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.... Rather than using the store windows to show off merchandise, Amazon has put the employees that do work there – as sales associates and cooks – on display. Imagine Macy’s Christmas window decorations – but instead of seeing a magical winter wonderland, passersby look into an employee break area, with its industrial furniture and government-mandated notices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“There was a shortage of crop and then there is the additional factor of exchange rates and rising transport costs as well,” she said. Nestlé said walnut fans would still be able to buy single Walnut Whips all year round and six-packs at Christmas. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....However, one importer revealed what is surely the true reason: the faltering value of sterling, rising transport costs, and poor crops in some walnut-growing regions have pushed up the price of walnuts in Britain by about 20%. Nestlé promises the walnut-topped version will still be available in single packs, and in six-packs at Christmas. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “We are seeing less growth in truly new ideas, and more in products that are safe but with a twist, reducing the risk of consumers spending money on something they may not like,” says Hodson. Another steady performer is the Christmas pudding. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
.... “We are seeing less growth in truly new ideas, and more in products that are safe but with a twist, reducing the risk of consumers spending money on something they may not like,” says Hodson. Another steady performer is the Christmas pudding. ...
Downward spiral: dismayed Walnut Whip lovers react to loss of nut image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:41:48 PM
....However, one importer revealed what is surely the true reason: the faltering value of sterling, rising transport costs, and poor crops in some walnut-growing regions have pushed up the price of walnuts in Britain by about 20%. Nestlé promises the walnut-topped version will still be available in single packs, and in six-packs at Christmas. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Rather than using the store windows to show off merchandise, Amazon has put the employees that do work there – as sales associates and cooks – on display. Imagine Macy’s Christmas window decorations – but instead of seeing a magical winter wonderland, passersby look into an employee break area, with its industrial furniture and government-mandated notices. ...
Walnut snip: Nestlé cuts nut out of chocolate after prices surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:45:28 PM
....“There was a shortage of crop and then there is the additional factor of exchange rates and rising transport costs as well,” she said. Nestlé said walnut fans would still be able to buy single Walnut Whips all year round and six-packs at Christmas. ...
'It's hard to remember how fraught it was': Mark Carney on the credit crunch image
. When the financial crisis started in August 2007, the reaction of many of the participants was similar to that of the first world war generals in August 1914: they thought it would all be over by Christmas. ...
Jingle bells in July as Selfridges opens Christmas shop 147 days early image
. It might be 147 days before Christmas but on the fourth floor of Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street there are six fake fir trees decked out with fairy lights and £50-a-pop corgi and union flag baubles. ...
Why has Flybe put its cheap student luggage deal on hold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....My son is a student in the Dutch city of Groningen which, after Amsterdam, has the highest student population in the Netherlands (it has two universities and there are more than 50,000 students, with half of the population being under 35). He flies there at the end of August for the start of the academic year and returns in late June/early July for the summer holidays; he also makes a return trip at Christmas and Easter. ...
Have a break, have a wasabi-flavoured KitKat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:33:29 PM
....But it’s unlikely that melon and mascarpone or sweet red bean KitKat will be widely on sale in the UK any time soon. In the early noughties, KitKat tried to revive falling sales by bringing in experimental flavours including Christmas pudding, tiramisu and an Atkins diet friendly low-carb bar. ...
Great British Bake Off to be sponsored by Lyle's Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker image
.... Dr Oetker, the German baking ingredients maker, has never sponsored a prime-time TV show. They are thought to have jointly paid about £4m to sponsor the first series, this year’s Christmas specials and the Jo Brand-fronted spin-off Bake Off: an Extra Slice. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... “She wanted some Dippin’ Dots [the self-styled “ice cream of the future”],” he laughs. Mall of America’s celebrations aren’t over yet but the team is already hard at work on Christmas. ...
SodaStream gets busy with the fizzy … again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:00:33 AM
....You could save more money by switching from brands to supermarket own-label drinks but the sodanomics might be more persuasive next year when a tax on high-calorie soft drinks kicks in with a top rate of 24p a litre. There is also the promise of beer literally on tap this Christmas after SodaStream ran a successful overseas trial of “Blondie”, an alcoholic concentrate capable of turning tap water into a type of beer. ...
