.3m for the same period last year.

Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray sounds a cautionary note

AS he wanders Asda shopping for potatoes, Middlesbrough supporters try to catch Tony Mowbray’s eye, and tell him promotion to the Premier League this year is in the bag.

Hiatus will leave us short of space

THE industrial property market in the North East is surviving the downturn better than many other areas, according to three of the region’s leading agents Paul Nicholson, director of agency at Atisreal.

Review of the year

Review of the year

We look back at the highs and lows of 2007 for businesses in the North-East.

PD Ports looks to Far East deal to develop

PD PORTS has signed a major, forward-looking deal to develop its deep sea container business with the Far East.

Top industry award for food producer

A PRODUCER of chilled food has secured national recognition for improving productivity and the skills of its workforce.


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