The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel

North East property deals top £154m in first three months of 2015

The most significant deal was the purchase of a Morrisons supermarket in Darlington for £45m


Morrisons creates scores of jobs as it opens latest North East store in Gateshead

The firm said two thirds of the jobs have gone to local people, many of whom took part in a training event to prepare for interviews

Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips who is to step down after five years at the helm

Morrisons plan to close 10 unprofitable stores following fall in Christmas sales

Chief executive Dalton Philips will step down as the supermarket reported a fall in like-for-like sales

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

Morrisons supermarket

Sales fall by 6.3% at Morrisons across the quarter

Morrisons is currently amidst a three-year restructuring plan which will see some 2,600 store management jobs shed from its workforce

CGI of Darlington North Retail Park

Four acre County Durham retail park gets the green light

Many retailers are already on board for the Darlington retail park which has been given the green light

The Angel of the North with an outstretched baguette representing over a thousand Morrisons price drops

Morrisons apologise to Antony Gormley after using Angel of the North to sell baguettes

Morrisons also admit they did not have the artist’s permission and they had breached his legal rights by the misjudged joke

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

Tesco are sponsoring National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

As National Vegetarian Week continues, Ami Tadaa offers a guide to the best veggie and vegan stuff on the shelves

Morrisons supermarket

Morrisons unveils 4.2% sales slump

Morrisons revealed a deeper slump in sales as the effects of a price war in the supermarket sector continued to bite

The Angel of the North with an outstretched baguette representing over a thousand Morrisons price drops

Morrisons forced to apologise after Angel of North publicity stunt

Under fire supermarket Morrisons projected a bread picture onto the Angel of the North's wings

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

Morrisons supermarket

Struggling Morrisons reports loss and falling sales

Struggling supermarket Morrisons slumped to an annual loss of £176m amid falling sales and one-off costs of £903m

Morrisons supermarket

Supermarket Morrisons set for profits slide

Supermarket Morrisons and embattled security giant G4S will lay bare the impact of a tough year for both firms when they report annual results this week

Chi Onwurah

Morrisons back Chi Onwurah's call to ban sexist toy displays

A North East MP has claimed a victory after Morrisons supermarket chain became the first in the country to back her ban on sexist toys

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


Morrisons boss held in shares probe

A senior Morrisons employee has been arrested over allegations of insider trading reportedly in relation to the launch of its online grocery operation with Ocado


Aldi and Lidl increase market share over Christmas period

Aldi and Lidl dramatically increased their market share over the Christmas period as £1 in every £14 in grocery spending went to the discount retailers


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