Poundland delays launch of Twin Peaks chocolate bar amid legal row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:09:27 PM
....”. The launch of Poundland’s copycat bar was an attempt to fill a gap in the market, after Toblerone resorted to shrinkflation ahead of Christmas last year, widening the spaces between chunks, as it tried to maintain the price of the bar amid rising ingredient costs. ...
Tesco faces in-depth investigation into £3.7bn Booker takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 08:31:46 AM
....The Booker case will be considered by an inquiry group chosen from the CMA’s independent panel members, who will undertake further research and take evidence from parties potentially affected by the deal. The panel has 24 weeks to carry out the investigation, which means Tesco and Booker will have a final decision by Christmas, the CMA says. ...
Cash no longer king as contactless payments soar in UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:01:15 AM
.... “Cash is very much alive and kicking,” she said in a speech last month. The value of Bank of England notes in circulation peaked in the run-up to Christmas 2016, reaching more than £70bn for the first time. ...
Major rail disruption looms in August as stations are closed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 12:52:08 PM
....Carne said that while most work was now conducted at night with minimal disruption, the projects needed several uninterrupted days to complete critical work. Network Rail faced intense criticism in recent years after Christmas holiday engineering works overran, leading some politicians to call for such works to be carried out at other times. ...
Butter price at all-time high as dairy production curdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
. Buttering up the relatives could be pricier than ever this Christmas as a potential shortage of dairy produce hits the cost of mince pies, Christmas cake, brandy butter and cream. ...
Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 06:33:10 AM
. The UK could be facing a butter and cream shortage this Christmas, the boss of dairy giant Arla has warned. ...
Family of four needs 'at least' £40,800 a year, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:01:34 AM
....While not a measure of poverty, the minimum income standard is based on feedback from the public on what it thinks people need to achieve a decent living standard. It includes money for school trips, Christmas presents and swimming lessons, and is updated annually to take account of economic trends and policy changes. ...
Hinkley Point: EDF adds £1.5bn to nuclear plant cost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:28:56 PM
....The National Audit Office said the government had "increasingly emphasised Hinkley Point C's unquantified strategic benefits, but it has little control over these and no plan yet in place to realise them". 2007: EDF boss predicts UK households will cook their Christmas turkeys in 2017 using power from Hinkley Point C. ...
Hinkley Point C is £1.5bn over budget and a year behind schedule, EDF admits image
....”. In 2007, De Rivaz predicted that by Christmas in 2017, turkeys would be cooked using atomic power from new reactors at Hinkley. ...
Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Stung by such accusations, Bovis has retrained 90% of its 1,100 staff and appointed a new customer experience director. The firm also set aside £7m to rectify build issues and, in a few cases, pay compensation after it emerged homeowners were pressured to move into incomplete homes before Christmas. ...
L’Oréal to sell Body Shop to Brazil's Natura in €1bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 10:45:16 AM
.... Body Shop’s operating profits dived 38% to €34m in the year to 31 December 2016, while sales sank nearly 5% to €921m. The pace of decline increased in the final and key Christmas quarter, sliding by 6. ...
Walking away: when is it time to call it quits on your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
.... The pressure to deliver volume, on time, took its toll. “By Christmas 2016, I was basically at the end of my tether,” she says. ...
How many boxes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
.... . "We used to have a very seasonal business that was busy up to Christmas, and then from Easter to September with the summer festivals, but now artists tour 12 months a year. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... In the last quarter, the number of companies convinced their profit forecasts were on target or likely to exceed expectations was at a three-year high. Yet in the three months before Christmas, business investment actually fell 0. ...
Worked to death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:35:37 PM
....Japan has a culture of long working hours and this is not a new phenomenon - it was first recorded in the 1960s - but recently high-profile cases have thrust karoshi back into the spotlight. On Christmas Day in 2015, 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi, an employee at the Japanese advertising agency Dentsu, jumped to her death. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....The console has sold out nearly everywhere since its release – there are even reports that in games-crazed Japan Nintendo has taken to selling just the cardboard box from the popular Splatoon 2 game and console bundle for about ¥540. Tatsumi Kimishima, president of Nintendo, said that if the Switch hit its target of 10m sales by Christmas then it would be potentially heading towards the global success level of the Wii. ...
