Mike Coupe has been instrumental in making life difficult for Britain’s supermarket leader Tesco Plc. In his new position as chief executive officer of J Sainsbury Plc, he may have the tables turned on him.
Dan Thomas looks up at the rain clouds hovering above St. Paul’s cathedral in London and then smiles approvingly at the two golf umbrellas he’s just bought for 5 pounds ($8) from a branch of Sports Direct.
Next Plc joined John Lewis and House of Fraser in the U.K. Christmas winners column as those retailers with a consistent approach and a compelling multi- channel offer triumphed in the battle for festive business.
Dixons Retail Plc, the largest U.K. consumer-electronics retailer, said it’s in talks to merge with Carphone Warehouse Group Plc, bringing together companies with combined revenue of about 12 billion pounds ($20 billion).