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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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19 Jan 2018

Weak start to 2018 floors UK retailer Carpetright

LONDON Britain's biggest floor coverings retailer Carpetright lost almost half of its stock market value on Friday after it warned on full-year profit, blaming a post-Christmas drop in sales on waning consumer confidence.

18 Jan 2018

AB Foods' sugar outlook soured by lower EU prices

LONDON Associated British Foods warned on Thursday that revenue and profit from its sugar business would fall more than previously forecast in 2017-18 because of lower prices across the European Union, sending its shares lower.

11 Jan 2018

Britain's M&S feels heat from mild October as sales stumble

LONDON Marks & Spencer's clothes and sales fell in the last quarter of 2017, hampering the British retailer's latest attempt at a corporate turnaround and knocking its shares.

10 Jan 2018

General merchandise warning overshadows Sainsbury's Christmas sales beat

LONDON British supermarket group Sainsbury's cautioned on Wednesday that the market for general merchandise and clothing would be tough in 2018, taking the shine off a slight upgrade to its forecast for annual profit.

09 Jan 2018

Morrisons, Tesco and discounters stand out in Christmas battle

LONDON Britain's fourth biggest supermarket chain Morrisons beat sales growth forecasts over Christmas while industry data indicated market leader Tesco outperformed smaller listed rivals during the festive season. | Video

08 Jan 2018

M&S's clothing sales to fall again as UK grocers show resilience

LONDON Britain's Marks & Spencer is expected to report another fall in comparable clothing sales in its Christmas quarter, though the major grocers are forecast to report solid trading as cash-strapped consumers prioritised spend on food and drink.

06 Jan 2018

M&S's clothing sales to fall again as UK grocers show resilience

LONDON Britain's Marks & Spencer is expected to report another fall in comparable clothing sales in its Christmas quarter, though the major grocers are forecast to report solid trading as cash-strapped consumers prioritised spend on food and drink.

04 Jan 2018

Aldi pursues UK expansion after record Christmas

LONDON Aldi UK, the British arm of the German discount supermarket, said it would press ahead with its aggressive expansion in 2018 after a record Christmas sales performance, boosted by demand for its premium ranges. | Video

03 Jan 2018

Happy Christmas for Next spreads cheer among UK clothing retailers

LONDON British clothing chain Next reported better-than-expected Christmas sales, helped by colder weather, sending shares across the sector higher on hopes other retailers have defied forecasts for gloomy festive trading. | Video

20 Dec 2017

Tesco strengthens grip on UK food market with Booker clearance​

LONDON Tesco , Britain's largest retailer, tightened its hold on the nation's food market on Wednesday when the competition regulator gave final approval for its 3.7 billion pound ($4.95 billion) takeover of wholesaler Booker .

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