M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:30:53 AM
....Its clothing division has been a perennial headache for M&S, with years of falling sales. Despite an unexpected rise in sales at Christmas, it was business as usual in the three months to April. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
. Marks & Spencer will report a fresh slump in clothing sales on Wednesday after a revival at Christmas proved short-lived. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....When it entered administration, Transline employed 5,560 staff, including about 40 at its head office in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Boardman said: “Following a period of uncertainty and what turned out to be a poor Christmas trading period, the conclusion of the sale is an excellent outcome for all involved. ...
A mountain to climb to get Everest to resolve our window issue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 06:00:07 AM
. Before Christmas my wife and I ordered double-glazed windows and bifold doors from Everest. ...
How to build your grand design for a humble price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... Buyers get to choose from six styles and layouts, and are free to add extra extensions plus kitchen and bathroom upgrades, or to install solar panels and electric car points. The Billings hope to move in with their two young daughters before Christmas. ...
Pricey goodbye? The cheapest and most expensive places to die revealed image
.... Its total cost of £18,325 is made up of £16,475 for the plot and £1,850 for digging. Michael was buried in Highgate’s West Cemetery near his mother, Lesley, after he died at home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day last year. ...
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:41 AM
.... The distributor said we’d be lucky to sell 5,000 books over three years. But when it was released in September 2003, we sold 20,000 copies in the two months and had to reprint before Christmas. ...
Diesel scrappage scheme being considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 12:51:15 PM
.... . The government's two previous announcements on air pollution were slipped out on the Saturday before Christmas, and on the day Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party. ...
Move over Mulberry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:22:13 PM
....Skip forward three years and Mon Purse now has eight outlets in Australia, three in the UK and two in the US, including a newly opened concession in Bloomingdales, San Francisco. Last December, buoyed by Christmas, it sold almost $2m (£1. ...
Apple's iPhone sales in surprise drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:23:51 PM
.... . This is always the least impressive time of year for Apple's earnings, coming as it does after the Christmas period. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
....” Liden could recall in detail the proportion of high-tension steel that made up Winner’s overall weight (48%), and the mill in Sweden this steel had come from (Oxelösund, on the Baltic Sea). He found it harder to grasp just how much life had been lived aboard his Little Chair over three decades – the birthday cakes and Christmases, the bingo games and barbecues. ...
Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Supermarkets routinely use the same suppliers to make similar products, although recipes are kept secret and all equipment is deep-cleaned between each rival production run. Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker, for example, turns out 26m Christmas puddings a year for all the major supermarkets and brands – from German discounters such as Lidl and Aldi through to Harrods and Waitrose. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
....And it’s not an entirely unreasonable point. Between autumn 1977 and Christmas 1979, interest rates rose from 5% to 17%. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....The professional nature of the attack initially led investigators to suspect a terrorist dimension to the attack. Three identical printed statements found near the crime scene – one attached to a post, the other placed inside the hedge where the explosiions occurred – had mentioned last December’s Islamist terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market and referenced the “caliphate”, initially seeming to corroborate investigators’ suspicions of a radical Islamist motive. ...
'Vijay Mallya can't avoid the law': Herts villagers on 'fugitive' billionaire neighbour image
....They pointed to a small but welcome act of generosity from the glamorous alleged fraudster last year. When a hit-and-run driver wiped out the village fir tree, which doubled as Tewin’s Christmas tree, the man once estimated by Forbes magazine to have been worth $1. ...
Barbie out of fashion as Mattel slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:30:59 PM
....Sales of Fisher-Price also fell 9% in the first quarter of this year. Mattel was forced to slash prices to move unsold stock left over from the Christmas season, which combined with weak first quarter sales resulted in $113. ...
Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:15:30 PM
....If a bidding war were to ensue it could eclipse the record near-£10m a year that TalkTalk paid to sponsor The X Factor. A deal of £8m-plus – which would also cover sponsorship of spin-offs such as Bake Off Extra Slice, celebrity and Christmas specials and new Paul Hollywood show A Baker’s Life – would make it one of the most expensive broadcast sponsorship deals on British television. ...
