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....The activists’ campaign comes as some of the world’s largest companies have quietly severed ties with the chamber. According to an analysis by Public Citizen, at least 13 of the world’s biggest companies (Costco, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mars, Mattel, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Starbucks, Unilever and Walgreens Boots Alliance) have quit the US Chamber of Commerce in recent years amid political disagreements and worries about its stance on the environment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
....The activists’ campaign comes as some of the world’s largest companies have quietly severed ties with the chamber. According to an analysis by Public Citizen, at least 13 of the world’s biggest companies (Costco, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mars, Mattel, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Starbucks, Unilever and Walgreens Boots Alliance) have quit the US Chamber of Commerce in recent years amid political disagreements and worries about its stance on the environment. ...
Please bring back my old British Airways | Victoria Coren Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:15 AM
.... Why so long? That hasn’t been made clear, but no doubt you could wipe your arse on the amount of red tape required to re-stock anything at a big company. God forbid someone just nips into Boots at the terminal, back in 10 minutes. ...
Boots airport stores to stop charging VAT on items after being caught in tax rip-off image
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Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....”. The news from Sainsbury’s has emerged in the same week that nearly 1,400 UK jobs were put at risk by pharmacy chain Boots, Walkers crisps, and bakery retailer Greggs. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
....  . The latter is considered to lead to lower premiums, companies using this include InsuranceWith, Holidaysafe and Alpha Travel Insurance, Covered2go, Blue Bear and Get Sure (all sold by Rush Insurance), Boots, Now I Can Travel, World First, InsurePink and InsureCancer. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
....”. Marland was a former trade envoy to David Cameron, and has had a long career in business, founding the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group in 1997, and leading a consortium of investors who bought out the upmarket wellington brand Hunter Boots in 2006, moving production to China, Serbia and Brazil. ...
Shopper's champion goes on the offensive over UK retail's sexist surcharge image
....Tesco’s concession is already being viewed as one of the major victories in the war to end gender price discrimination on the high street. The news added just a little extra lustre to a short but glittering parliamentary CV that includes: persuading Boots to pilot a scheme to let customers gift sanitary products to food banks; forcing WH Smith to lower product prices in hospital shops to match those in high street stores; and making House of Commons history in her bid to abolish the so-called tampon tax. ...
Tesco cuts women's razor prices to end ‘sexist pricing’ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 10:17:21 AM
....The Society said the "sexist pricing" for products varied widely, ranging from 22% more in Asda to 56% more in Morrisons. Last year, Boots reduced the price of "feminine" razors to bring them in line with male equivalents. ...
Tesco cuts price of women's razors so they cost the same as men's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:30:16 PM
....Tesco was charging £1 for a pack of five women’s twin-blade razors, twice the price of the men’s equivalent. The Labour backbencher Paula Sherriff, who recently persuaded Boots to trial donation boxes where customers could leave sanitary products for distribution to food banks, put pressure on Tesco to reduce women’s disposable razor prices. ...
Boxing day sales start NOW: High street stores slash prices before Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of December 2016 12:41:00 PM
. High street brands including Amazon, Currys PC world, Apple, the White Company, Boots, John Lewis, Gap and House of Fraser have slashed prices by up to 88 per cent on wish-list items and festive essentials. ...
Britons expected to spend £1.3bn on Black Friday bargains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:41:10 PM
....The surge in orders stemming from Black Friday puts major strain on both retailers’ websites and the couriers that deliver parcels. Last year the websites of large retailers, including Argos, Tesco, John Lewis and Boots, crashed due to the volume of shoppers logging on. ...
Black Friday deals: how to make sure you really do have a bargain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:41:00 PM
.... The tool sits in your browser and notifies you if a product you’re looking at in one store is available for less in another. It doesn’t cover every store or product, but Argos, Game, John Lewis, Asda, B&Q, PC Word, Currys, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Very and others are included, as well as a collection of airlines for tickets. ...
UK toy sales 'to surge to record £3.3bn' despite economic uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:14:12 PM
....Linzi Walker, the chief toy buyer for Argos, said the retailer was working closely with its suppliers across the world to try to avoid price rises at this stage. The TRA’s DreamToys list is drawn up by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK including Argos, Boots, Selfridges, Smyths Toys, the Entertainer, TK Maxx and Toys R Us. ...

‘Deep in my belly there’s a burning fire!’ How Owen Smith tried to prove he’s as Left-wing as Corbyn
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.... Twice he tried to tell us, in a tone far too polite to be convincing, that “deep in my belly” there is “a burning fire”. He sounded as if he was asking an assistant in Boots where they keep the Gaviscon. ...

