Sir Philip Green should ‘face up to the evil he has done to BHS’ - Frank Field

Sir Philip Green acted in an “evil” manner towards BHS workers, Commons Work and Pensions Committee chairman Frank Field has insisted.

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Shoppers in England are set to take home six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year as a result of the 5p charge, early figures suggest.  Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

That 5p charge will eventually see us using six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year

Shoppers in England are set to take home six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year as a result of the 5p charge, early figures suggest.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley ‘accountable’ for ‘appalling’ work conditions

MPs have delivered a damning indictment of working conditions at retail giant Sports Direct and warned they could become the norm across Britain.

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Who is the boss of Jet2's parent company?

QUIZ: Prove your Yorkshire business knowledge by answering these tough teasers...

Yorkshire is home to some big name companies like Morrisons, Asda and Card Factory.

An artist's impression of the proposed new £300m leisure hall at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

Massive £300m expansion plan for Sheffield’s Meadowhall will create 1,000 jobs

A massive £300m expansion of Meadowhall Shopping Centre is unveiled today, with developers promising to create 1,000 jobs and hailing it as “one of the largest investments in the Sheffield City Region for a decade”.

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Fashion: M&S decides the customer cannot and will not wait

Fashion: M&S decides the customer cannot and will not wait

Fashion shoppers at Marks & Spencer will no longer have to wait to buy next season’s newest trends as the High Street giant launches a “see now, buy now” strategy.

Wonky veg box

More wonky veg set for Yorkshire supermarkets

‘Wonky veg’ - the oddly-shaped but perfectly edible produce championed by Jamie Oliver - is to be introduced across the UK.

Helen Dickinson

Shoppers provide welcome boost for high street

BRITAIN’S high streets delivered their best overall footfall performance in two years last month, which is a sign that many consumers still value “bricks and mortar” retailers, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Nick Read chief executive of Nisa

It’s a matter of convenience for retail boss who is reviving Nisa

Keep it fresh. Keep it local. That’s chief executive Nick Read’s recipe for success at Nisa. He spoke to Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright.

An artists impression of Sandersons, the new department store planned for the Fox Valley development

‘Boutique’ department store for Sheffield’s £50m Fox Valley development

A 17,000 square foot independent ‘boutique’ department store will open as part of a £50m development in north Sheffield.

Balby Carr Bank in Doncaster

Nisbets takes on Yorkshire hub to deliver in the north

CATERING equipment supplies firm Nisbets has taken over a Yorkshire warehouse to make it easier to deliver to northern customers.

Professor Matthew Robson of Leeds University Business School

Retailers could look to franchise model to expand around globe

FOR an island nation with a successful history of trade around the world, it is something of a puzzle that so many UK retailers tend to stay close to home. While a few companies have grasped the nettle and expanded their business overseas, as a general rule our nation’s shopkeepers have focused their energies on building, or at least maintaining, sales in their core domestic market.

Sales shoppers in Trinity Leeds, on Boxing Day 2015

Yorkshire shoppers flock to Boxing Day sales

WHILE the internet savvy may have been snapping up bargains on their tablet computers at the Christmas Day breakfast table - the popularity of the Boxing Day sales was as strong as ever in Yorkshire.


How Yorkshire’s cookie capital will help Christmas go with a crunch

WHEN it comes to Christmas confectionery, Yorkshire really does take the (chocolate) biscuit.

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Idris Elba wears the Caunnaught tweed cap, �65, by Kemapdoo Millar at

Hats off to the great Yorkshire flat cap

They used to be most commonly-worn by elderly farmers, but these days style-conscious, young men and women are joining a growing fan club. Flat caps are fashionable and the evidence of that is clear in impressive recent sales figures.

John Lewis's York store has produced another strong weekly performance.

York store boosts John Lewis sales

​John Lewis reported strong sales growth in the run up to Christmas, with its York store proving one of the star performers.

Trying on the latest fashion must-have, a flat cap.

Five reasons flat caps are trendy again

Flat caps are becoming fashionable again in Yorkshire - but who has been wearing them and what can you get for your money? Here we look at five fascinating facts about flat caps...

Joe Carnell founder of UGOT UK

Meet Yorkshire’s New Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Carnell has been named New Entrepreneur of the Year for his healthy eateries launched after he struggled to find snacks he could eat due to his food intolerances. Catherine Scott meets him

Why supermarkets are experiencing slow growth

Why supermarkets are experiencing slow growth

Supermarkets such as Asda and Morrisons are facing challenges from continuing deflation, switched-on competitors and also the way shoppers’ habits are changing.

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Trinity Leeds general manager, David Maddison

Christmas shopping in Yorkshire: Trinity Leeds, Meadowhall and The Broadway on how they cope at the busiest time of year

IT seems there are two fields of thought when it comes to Christmas shopping - those who love it, and revel in the preparation, carefully choosing each and every gift, and the last minute shoppers who get it all done with military precision.

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