Next boss misses out on annual bonus for first time in 18 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:15:22 PM
.... The group is planning to drop five own-label womenswear lines including Therapy, Linea Weekend, Episode and Dickins & Jones as part of the shift in emphasis. Elliot said womenswear had been the toughest sector for House of Fraser in 2016 but strong sales of beauty products and a good Christmas helped more than double pre-tax profits, before exceptional items, to £3. ...
Care homes charging for rooms after residents die, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:09:18 PM
....Many care homes charge the relatives of a deceased resident for a week so there is time to clear their belongings, but the CMA was told in submissions that families were being charged fees for “extended periods” after their relative’s room had been cleared. The CMA launched its investigation before Christmas, and is scheduled to deliver its interim report by 1 June. ...
BHS workers share £1m payout over failed redundancy process image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... The Leeds employment tribunal awarded staff up to 90 days’ pay, ruling that staff were misinformed and some made redundant within hours of being consulted. In 2016 lawyers also won an employment tribunal claim on behalf of 340 City Link employees over the failure to properly consult when the parcel delivery firm imploded on Christmas Eve. ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
....All this was but one small part of this week’s Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas, a three-day product showcase and networking jamboree for the architects and enforcers of Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Sales pitches zinged around the exhibition hall, the booths staffed mainly by men with crew cuts, chinos and a sense that Christmas, in the form of federal dollars, has come early. ...
Eggs-porting isn't easy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:14:15 PM
....It is a trend that hasn't escaped the notice of Sean Ramsden, chief executive of Ramsden International. The family firm specialises in exporting British food overseas and Mr Ramsden says Easter is its busiest period after Christmas. ...
Tesco looks to draw a line under accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....5m shares in JD nearly a year ago, only to see it prosper. After “exceptional” Christmas trading, JD promised that annual profits would be up again, a year on from reporting a 45% rise in earnings. ...
Advertising fail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 01:57:06 PM
....Thankfully we've since moved on to pictures of diseased organs to put people off smoking instead. There wasn't any cheering when the US department store Bloomingdale's released its Christmas catalogue two years ago. ...
Bovis rejects Galliford Try bid – but hires rival's ex-boss as its new chief image
....Fitzgerald will have to improve build quality and customer service at Bovis, after the company set aside £7m to fix poorly built homes. It was accused of pressuring customers to move into unfinished homes before Christmas so it could hit sales targets. ...
A touch too difficult to get  a refund from Motorola image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:00:13 AM
....co. uk as a Christmas present for my wife. ...
No yolk: Cadbury and National Trust say Easter egg row is nonsense image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:15:40 PM
.... “The Church of England has much bigger problems with both falling attendances and debates about sexuality that make it appear morally out of touch,” he said. “With Easter, like Christmas, trying to work out where the ‘religious’ ends and the ‘secular’ begins is a pretty imprecise business in which the noisiest commentators clearly have axes to grind. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
....Steven Bayes, who has been a Labour councillor for Orchard Park and Greenwood for 32 years, says poverty has been an entrenched problem on the estate for generations. But he is bemused at people developing “a strange fear of foreigners” and believes the vote to leave the EU was like “turkeys voting for Christmas”. ...
‘Don’t be apologetic, you’ve nothing to apologise for’ – our work expert responds image
.... FatherChewyLouie. • I was made redundant by a retail firm just after Christmas. ...
UK households’ savings fall to record low in warning sign for economy image
....Commenting on the latest estimate of fourth quarter growth, the head of GDP at the ONS, Darren Morgan, said: “Growth in the final quarter remained unrevised at 0. 7%, with buoyant contributions from the retail and wholesale sectors in the run-up to Christmas. ...
EU departure but … UK sees record-breaking increase in visitors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 10:58:18 AM
....The British Hospitality Association also reports an increase of interest in travel to the UK: in its monthly travel monitor it found a 15% increase in spending by visitors from overseas. Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “It is encouraging to see, yet again, a year-on-year boost in inbound holiday visitors following the Christmas period. ...
Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:04 AM
....The hearings were part of the BEIS committee inquiry into the future world of work, with two sessions on Tuesday specifically looking at temporary employment agencies and their workers. While the committee heard evidence of how agencies can benefit workers and employees, particularly at times of high demand, such as Christmas, there were witnesses from within the employment agency industry who voiced damning criticisms of the sector. ...