Soldiers warned not to wear uniforms to work after military employee 'escapes abduction bid' outside Aldershot barracks
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....A number of soldiers this morning took to Facebook to warn others following instructions from senior officers. A statement posted on the Fill Your Boots military page, which is run by a former member of the Parachute Regiment, warned: "Alert confirmed. ...

Stressful job? It might help you fight off Alzheimer's
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 05:23:10 PM
....While lawyers, social workers, teachers and doctors were best protected, those who enjoyed the least protection included shelf-stackers, machine operators and labourers. Elizabeth Boots, a researcher on the project, said: “These findings indicate that participants with higher occupational complexity are able to withstand pathology associated with Alzheimer’s and cerebrovascular disease and perform at a similar cognitive level as their peers. ...

Munich shooting: How Friday's deadly attacked unfolded
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
....I didn’t see him. As far as I know this was upstairs at the Douglas [drug store, like Boots], we were downstairs. ...

Boots makes a push into South Korea with Emart expansion deal
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 03:00:00 AM
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Shoppers frustrated on Amazon Prime Day image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 05:26:34 PM
.... . Many websites suffered problems during last November's Black Friday online rush, including Argos, Boots and Tesco. ...

Boots optometrist accused of manslaughter over 'preventable' death of boy, 8
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Are YOU paying three times MORE for these drug brands that are the SAME as cheap options? image
.... It comes after the Advertising Standard Authority yesterday ruled against a Nurofen TV advert that claimed it medicines targets specific types of pain. Own-brand medication from pharmacy chains Boots and Lloyds was also far more expensive than equivalent generic versions, moneysavingexpert. ...
Don’t blush if asked to flash at the checkout | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 06:45:16 PM
. It is to be hoped that Mark Koziol (Letters, 13 June) is right in his assessment that management changes at Boots may herald a change in business culture. ...
The Guardian view on business ethics: decency needed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:54:21 PM
.... It is no less important to signal that this distribution of risk and reward is simply wrong. Related: Will losing Simon Roberts change Boots' 'poisonous' culture?. ...
Will losing Simon Roberts change Boots' 'poisonous' culture? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:57:58 PM
.... He is the soon-to-be-departed boss of Britain’s biggest chain of pharmacies, the head of one of our oldest and best-known high-street chain of shops. As president of Boots, he is one of the most important retailers in the country. ...
Boots UK boss Simon Roberts quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 02:59:06 PM
. Boots has parted company with the boss of its UK operation weeks after a Guardian investigation revealed concerns about its business practices. ...
‘I burst into tears and ran’: our worst summer jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 05:14:56 PM
.... I just couldn’t stop myself telling shoppers that the clothes were rubbish or overpriced or just horrible. Next was services in Boots. ...
Guy Hands seeks £1.5bn from Citigroup after ill-fated EMI deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 01:31:33 PM
....Mark Howard QC, representing the bank, described the allegations as false and motivated by a desire from Terra Firma to “pass the blame for a disastrous investment to someone else”. Howard described how the deal took place after Terra Firma lost out in the race to buy the chemist Alliance Boots. ...
Tampon tax: supermarkets pledge to pass on tax saving image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 01:13:50 PM
.... A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s told the Guardian that this was “definitely” its plan. Smaller rival Waitrose and the high street chemist Boots have confirmed they will do likewise. ...
Boots to profit from services you SHOULD get for FREE at your GP image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 05:19:00 PM
. Pharmacy giant Boots has been expanding the number of paid-for services customers should be able to get free with their local GP. ...
Doctors wary as pharmacies cash in on minor check-ups and treatments image
. Pharmacists talk of convenience, while doctors warn it could be a slippery slope: Boots has quietly slipped into a space previously occupied by GPs, offering skin cancer check-ups and sore-throat testing, sparking debate over what the NHS can and should do and whether this is a new and damaging encroachment by the private sector. ...
How loyal are you to your loyalty cards? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 05:26:35 PM
. If you have a wallet, chances are there’s at least one loyalty card stashed in there, be it a dog-eared coffee stamp card or a Boots Advantage card. ...
'Independent' pharmacist's letter edited by Boots senior execs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 02:12:11 PM
. Boots stands accused of “trying to deceive the public”, after a letter sent to the Guardian purporting to be from an independent pharmacist was found to have been processed and extensively revised by the retailer’s senior executives. ...
How Boots went rogue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 09:53:58 AM
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BHS, Boots … our misbehaving corporations need their wings clipped | Anne Perkins image
