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Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
. New designs and website improvements lifted sales and profits at Mulberry in the last year, but the British brand has warned that uncertainty around the general election and terrorist attacks hit UK sales in recent months. ...
Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:37:22 PM
....Nestle to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%. Tim Roache, GMB general secretary, said: "To shift the production of an iconic British brand like Blue Riband to Poland is completely unacceptable. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
.... . A large number of Vauxhall vehicles sold in the UK are made in Opel's German, Spanish and Polish factories and given the British brand. ...
Peugeot-Citroën chief vows to save jobs in Vauxhall/Opel takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:35:46 PM
....The Labour MP for Ellesmere Port, Justin Madders, is meeting Clark on Monday, and said the Vauxhall takeover was an important test of the UK’s industrial strategy. He added: “There should be no doubt that one of the biggest selling points to UK consumers is that Vauxhall is a British brand that supports British jobs. ...
Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
....It has emerged the Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with the chief executive of GM, Mary Barra on Sunday, when she reiterated that she wanted jobs at both plants to be secured for the long term. In a statement, Mrs May's office said: Ms Barra made clear that Vauxhall would remain a British brand and that the deal would recognise and respect all agreements regarding the workforce. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
....Wen Ying, one browser at the Burberry outlet, cites the low pound: “Super brands are cheaper here than in our country because of the value of the pound and because of taxes. The local British brands are very attractive because of the high quality. ...
Samantha Cameron launches her first fashion label image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 04:37:24 PM
....The wife of former prime minister David Cameron has designed a 40-piece collection which will be sold from early next year. Mrs Cameron said she was inspired to start the label as there were not many British brands that fit the "designer contemporary" bracket. ...
M&S to close clothing and home stores in turnaround plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:15:46 AM
....Retail Vision analyst John Ibbotson said: "M&S's humiliating withdrawal from 10 overseas markets is. a Dunkirk moment for [the] iconic British brand. ...
Retailer Joules's 'fun' brand delivers strong sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 07:16:09 AM
. Retailer Joules's British brand of "family and fun" merchandise has attracted strong sales in-store and online in the UK and abroad. ...
Time for a comeback image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:14:13 PM
....Today the Swiss have a near monopoly on the luxury market, while low cost battery-powered quartz watches are made in Asia. However, a small but growing crop of British brands - currently around a dozen - hope to stage a comeback. ...
Giorgio Armani revenues hit by China slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:03:09 PM
....”. Burberry is cutting jobs as well as its product range after a 10% fall in profit, which was partly caused by a sharp slowdown in China, the British brand’s biggest market. ...
The hands behind the heritage: inside the Burberry factory in Yorkshire image
.... At most, the wearer may be vaguely aware that their coat snugly hugs their neck in a way a standard high-street raincoat never could. On the bright, white walls of the starkly lit room, Cara Delevigne and Eddie Redmayne pose in black and white posters that typify the glamorous image of the British brand. ...
BHS denies speculation it is close to collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 06:41:52 PM
....When the deal with landlords was approved, chief executive Darren Topp said he wanted the British public to give BHS a “second chance”. He said: “We want to make it an iconic British brand again. ...
City News: Welsh economy, high street spending, WWP and Sunday Papers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 05:29:00 PM
.... White knights looking to rescue Tata Steel UK have been given until the end of this month to submit bids to the firm’s Indian owner. The Rolling Stones are not the only ones cashing in on their Exhibitionism show at the Saatchi Gallery as British brands are rocking its gift shop as well. ...
Brands jump on Rolling bandwagon image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....” . The exhibition is the biggest project music merchandise firm Bravado has undertaken and UK managing director David Boyne said: “Our vision was to work with quintessentially British brands for whom premium quality and individuality are of the utmost importance. ...
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The Rolling Stones show promises satisfaction for British brands image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . “Our vision was to work with ‘quintessentially British brands for whom premium quality and individuality are of the utmost importance,” he says. ...
City News: Brighton pier, Jaguar, Bonmarché image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 10:08:00 PM
....Members of the 850-strong British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), which owns the Northampton motor racing circuit, narrowly gave their backing at an EGM for its board to continue negotiations over a potential £30million deal to lease property to the luxury car maker. The BRDC said the potential deal would “align Silverstone with two premier British brands and put the BRDC on a stronger financial footing”. ...
Hinkley Point C: either call the plan off or set a deadline and stick to it image
.... Then comes the much harder task of improving sales, reversing trading losses and earning the trust of understandably nervous suppliers. Darren Topp, the chief executive of BHS, has declared that he wants to make the chain “an iconic British brand again”. ...
BHS chief asks public for second chance as retailer wins crucial vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 12:29:37 PM
.... Me and my team now have to roll our sleeves up. “We want to make it an iconic British brand again. ...
