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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:31:16 PM
....Earlier this month, Waitrose said it would shut six supermarkets and also remove a layer of management, cutting 700 jobs in the process, along with the removal of 180 department manager posts in its 350 stores. The latest sales figures from Tesco showed that in the six weeks to 7 January, which covers the key Christmas period, like-for-like sales rose 0. ...
Going nowhere as French train tickets are a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... Since then I’ve made countless phone calls to Barcelona and sent several emails, and still no refund, no apology. However, I have found out that just before Christmas it made a refund to my card for the £63. ...
Jessops leaves me out of the picture over movie camera repairs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... I seem to be no nearer to getting it back after more than seven months. I have missed important opportunities to use it, including summer holidays and Christmas. ...
BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:30:11 PM
....A pay rise of 2% in the first year, and 2. 5% in years two and three was rejected by Unite members shortly before Christmas. ...
John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:49:50 PM
...."These proposals will allow us to modernise our business as it adapts to the changing needs of our customers and the role that shops play in their lives," said Dino Rocos, John Lewis operations director. More than 40% of sales at John Lewis over Christmas were online. ...
Green Investment Bank: Australian bidder woos MPs as protests continue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:33:25 AM
....The delay over the sale, which had been expected to complete in January, is down to Macquarie and the government haggling over a final price in the region of £2bn, the Guardian understands. The Australian bank was selected as preferred bidder last October, and submitted a revised bid after Christmas. ...
Is it still a man's world behind the camera? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:21:36 AM
.... . She also worked on the brains in jars with eyeballs which featured in last year's Christmas special. ...
'Employers are missing out' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:58 AM
....That's according to leading charity Arthritis Research UK. This isn't just based on anecdotal evidence - before Christmas the charity questioned more than 2,000 people about their attitudes and experience regarding health and the workplace. ...
Baby boomers don’t deserve to be punished | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 06:31:16 PM
....Employees were valued and treated well. Most firms had a good – contributory – pension scheme, canteen and often Christmas parties for children of employees, all paid for by the company. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
....”. The New York Toy Fair will also be hosting the launch of a new range of Hatchimals, which were the must-have present for Christmas 2016. ...
UK enjoys record tourism as fall in pound boosts visitor numbers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:58:19 PM
.... Americans visiting Britain paid less for hotels and got more pounds when they exchanged their holiday money. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a rush in the run-up to Christmas, with visits from North America up 15% in the final three months of 2016, compared with the same period a year earlier. ...
Brexit vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:51:52 PM
.... Adding to evidence of ailing consumer sentiment, December’s weak performance was revised even lower in the latest sales update to show a 2. 1% decline over the Christmas period. ...
Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:14:42 PM
.... The businesses were forced to pay back £995,233 to workers as well as penalties totalling £800,000 to HMRC. Excuses for underpaying workers included using tips to top up pay, docking workers’ wages to pay for their Christmas party and making staff pay for their own uniforms out of their salary. ...
Weak pound and rising inflation push clothing spend to five-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Britons slashed their spending on new clothes and shied away from the high street in January as they juggled Christmas debts and rising living costs. ...
No place like home: America’s eviction epidemic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:00:03 AM
.... The movers were hoping for a “junk in”, but Larraine asked that her things be taken to storage. The movers began filling boxes with Larraine’s things: the white utensils in the kitchen, a Christmas gift for her grandson. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
....Ostensibly, this flies in the face of the government’s perceived commitment to arms control. On Christmas Eve 2014, the Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood welcomed the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
.... The company said the new stores would create 600 jobs. Waitrose had a strong Christmas, with sales at established stores up by 2. ...
UK supreme court backs woman's right to receive late partner's pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:31:29 AM
....Denise Brewster, from Coleraine, had been living with Lenny McMullan for 10 years. They were engaged on Christmas Eve 2009 but he died suddenly in the early hours of Boxing Day morning. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
....2013 Horsemeat scandal taints supermarket. Later that year it doubles luxury Christmas range to include lobster and launches major seasonal ad campaign. ...
Funds still missing after  our house move from hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 06:59:20 AM
.... The lender’s response was that they were released correctly, and it didn’t offer any real help. It was a disaster – families in the purchase chain had their possessions in lorries over the Christmas period while waiting on this issue to be resolved. ...
Greek debt crisis: an existentialist drama with no good end in sight | Larry Elliott image
....With public support waning, Tsipras is once again hanging tough. He aroused the ire of the Europeans by giving a Christmas bonus to pensioners and free school meals to poverty-stricken families. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... Tesco’s boss at the time, Sir Terry Leahy, tabled his offer at the end of October and his comments echo those of Lewis today when he promised it was “great news for customers”. Things moved quickly and Leahy was able to toast the deal’s success over that year’s Christmas dinner after Patricia Hewitt, then secretary of state for trade and industry at the time, waved it through. ...
