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.... . She says: “The same holiday in Spain would cost £216 on the Costa Del Sol or £231 on the Costa Blanca. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
.... . She says: “The same holiday in Spain would cost £216 on the Costa Del Sol or £231 on the Costa Blanca. ...
Obesity crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:04:40 AM
....The research concluded that "social globalisation" - changes in the way we work and live - was what was making us fat, rather than the wider availability of cheaper and more calorific foods driven by global trade. Basically, the fact that we are are now increasingly able to work, shop and socialise whilst barely moving a muscle is to blame, says study author Dr Joan Costa-Font. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Instead, Premier Inn emerged as the most popular choice among budget hotels, with 30% preferring it over its nearest rival, Travelodge, on just 14%, prompting HSBC to suggest investors buy shares in Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn. Another reason to buy Whitbread shares is that its other big brand, Costa coffee, is by far the most popular choice among high street coffee shops, with three times more people visiting it than its nearest rival Starbucks. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
....Southwold has one of the highest levels of children on free school meals in the region. In the past five years, several chain stores, from Costa Coffee to Jack Wills have opened on the high street, helping to push up retail rents. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....But Coca-Cola’s announced support for trials of a bottle deposit return service in Scotland has shone a spotlight back on the private sector. Costa Coffee also recently launched a takeaway coffee cup recycling scheme, encouraging drinkers to hand in their cups for polymer-stripping, paper pulping and recycling. ...
Child-induced fatigue costs economy dear, says new study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 09:22:57 PM
.... Until now. In the first study of its kind, Joan Costa-i-Font and Sarah Flèche, of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, have found that baby-induced fatigue is significantly undermining economic performance. ...
Fancy some sun, sea and sand? Brexit means it will cost you 15% more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
. Far from the political arguments raging through the House of Commons, some of the first real-life effects of the Brexit referendum will soon be found in a deli in New York or a bar on the Costa Brava. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
.... Independent retailers have already been promised the moon on a stick. But when I look back at some of the initiatives, such as the Future High Street Forum, what I see is a panel including the CEOs of Costa Retail and the British Property Federation (neither known for championing the little guy). ...
Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:36:32 PM
....And in a Europe preoccupied with other matters – and in fear of an anti-establishment ascendant far right – the prospect of that happening is slim. “What we are witnessing is a disaster for the real economy because everything is on hold,” said Costas Panagopoulos who heads the Alco polling institute. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
.... Insurance broker Lloyd’s has signed up. Simply Cups is currently working with Costa, Pret a Manger and McDonald’s, collecting cups from a few of their stores on a trial basis. ...
Let’s move to Scarborough, North Yorkshire: ‘Where seasiding began’ image
.... It’s mine, all mine. You can keep your Costa Brava and all of that palaver. ...
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Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
....Greggs now has more than 1,700 shops. Tom Berry, analyst at Verdict Retail: “Greggs’s confidence in becoming a more varied and appealing food service provider, increasing its threat on the likes of Pret a Manger and Costa, is highlighted through plans such as broadening its hot drinks offer to options such as vanilla latte and Fairtrade peppermint tea. ...
Five-minute guide to booking your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:55:00 PM
....” . Currently, you can find a room in Benalmádena on the sun-soaked Costa del Sol, Spain, from £206 a week per person in July, with flights from London Stansted. ...
Buying a Christmas gift card today? Don't be victim to RIP OFF vouchers costing YOU £300M image
....The Government is now stepping in to clamp down on the traders, putting forward proposals that gift cards should carry a minimum two year expiry. If the measures are put in place, it would change the cards on offer from French Connection, Habitat, Costa and Ticketmaster - as their cards expire in just one year. ...
Information commissioner reopens file on construction industry blacklisting image
.... There were also notes on personal relationships and suggestions that workers were incompetent. Some of the biggest names in the construction sector, including Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine, settled with the GMB, Ucatt and Unite unions this year on allegations of using the list. ...
AstraZeneca to move some UK jobs to Poland, Costa Rica and Malaysia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:26:06 PM
. AstraZeneca has said it will move some back office jobs from the UK to Costa Rica, Poland and Malaysia in a drive to cut costs following a slide in profits. ...