.... Add to this slow-growing trend of the huge expansion of ever-more brazen asset-stripping – even the quite ordinary blokes who took over MG Rover back in 2000 for £10 managed to get £42m out of it before driving it into the ground – and you see why. After the Panama Papers, the detailed account of the offshoring of Boots, and countless other examples, it’s about time the UK got a grip on company law. ...
Philip Green: Blair gave him a knighthood, Cameron gave him a job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:46:23 AM
.... Together with falling local authority fees for elderly patients – that’s austerity for you – it bust the model. The scandal at Boots exposed this month by the Guardian is quite different, but the idea is the same. ...
The Guardian view on BHS: murder on the high street | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 06:38:20 PM
.... For the reality is that, even if the retail aspect of the BHS story strikes a dated note, the financial dealings behind the scenes are bang up to date, typifying the ugly realities of the modern British way of doing business. In recent weeks, the Guardian has highlighted what happened after aggressive and footloose finance acquired one trusted name on the high street, Boots, in 2007. ...
Yours, a stressed pharmacist: Boots article prompts flood of letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 04:27:00 PM
. Last week, the Guardian published a long read about the pharmacy chain Boots, detailing allegations from staff of how the business pressures its chemists to milk the NHS for cash, compels them to sacrifice professional ethics for demanding business targets and to work in conditions that they believe pose a threat to patients. ...
Boots could face regulator's investigation after Guardian report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 04:26:09 PM
. Boots faces the prospect of an investigation by the pharmacy watchdog, following a Guardian investigation into the multibillion pound chain. ...
Celebrity endorsements saved Tangle Teezer a fortune, says CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 09:36:32 AM
....“He didn’t get the investment, but the exposure did raise brand awareness in the hair and beauty industry,” says Lumb. Tangle Teezer reached its first major milestone the following year, when Boots listed the product, and sales took off, climbing from £98,000 in 2008, to £500,000 in 2009. ...
Boots pharmacists feel the pressure of putting profit first | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 06:28:05 PM
. My story mirrors that of Tony (How Boots went rogue, The long read, 13 April). ...
Boots staff under pressure to milk the NHS for cash, says pharmacists' union image
. Boots has been accused of boosting its profits by forcing staff to abuse an NHS scheme intended to help sick patients. ...
City news: Tesco, Co-op, Asos and Costa coffee image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....5million. It has extended its click-and-collect service with chemist chain Boots, delivering to 61 stores across Britain, and plans further expansion. ...
City News: Savings allowance, Lloyds, Moss Bros and Sunday papers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....He was previously head of commercial finance at department store Selfridges. He will join Paul Minowa, who has taken up the role of chief operating officer following a strong career in retail at Asda, Boots, Ann Summers and German retailer Strauss Innovation. ...
John Lewis hires BA's chief executive as deputy chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 02:48:57 PM
.... He became chief executive of the airline in 2011 and retires next week. Before joining British Airways, where he was instrumental in bringing about a merger with Spain’s Iberia carrier, he worked for major companies including Reckitt and Coleman, Apple and Boots. ...
Entertainment stores at 'record high' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 11:44:19 AM
....". Stores now reporting sales to the Official UK charts for the first time include Argos, Boots, Primark and Urban Outfitters. ...
British Airways wins battle of the brands for third year running image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:01:43 AM
....”. “Heritage” brands such as Heinz, Jaguar and Marks & Spencer have all re-entered the top 20 although they have replaced other stalwarts such as Boots, BMW and Fairy washing up liquid. ...
British Airways named UK's most loved brand for third year running image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:01:42 AM
Job losses gather momentum across UK and Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 09:41:34 AM
....British clothing brand Ben Sherman has been sold through a pre-pack administration deal, putting 100 jobs at risk. Boots is cutting up to 350 jobs, its second round of layoffs in the last seven months. ...
Barclays doubles cashback on 'Blue Rewards' account image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 03:53:19 PM
.... . The bank is doubling its normal cashback offer on spending at more than 100 retailers, including Boots, iTunes and Gap. ...
How deep is your love? Celebrities on how they celebrate Valentine's Day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
....”. • Carol and Annabel’s DiaryDoll range of pants is available in Boots. ...
Critics fear RSPO's stricter palm oil standards will create two-tier system image
....While CEO Darrel Webber admits that there is likely to be some initial confusion, he is confident that if RSPO Next is successfully implemented by enough companies early on, it will be only a matter of time before it becomes the industry norm. Andrew Jenkins, sustainability manager at Boots, part of the Retailers’ Palm Oil Group represented at the RSPO, fears RSPO Next will create a two-tier system that is inaccessible to smaller companies. ...
