James Thompson

Articles by James Thompson


  • Best Buy Finally Opens First British Store
    Two years after the world's largest electronics chain made plans to invade the U.K., its first megastore will open Apr. 30. Rivals have had lots of…
  • Retailer Tesco Eyes Global Growth
    Despite the recession, Britain's largest retailer booked 10.1% profit growth last year on $96 billion in sales. Now, it's accelerating a push into…
  • British Retail Sales Rebound in March
    Thanks partly to an early Easter, retailers in the U.K. saw their strongest March sales in four years, though apparel was down due to continued…
  • Wilbur Ross Bets Big on Virgin Money
    The U.S. billionaire plans to invest $917 million in Richard Branson's upstart bank, including $765 million to help Virgin Money buy 318 branches…
  • Kraft and Cadbury: It's a Wrap
    The drawn out trans-Atlantic takeover is finally official, as Cadbury shareholders tendered 72% of their shares and Kraft gained control of the…


  • Cadbury and Kraft Trade Barbs
    A day after the British candy maker laid into Kraft's hostile bid, the American food giant defended its offer price and questioned Cadbury's rosier targets



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