Dyson plays down hard Brexit concerns as company posts £2.5bn record sales image
....The results include a 244% rise in sales in China while UK sales rose by a third. Popular products included Dyson’s new V8 cordless vacuum cleaner – its fastest-selling vacuum cleaner ever – and its first hairdryer, the supersonic, which was the second most sold item on John Lewis’s website before Christmas, behind chocolate coins. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....At Bellway and other housebuilders, about 70% of the workforce on London sites are from abroad. Several major housebuilders are understood to be concerned that some EU workers have not returned after the Christmas break. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
....It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. ...
The Observer view on George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
....Osborne knows next to nothing about active journalism. His desultory debut there, a Times shopping column about the price of Christmas goodies in 1993, wins no awards. ...
Jewellery firm Tiffany makes 'patchy progress' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:19:06 PM
...."Just as was the case at the start of the year, Tiffany is still failing to connect with many shoppers segments and continues to lose ground to rivals," he says, adding that Europe was also a problem region for the company. Christmas has also become less important for jewellery buying, a key driver for Tiffany sales, a "distinctly unhelpful" trend, Mr Saunders says. ...
Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:08:09 AM
....A hoard of gold discovered hidden inside an old piano has been revealed to be a collection of sovereign coins. The discovery was made in Shropshire before Christmas when the piano's new owners had it retuned and repaired. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
....He saw little evidence of worsening consumer sentiment, so far. “Consumer incomes are still growing, albeit slightly slower than before Christmas. ...
Argument with Ikea about its strange logistics come to a head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Nothing happened. After Christmas I phoned customer service and was told that a refund could only be issued if I made the long journey to the store. ...
There’s no love lost when it comes to Debenhams Flowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:00:15 AM
. You recently covered a complaint about Debenhams’ failure to deliver flowers for Christmas. ...
Whose round is it? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:02:53 AM
....Should you socialise with your colleagues?. Are office Christmas parties worth it?. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
....The UK's third-biggest supermarket chain, after Tesco and Sainsbury's, has been struggling with declining sales. In the most recent quarter, over the Christmas period, it reported a 2. ...
Bovis in talks with rival builder Galliford Try after rejecting £1bn offer image
.... Its shares have underperformed the rest of the sector since last summer’s Brexit vote clouded the future for housebuilders. In January, the Bovis chief executive, David Ritchie, departed after the housebuilder took the City by surprise over Christmas with a profit warning. ...
Bang went Christmas as Domestic & General left us without a cooker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... Initially, the induction hob stopped working with an almighty electrical flash and bang, leaving us too frightened to use the cooker at all. Due to D&G’s inefficiency we were unable to cook our family Christmas dinner and were left with only with a George Foreman Grill, a hob ring and a microwave for three months. ...
Le Creuset proves its lifetime guarantee really is cast iron image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM
....You regularly feature good news stories of excellent customer service – well I think I can beat them all. I used a Le Creuset casserole dish I’d been given for Christmas for the first time, and when I washed it found a lot of odd black marks under the glaze. ...
Rethink rates now or face retail disaster, shops tell chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:01:35 AM
....Britain’s hard-pressed retailers have urged Philip Hammond to rethink government plans for revamping business rates amid signs that rising inflation has led to the weakest high street spending in more than five years. A report from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG found that the spurt in consumer spending seen in the run-up to Christmas had come to an abrupt halt, with the result that non-food sales are falling for the first time since the economy was flirting with a double-dip recession in November 2011. ...
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
.... The highest payout in recent years was 18% in 2011. Despite enjoying strong trading over Christmas, the partnership warned in January that the annual bonus would be significantly lower than last year. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....Microsoft has removed its Fitness Band on its online store (although it is still available on retail giant Amazon) and crucially no longer provides the Band developer kits. Fitbit remains a key brand name at the heart of the fitness tracker revolution - and it acquired one of its rivals, the Pebble Watch - but it was recently reported to be laying off staff, and founder James Park said the firm experienced "softer than expected" sales during the recent Christmas period. ...

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