TVR to create 150 jobs in Ebbw Vale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 11:15:33 AM
....The plant will create 150 jobs on the Ebbw Vale enterprise zone, which is still hoping to be home to the £325m Circuit of Wales. New owners, who bought the British brand three years ago, will start production next year. ...
Old Mutual will assess all options amid rumours of a £9 billion break-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 07:39:00 PM
....1million loss the previous year. Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said: “Neil’s experience in developing and managing international business with a leading, innovative British brand will be valuable. ...
E-commerce service helps small businesses break into Chinese market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 10:10:06 AM
....Breaking into the Chinese market has become the ultimate goal of many aspiring businesses. British brands are well respected in China and there are great opportunities for them to make profits. ...
'The Brits are brilliant at convincing themselves that they are pants' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 07:55:12 AM
....“I had to play up to the camera and be flamboyant and everything they want in a TV show because that’s what the producers want. They wanted some jeopardy around me saying that if the launch in China didn’t go well I’d have to do I’m a Celebrity and eat insects but the reality is I already had a very successful British brand doing very well in Britain, so there wasn’t really any fear of that. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-2016 competition entry: Avenue51 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 02:18:00 PM
....Simon Craddock, chief marketing officer and director of consulting at Avenue51, explains why the business should win the Startup of the Year category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition:. Avenue51 was founded in October 2014 by two entrepreneurs with a shared vision: help British brands access the Chinese e-commerce market. ...
Online retailer Koovs woos India's middle classes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 03:02:09 PM
.... . Koovs sells British brands including Oasis, Warehouse and New Look. ...
After a bumpy year for Jaguar Land Rover, can China still drive it forward? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 08:00:02 AM
.... “We see that growth is coming back to China and therefore we are cautiously optimistic,” the JLR chief said in November. Whatever the outcome, nothing can dampen Su’s enthusiasm for the British brand. ...
Europe has the edge in fashion and luxury - and cars do OK, too image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 07:00:13 AM
.... The champion is Paris-headquartered LVMH, the firm behind Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy, as well as subsidiaries including Dior, Krug champagne, Glenmorangie single malt and watchmaker Bulgari. Then there are classic British brands such as Burberry, Aston Martin, Fortnum & Mason and Mulberry, and fashion houses like Italy’s Armani and Versace and Germany’s Hugo Boss. ...
'Explosive buying by Chinese tourists' is Japan's word of the year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 03:33:33 PM
.... . British brands are increasingly taking part in the sales extravaganza, with retailers from Marks & Spencer to United Biscuits, the owner of Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s, reporting soaring revenues from China. ...
Radley revenues rise ahead of new year sale image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 08:03:53 PM
.... The former watch boss has a close relationship with Cavendish after using the firm to advise on the sale of Aurum to US private equity firm Apollo for around £180m in 2012. The company is expected to generate interest from international buyers who can build on the cachet of the British branding. ...
Burberry to invest at least £50m in new trenchcoat factory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:53:46 PM
....“It will be simpler and more intuitive for our customers and more productive and efficient for our business,” he said. “The changes will make us more resilient in a new business environment because creativity in the business is strong and confidence in this great British brand is strong. ...
Dyson counter-sued by Bosch over 'cheating' allegations image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 05:46:17 PM
. Dyson is being countersued by the company behind Bosch over allegations that the British brand made “false” claims about its vacuum cleaners. ...
When branding campaigns go wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:03:49 AM
....A key lesson to be learned from this is that brand goes much deeper than a design or logo. Hill adds: “BA neglected the fact that name and logo are just small parts of the puzzle: to customers, the pride and heritage of this very British brand is what appeals, and swapping that out in order to appear modern and multicultural resulted in the very essence of the brand being diluted. ...
Fever-Tree tonic water to be sold alongside Percy Pigs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 08:18:35 PM
.... “The off-trade market is incredibly important and the synergies between Fever-Tree and M&S customers are evident. M&S is an iconic British brand and is renowned for its high-quality food and beverages, and we believe our tonic is the perfect complement to their existing ranges. ...
The week ahead in business and finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 08:17:24 PM
.... . Charmaine Yap, of Jefferies, said: “The recent launch of women’s active wear will also see the British brand extend its reach into the somewhat increasingly fashion-infused lifestyle and sportswear segment. ...
Jaguar Land Rover is back and purring again image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of September 2015 12:56:17 PM
BHS seeks 'iconic status' for the brand image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 09:03:10 AM
...."What we're really determined to do is to bring this brand back to its iconic status on the High Street," Mr Topp said. "We owe it to the million customers a week who shop with us currently, who've stuck with us, and the 10,000 people who work here in the business to take every opportunity we can to really reinvigorate and re-energise a great British brand," he added. ...