Waterstones makes first year of profit since 2008 financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 04:59:43 PM
.... Sales growth has continued in the past year, with a 4. 7% rise over Christmas. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
....The influx of visitors to Birmingham in 2016 provided a fillip to local businesses, with the average spend per head increasing to £82 in 2016, up from £61 three years ago. Stallholders at the Frankfurt Christmas market enjoyed record takings with the event generating £400m for the local economy. ...
Criminal inquiry begins after battery is found in Co-op chocolate bunny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:21:10 PM
....It is the second alleged “tampering” incident involving Co-op chocolate products in six weeks. There was a national recall of chocolate Santas just before Christmas after batteries were found inside two of them. ...
Ex-UBS and Citigroup trader jailed over Libor seeks review of case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:15 AM
....However, last year Citibank settled charges with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission that included “the false reporting of US dollar Libor at times to avoid generating negative media attention and to protect its reputation during the financial crisis from the spring of 2008 through the summer of 2009”. Hayes concluded: “I spent Christmas 2016 in prison, as I did the last, desperately missing my family. ...
E-Scooters scoots off with our hard-earned £600 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 10:30:27 AM
....co. uk) for our kids for Christmas, paying £600 to the company by bank transfer at the beginning of December. ...
How buying a Bovis home came with hundreds of snags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
. When Helen Batt went to view her recently purchased £389,995 Bovis-built home in Maidstone, Kent, for the first time before Christmas, she was expecting to see a spanking new four-bedroom house. ...
Nissan Qashqai owners driven mad by engine failures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
.... It was finally returned, only for the problem to re-emerge just weeks later. Just before Christmas Keogh had to take the car back to the dealer again, and says she was left in tears after being informed that it would require another engine rebuild – just three weeks before she was due to give birth. ...
Hermes courier: 'I felt pressured to work while caring for my dying son' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:02:39 PM
....Amandeep Kaur, 29, a Hermes courier from Leicester, was in the back of an ambulance rushing her seriously ill son to hospital when she first felt the pressure to get back to work. It was two weeks before Christmas, one of the busiest periods for Britain’s booming parcel delivery industry, but Kaur’s six-year-old, Sukhmanjeet, had collapsed at home and she could not make her deliveries. ...
Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
. The Dow Jones industrial average finally broke through the 20,000 barrier on Wednesday morning – a historic high for the leading stock market index and one it has been close to breaching since Christmas. ...
This SIMPLE TRICK helped a bargain hunter SAVE £3,400 on his annual food shopping bill image
....He said: "I love sharing deals I find online, and the UK seems to have a penchant for it. "The Facebook page really took off in the run-up to Christmas when everyone was looking for a bargain. ...
Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:47:01 AM
....”. The retailer, which this year celebrates its 225thbirthday, said higher customer numbers at its airport shops over Christmas also helped boosted trade. ...
Brexit economy: weak pound stokes inflation as jobs market cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:09:22 AM
.... The UK’s trade position deteriorated further on the latest official measures as a jump in imports eclipsed a pick-up in exports. And in a worrying omen for an economy reliant on consumer spending, retail sales fell over the crucial Christmas period. ...
Toy makers warn of price rises as pound's Brexit plunge hits costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:11:39 PM
....“Toys are produced with an 18-month lead-in time, so while some conversations about pricing have already taken place, clearly some tough commercial decisions are having to be made now,” Crookes said. She was speaking at the Toy Fair, a three-day BTHA event at the Olympia in London featuring 270 exhibitors showcasing toys and games likely to be popular next Christmas. ...
Courgette crisis: Spanish farmers hope the worst is over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:02 PM
....Murcia, in south-eastern Spain, is one of Europe’s biggest vegetable-producing regions – a land of lettuces, courgettes, cabbages, peppers, tomatoes and artichokes. After suffering three years of drought, moisture has recently returned in vengeful abundance: heavy rains in December dumped more rain on Murcia in six weeks than it had seen in the previous 156; floods wiped out half the Christmas lettuce crop and then, a few weeks later, came the heaviest snows in more than 30 years. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Except Rahman is not a criminal and has spent three months without access to his money. He might still be without it if the Observer had not intervened shortly before Christmas. ...
Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
....”. Traditionally, migrants delay travel to spend Christmas at home, with numbers rising from late January. ...
Losing the plot: courgette crisis spreads to other vegetables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 04:35:33 PM
....”. Heavy rains in mid-December ruined half the Christmas lettuce harvest in Murcia, and the rains have been been followed by frost and snow, the first snowfall many residents can remember since the early 80s. ...
Friday afternoon conveyancing fraud, plus the merits of 10-year mortgages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:49:16 PM
....Virgin season ticket means I can reserve a seat, so why am I forced to stand?. Debenhams fails to deliver Christmas flowers and ignores my complaint. ...