Brexit vote dents British demand for Spanish property image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 03:17:29 PM
....No other nationality buys as much property in Spain as the British, and in recent years they have made a significant contribution to the recovery of the Spanish property market. About 28% of holiday homes on the Costa del Sol are sold to Britons and 26% on the Costa Blanca. ...
Rubbish cooking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:10:19 AM
....". Fear of a negative reaction from customers initially drove Rubies in the Rubble founder Jenny Costa to keep quiet on the origins of her chutneys, made out of fruit and vegetables destined for the bin. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
.... . A report, from the Institution of Civil Engineers and construction giant, Costain, is calling for a "recruitment revolution" to avoid a skills gap. ...
Loans boss paid hackers to attack consumer website, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 03:48:44 PM
....”. The court was told Frazer-Mann used the Liberty Reserve payment system, based in Costa Rica, which allowed users to transfer money by giving a name, date of birth and email address. ...
Dear Mr Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:16:50 AM
.... Don't take it away definitely, and a bit more would be welcome," he says. In South Wales construction giant Costain is working on a £200m road project that involves building 16 structures, 12km (7. ...
Big Bang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:02:29 PM
.... . The following years saw them closing down venerable firms like Vickers da Costa, Scrimgeour Kemp-Gee, Fielding Newson-Smith, Wood Mackenzie; names that now appear only in history books and at the bottom of senior financiers' resumes. ...
Whitbread lifted by Costa and Premier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 08:40:58 AM
. Whitbread's sales and profit rose in the first six months of the year, boosted by growing sales at its Costa Coffee and Premier Inn chains. ...
Mining stocks boost for FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 07:44:46 AM
....64. Costa Coffee owner Whitbread dropped 3. ...
Women at the top image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 04:08:42 PM
....She'll need that to help get Royal Mail back on track - earlier this year it reported a 33% fall in annual profits as it faces increasing competition. Alison joined Whitbread - owner of Premier Inns and Costa Coffee - in January this year, having forged her career in banking - most recently at from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was head of their retail division. ...
Can you still afford to buy a property overseas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing director at Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, says prices are rising steadily in popular tourist areas such as Majorca, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. ...
Auction halves number of Greek private TV stations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:58:16 PM
....The government has previously accused Greek media companies of being "vampires" that have lived on borrowed money and with overt links to Greek oligarchs. The auction has faced widespread criticism and Costas Kimbouropoulos from Skai, one of the winning bidders, said: "We were not contesting a license, we came to negotiate a ransom. ...

Beautiful toucan receives 3D-printed prosthetic beak
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:53:38 AM
....Grecia, the stunning toucan lost his beak last year. When found by locals, he was brought to ZooAve, an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica, where they raised funds for his new beak. ...
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Dinner party double dippers spread germs through their disgusting habits, scientists say
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....The worrying phenomenon was outed as a social crime in an episode of the Seinfeld comedy series. The 1993 episode saw the hapless George Costanza shamed for double dipping a cracker in a dip at a wake. ...
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Dozens of New York mobsters arrested by the FBI with names such as 'Muscles', 'Tony the Cripple', 'Mustache Pat' and 'Tugboat'
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....To evade law enforcement, mobsters allegedly used code to arrange meetings at highway rest stops and restaurants, the indictment claimed. Illegal gambling was a major source of funds - one New York establishment held poker tournaments and took bets on the horses - while sports gambling businesses operated in New York, Florida, New Jersey and Costa Rica, it added. ...

Posher and more male than in 2012: the sporting heroes carrying Britain's hopes at the Rio Olympics 
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....Freestyle swimmer Cameron Kurle is a current pupil, while Old Millfield-ians include Helen Glover, the gold medal-winning rower, hockey player Simon Mantell and the long jumper Jazmin Sawyers. It is believed to be the largest number of UK competitors from a single school and is larger than squads sent by countries including Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. ...

Shark bites bather at crowded Costa Blanca beach in Spanish holiday hotspot
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. A holidaymaker has been treated in hospital after being bitten by a shark at a packed Costa Blanca beach. ...
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British mother arrested in Benidorm for 'abandoning nine-year-old twin boys' while out drinking
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....Police in Benidorm have arrested a British holidaymaker accused of abandoning her nine-year-old twins while out drinking. One of the boys was taken into a police station by a couple who found him walking alone on the streets of the Costa Blanca resort looking for his mother. ...