BHS chief says with 1m customers a week the future is bright image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 05:56:24 PM
.... That is a million reasons a week why we have got a place. “We are determined that we are going to turn this business back into that iconic British brand that certainly I remember as a child growing up. ...
BHS shrugs off price war as it ramps up food store expansion image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 11:51:13 AM
.... “Food is an integral part of the BHS turnaround plan and Dominic saw the benefit of entering the market. He has been incredibly supportive of our plans to revive and reinvest in BHS to return it to being that great British brand that busy mothers love”, he said. ...
Quiz: How well do you know your British brands? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 03:00:04 PM
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Aga saga: Middleby urges shareholders to rebuff Whirlpool image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 07:54:16 AM
....Aga’s shareholders are due to meet on 8 September to vote on the acquisition. It would be the latest traditional British brand to pass into foreign ownership: Rolls-Royce cars are now made by Germany’s BMW, Weetabix is owned by China’s Bright Food and Baring Private Equity Asia, and Cadbury was sold to the US food company Kraft in 2010. ...
BHS owners go shopping for £70m funding image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 05:29:58 PM
.... . “Every penny raised will support the regeneration of our portfolio of stores, returning this iconic British brand to its rightful place on the high street. ...
Radley bags advisers for expansion plan image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 05:00:57 PM
.... The former watch boss has a close relationship with Cavendish after using the firm to advise on the sale of Aurum to US private equity firm Apollo for around £180m in 2012. The company is expected to generate interest from international buyers who can build on the cachet of the British branding. ...
Survival of the fittest: how to create a brand that endures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 06:30:16 AM
.... But it’s a lesson that all businesses, large or small, can learn from; stay true to your core values. Another longstanding British brand, Barbour, agrees. ...
Best aspect of the Financial Times' sale is the price  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 25th of July 2015 04:10:14 PM
. Does it matter that the Financial Times is following a long line of famous British brands into foreign ownership? . ...
Ben Sherman sold to US private equity-backed Marquee Brands image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 02:23:08 PM
.... . “Ben Sherman remains a uniquely classic British brand with a loyal following across five continents and a smartness that’s ageless. ...
Aga Rangemaster sold to US company Middleby in £129m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 09:46:28 AM
.... In 2009, the company launched a competition to find the oldest Aga cooker in use and declared the winner to be a model installed in 1932. The sale of the company makes it the latest traditional British brand to go to overseas ownership. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to contract out production of future cars image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:00:09 AM
.... . The car maker denied that using a contractor would affect the reputation that JLR has as a premium British brand, saying the business will still be “absolutely a British manufacturer with our foundations in the UK”. ...
Can the Vulcan bring back the vroom? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of June 2015 09:04:52 PM
Aga in talks about US takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 09:17:09 AM
.... . David Bailey, professor of industry at Aston University in Birmingham, said Aga Rangemaster was a "really iconic British brand". ...
Nothing says 'Anarchy In The UK' like the Sex Pistols on a Virgin Money credit card image
.... He also sold a lot of clothes from SEX to the band’s early fans. Almost 40 years after he joined Sex Pistols as Johnny Rotten, Lydon became the face of Country Life butter in a television ad that saw him leaping around fields with cows extolling the great taste of the British brand. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Propercorn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 07:00:01 AM
.... I feel it’s great where we are now but I still don’t feel like it’s a proper success. It’s only when we can look back and say we have built an iconic British brand that it will be a success. ...
The city of catwalks, culture and commerce image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 08:56:19 AM
.... “Its more southerly rival Florence still hosts the important twice-yearly trade fair Pitti Immagine Uomo, but a number of important Italian brands, such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Corneliani and Pal Zileri, have quit Pitti to concentrate their selling and marketing efforts on Milan. While the top international buyers still visit Florence, they spend more days in the northern city, making it a desirable place for British brands to gather to show their collections for the following season. ...
New Look to ramp up China expansion amid 'appetite for British fashion' image
.... A further 10 will open in Poland and France over the financial year, while only replacement stores are planned in the UK. “This is a great story of a British brand which has been successful in China. ...
Owners of luxury store Liberty eye listing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of May 2015 06:30:29 PM
.... “The ultimate goal is to float the company. It’s one of the great British brands and we have no intention of selling it. ...
New Look bought by South African billionaire for £1.9 billion image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 10:27:59 AM
....1bn of debts. Mr Wiese bought the high street chain, through his investment vehicle Brait, after years of searching for a major British brand to stamp his mark on. ...
Tui boss insists dropping Thomson brand will not cost it customers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 06:20:19 PM
.... . Peter Long, co-chief executive of Tui, said that the company’s British brands would be the last to go and insisted that the disappearance of the old name would not dent demand for its holidays. ...