Mr Kipling maker's shares in exceedingly sharp fall as profits sliced image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 03:09:46 PM
....Shares in Premier Foods, the maker of Mr Kipling cakes, Ambrosia rice pudding and Oxo stock cubes, have fallen sharply after it warned profits would be hit by rising costs linked to the fall in the pound since the Brexit vote. After a tough quarter in the run-up to Christmas, Premier said annual trading profits would be 10% lower than previously expected. ...
Burberry sales soar – from £14 nail varnish to £28,000 alligator coat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 08:48:43 AM
....Burberry’s trademark trenchcoat is about £1,500, but shoppers looking for something a bit more upmarket need an appointment to view the most expensive item on sale, a £28,000 alligator trench coat which is held in a safe behind the scenes, along with a matching handbag. Staff say they sold several over Christmas. ...
UK inflation: now it's the pound in your pocket being devalued image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:25:44 PM
....For the time being shoppers have shut their ears to Cassandras who warn of trouble ahead. In the run-up to Christmas they reached for their credit cards instead. ...
Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
.... Total sales were up 7%. Trading was was particularly strong over Christmas, with shoppers treating themselves to festive bakes and mince pies. ...
Debenhams fails to deliver Christmas flowers and ignores my complaint image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
. Please help me get an explanation for the non-delivery of a Christmas bouquet from Debenhams Flowers. ...
Mistakes were made: readers on the firms with awful customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... I was then advised to my dismay that a cheque had been issued. Knowing it would be delayed over Christmas I spent 10 minutes on hold while they tried to cancel it, only to be told that there was no cheque after all. ...
Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:00:14 AM
....“Up to now, no one has used this technique with the specific aim of cutting packaging. It was used for novelty – which is nice, but a gimmick at Easter or Christmas isn’t going to pay off,” says Michaël Wilde, sustainability and communications manager at Nature & More. ...
UK inflation to hit a two-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
.... Next has warned clothing prices could rise by about 5% in the coming months. Figures published last week by Kantar Worldpanel showed that over the Christmas period supermarket prices rose for the first time in more than two years, underlining expectations that household budgets will come under increased pressure in 2017. ...
Wetherspoon ready for a comeback? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:00:09 AM
....That made him even more unpopular with that particular set (they can occasionally be quite sniffy about his pubs) while his euro rivals rejoiced when the Brexit vote knocked the Wetherspoon shares. Still, might Martin be about to have the last laugh? There are challenges in the sector, but last week All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers reported a “particularly strong” Christmas trading period, seemingly providing another riposte to the doom and gloom predicted by many Remainers. ...
Five minute guide to the surge in the UK stock market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The UK has enjoyed one positive surprise after another, with last week’s official figures showing manufacturing and industrial production growing strongly, while house prices remain buoyant, according to Halifax. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, says UK stocks got a further lift after supermarket giants Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons delivered unexpectedly positive results for the key Christmas period. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
.... A group of scientist are setting up an “Arctic Basecamp” summit in Davos, to lobby delegates about the dangers of climate change. Temperatures at the top of the world were “alarmingly high” last Christmas, they say, with some parts of the Arctic region 20C warmer than usual. ...
A grand investment idea from Kevin McCloud, but it’s not without its risks image
.... This is a planned 161-home development that aims to turn a derelict city site into a sought-after location, more than 30% of which would be affordable. Just before Christmas, HAB announced it had completed the sale of the final house at The Acre development in Cumnor Hill, Oxford, while its Lovedon Fields project at Kings Worthy, near Winchester in Hampshire, has sold more than two-thirds of its houses off-plan. ...
Salmon retail prices set to leap owing to infestations of sea lice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:03:38 PM
....Industry analysts say price rises have been slow to filter through to supermarket shelves because fish is generally bought on six- to 12-month contracts and salmon is one of a basket of items targeted in the supermarket price war with discounters Aldi and Lidl. Major supermarkets keep prices down on luxuries such as salmon, especially at Christmas, to try to tempt shoppers through their doors. ...
Harron Homes left us hanging for months over our half-built house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:00:11 AM
.... Then, after I had booked carpet fitters, hired a van, ordered a sofa, and arranged for a floor fitter for the kitchen and bathrooms, and friends to help with the move, we were told this had been pushed back to 21 December. We had virtually no time to set up before Christmas. ...
'Brexit tourists' exploit weak pound to boost UK high street sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:27:37 PM
. Legions of “Brexit tourists” flocked to the UK to take advantage of the weak pound over Christmas, triggering a huge rise in spending on foreign credit cards. ...
Top fund manager likens Trump market rally to dotcom bubble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:20:12 PM
....2316, followed disappointment that Trump had not given details of his proposed spending and tax plans at Wednesday’s press conference. Pharmaceutical companies, hit by renewed threats by Trump to cut the prices they charge for their drugs, were among the losers, while Christmas trading statements from UK retailers proved a mixed bag. ...

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