Crunch time for crisps as posh popcorn explodes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 05:13:25 PM
....Once a snack for cinemas only, the market for bags of popcorn flavoured with everything from caramel and cinnamon to sundried tomatoes has been growing strongly. One leading brand, Propercorn, which launched in 2011, is now available as part of Boots and Tesco meal deals – in what was once the slot for crisps alone. ...
Boots revises cost of two products over accusations of sexist pricing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 08:47:31 PM
. The retailer Boots has responded to pressure over “sexist pricing” of products by changing the cost of its razors and eye cream. ...
Business: BT, Boots, Rolls Royce, Ryanair image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....It countered a dip in bookings after the Paris terrorist attacks in November with price cuts. Boots is to cut up to 350 management jobs in the UK as it reshapes the business to the changing needs of customers. ...
Boots to cut 300 to 350 managers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:46:45 PM
. Chemist chain Boots has announced that it is cutting between 300 and 350 jobs in the UK. ...
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Boots to cut up to 350 jobs in bigger UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:33:09 PM
. Boots is to cut up to 350 jobs in the UK as the pharmacy chain looks to reduce costs in its larger stores. ...
Contactless cards now used for one in seven sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 05:00:05 AM
.... . Some shops such as Boots and Costa Coffee already offer contactless sales across the country. ...
I’ve been waiting for my prize for months, but it’s a no-win with TopCashback image
....But all prize promotions – whether online or otherwise – must adhere to the Advertising Standards Agency’s CAP code (the government-approved code of non-broadcast advertising, sales promotion and direct marketing). In 2012, Boots ran a competition on Facebook and subsequently accidentally informed all 9,000 entrants that they had won a trip to Barcelona, leading the retailer to issue £90,000 worth of apologies. ...
Holland & Barrett is 'a trusted brand, but not quite loved', says boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 02:30:35 PM
.... . However, Aldis dismisses accusations that it has become addicted to discounts and says that out of its 3,000 products only 200 to 300 products are included at one time in the penny sale, in comparison to rival giant Boots, which has “three for two offers on vitamins almost constantly”. ...
Review launched after airport shops found to not pass on VAT savings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 12:01:21 AM
....At the time, the financial secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, claimed that some of Britain’s top retailers were pocketing millions of pounds from the VAT discounts. Retailers including Boots, Dixons and WH Smith were criticised for not passing on discounts to individuals who were travelling outside the EU. ...
Airport shops to face VAT inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 11:58:34 PM
....WH Smith, one of the shops originally criticised, said it would co-operate with the inquiry. Boots, which also came in for criticism, has already announced a review of its own policy. ...
UK watchdog launches investigation into Sainsbury's pharmacy sale image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 01:00:20 PM
.... . Celesio, which is owned by US drugs wholesaler McKesson, operates 1,542 pharmacies across the UK, making it the largest pharmacy chain after Alliance Boots. ...
Breaking the US: 'We will be in over 800 stores in 48 states' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 07:30:00 AM
....After three years’ hard work, Epstein got off to a great start, with a high-profile launch in Selfridges in August 2013. Concoction also gained a listing in Boots and exported to destinations such as Australia and Dubai. ...
Don’t just trim the tree this Christmas – you can trim your costs as well image
....“I’m very disciplined about collecting vouchers from stores such as Tesco, Waitrose and the Co-op, and will use these to cover the cost of meals on Christmas Day and Boxing Day,” she says. “I also use Boots vouchers, coupled with the store’s ‘buy-two-get-one-free’ offer, when purchasing gifts. ...
Small business in the spotlight … Touchnote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 07:55:11 AM
.... There was no easy way to do it. You could go to Boots, but it was a real mission. ...
Apple snubs 'marriage' with Alibaba to launch Apple Pay in China image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 12:39:14 PM
.... . Boots was among the first retailers to accept Apple Pay, pictured here on an iPhone 6. ...
Fairtrade chocolate and independent booksellers: an ethical guide to Christmas shopping image
....95, but you will have to spend over £50 to get free p&p on the site. Boots has come in for criticism in the past for its complicated tax structures, so you may want to look elsewhere. ...
Petrol prices head to £1 a litre - but where is cheapest to buy now? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 05:18:34 PM
.... Morrisons' Fuel Saver scheme gives customers 1p off a litre of fuel for every £10 gift card purchased. The cards are available for lots of retailers including B&Q, Boots and Debenhams. ...
Boxing Day sales 2015: what are the best deals and when do the shops open? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:36:02 AM
.... . We'll be updating this post regularly with the best Boxing Day sales, with stuff to come from Argos, Asos, Boots, Currys PC World, H&M, House of Fraser, John Lewis, M&S, Tesco and more. ...

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