Marks & Spencer to sell branded trainers for £110 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of May 2015 05:01:23 PM
.... A spokesman for M&S said: “This season will see the Best of British collection continue to champion the finest of British craftsmanship from around Britain. Our collaboration with Walsh, who were established in 1961, further highlights another long-standing British brand that has achieved greatness through quality and innovation, and we are extremely excited with the union. ...
Why British stamps are sparking a big-money philately boom in China image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 05:26:00 PM
....  Today around 15 per cent of Stanley Gibbons customers are from emerging markets following a huge growth in recent years. And the iconic British brand has recently opened an office in Hong Kong to cater to demand. ...
Rapha cycling boss: People are 'head over heels' in love with cycling image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 04:00:55 AM
. Few cycling enthusiasts will be unfamiliar with Rapha, a British brand that sells elegant cyclewear and accessories to affluent road cyclists. ...
Exporting to the US: how to crack the American market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 11:37:41 AM
....”. Related: Afternoon tea and eccentric chic: the US still loves British brands. ...
Pinewood film studios to battle activist investor again image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:45:54 PM
.... “There’s scope to improve the profitability and efficiency of the business,” Mr Bernstein said. “It’s a quality business, it’s a quality asset, it’s an iconic British brand and we’re very eager to re-engage with management. ...
I should cocoa: Hotel Chocolat boss aims for more bounce than an Easter bunny image
....The company says it wants its chocolate to be thicker, tastier, and healthier than other brands – “less sugar, more cocoa”. It wants to inject “fun” and “hedonism” into the market, and rates itself alongside other luxury British brands such as Burberry as much as it does other chocolatiers. ...
Hinduja brothers top UK 'Bollygarch’ charts for the third year running image
.... . Only three new entries appear, and Anil Aggarwal, owner of British brand Barker shoes, was the highest at 21, achieving a personal fortune of £370m, . ...
Soreen hopes for extra slice of profit with royal warrant  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of March 2015 10:51:00 PM
.... . Soreen has never had a royal warrant, despite its 77-year history and status as a famous British brand. ...
Mulberry new chief Thierry Andretta is ready to wear image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 13th of March 2015 01:24:59 AM
.... Mr Andretta, who is already an independent non-executive director at the company, will start the job on 7 April. “Mulberry is a truly authentic British brand with a unique manufacturing base in the UK,” he said. ...
Afternoon tea and eccentric chic: the US still loves British brands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 07:30:11 AM
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Bradford cleaning brand Astonish wins over Chinese customers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of February 2015 05:24:01 PM
.... “We’re proud of the fact that we’re truly a British manufacturer,” he says. “While some brands claim to be a British brand, they’re not always fully manufactured here. ...
What makes the Tata empire tick? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 5th of February 2015 01:24:11 AM
....It’s a little known fact that Britain’s largest manufacturer today is an Indian-owned conglomerate called Tata. Over the past decade, Tata has taken over a series of famous British brands, from Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea to what’s left of the once-mighty British Steel. ...
Bentley to add 300 jobs ahead of move into SUV market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of December 2014 02:42:40 PM
....” . The announcement of the new jobs and expansion co-incided with a visit by Chancellor George Osborne who called Bentley “an iconic British brand” that enjoys global demand. ...
Mulberry poaches Céline top designer Johnny Coca as creative director image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:26:57 PM
....”. Coca, who is currently head design director at LVMH-owned Céline across leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, jewellery and sunglasses, said: “I very much look forward to joining Mulberry as their new creative director and to leading a new design direction at one of the very best British brands. ...
Tetley insures tea blender's tastebuds for £1m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:00:20 AM
.... Tetley, which was founded in 1837, is blended from a mix of teas sourced from all over the globe. Mr Michaelis, who trained for five years to become a blender, is responsible for making sure that the favourite British brand always tastes the same. ...
Singles' Day: Alibaba breaks record with $1 billion sales in first 20 minutes image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of November 2014 08:53:57 AM
...."It has the potential to deliver massive future growth for UK retailers suffering from flat-lining sales in Western Europe. “Offering attractive, targeted, Singles’ Day promotions, could deliver a timely boost to British brand owners’ sales. ...
MORNING MEETING: The Millwall football club chant could not have been truer for Ryanair image
....THE passing of United Biscuits into Turkish hands need not provoke the same sort of outcry that greeted US giant Kraft's Cadbury acquisition four years ago. Yildiz, new owner of popular British brands Jaffa Cakes and Penguin, has shown with its previous acquisition of Belgium's Godiva Chocolate it is prepared to back existing management to build a greater presence on the international stage. ...

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