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Waste mountain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:03:30 AM
.... . The takeout cups that are the stock-in-trade of High Street coffee giants such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa are currently almost impossible to recycle. ...
Cut-price holiday picks: Five-minute guide to locations to beat tourist hotspots image
....It would cut the cost of a week’s holiday from £4,532 to £3,468, saving the family £1,064. Shunning touristy Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol in favour of lesser-known Vigo in north-west coast of Spain would cut the cost of a week-long trip from £4,492 to £3,508, saving £984. ...

US surfer survives 'vicious' crocodile attack at Costa Rica beach
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:02:39 AM
. An American surfer was in serious but stable condition after being attacked by a large crocodile at a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Friday. ...
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European holiday hotspots cheaper now compared with two years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:00:04 AM
....Post Office Travel Money compared 14 European resorts and found that prices of meals and other holiday expenses are lower now than in 2014 in many, and significantly down on the prices paid in 2011. Visitors to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, the Costa Blanca in Spain, the Portuguese Algarve and Crete will enjoy cheaper meals, drinks and snacks than they would have two years ago, with some prices lower than last year, when the pound was riding high at €1. ...
Spain opens the door for UK holiday home buyers to reclaim lost money image
. Surrounded by mountains but half an hour’s drive from Costa Blanca’s beaches, the old fortress town of Castalla offered the best of life in Spain for Gary Wainwright and his wife Lesley. ...
Debenhams poaches Amazon's Sergio Bucher as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:19:31 AM
....” However, consumers were spending more on health and beauty, he said, with beauty spending going up by 3% or more, as well as food and gifts – trends that Debenhams wants to tap into. The department store has been courting younger customers by introducing Ed’s Easy Diner, Costa Coffee and Patisserie Valerie into its shops. ...
JD Wetherspoon launches price war with 99p tea and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:38:34 PM
....Those seeking a flat white or skinny decaf latte will be disappointed – the company will offer only Lavazza filter coffee and Tetley tea. Wetherspoons already sells more than 50m cups of coffee in its pubs each year, as well as about 25m breakfasts, but from this week it will compete with takeaway chains such as Starbucks, Costa, Pret A Mangerand Greggs. ...
REVEALED: How the cost of family holiday SOARS when school's out image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 05:18:00 PM
. The price of holidays for a family of four at a four star hotel in Tenerife, Majorca, the Costa del Sol and the Algarve prices increased by up to 115 per cent in the school holidays, compared with the same trip taken two weeks before, according to FairFX. ...
Planning to flee Donald Trump's America? It might not be that easy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 10:00:02 AM
.... Then, too, there are some Americans that Canada won’t want, including, sadly, those they feel will be too much of a drain on the country’s single-payer healthcare system. A university professor from Costa Rica, Felipe Montoya, recently was denied permanent residency in Canada because his son has Down’s syndrome. ...
Construction firms apologise in court over blacklist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 02:43:52 PM
....The apology listed those who had headed the secret operation since 1993 – Cullum McAlpine and David Cochrane of McAlpine, Tony Jennings of John Laing Construction, Danny O’Sullivan of Kier, Stephen Quant of Skanska and Trevor Watcham of Balfour Beatty. The firms – Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci – told the court that they hoped their apology meant that “this matter can be treated as a closed chapter”. ...
Blacklisted workers win £10m payout from construction firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 11:01:20 PM
....The GMB union, which reached a settlement last month, said it believed the total value of compensation in the case was about £75m for 771 claimants, with legal costs on both sides estimated at £25m. Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci said they had settled the litigation between them and individuals represented by Unite, bringing an end to all legal claims. ...
Norwegian wealth fund to focus on executive pay at AGMs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:47:40 PM
....Data compiled by ISS shows that two pay deals have already secured “no” votes – those at BP and Smith & Nephew – compared with none by this stage over the previous three years. “The average level of dissent for advisory remuneration report resolutions across the FTSE All Share continues to outpace that evidenced in recent years,” said Stephan Costa, executive director at ISS, the corporate governance consultancy. ...
English businesses 'should be forced to show hygiene scores' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 11:01:08 PM
.... Both shops were found to have large mouse infestations when Croydon council food and safety officers visited. Liverpool city council health inspectors found a mice infestation at a city centre branch of Costa Coffee, which was fined £13,200 in court in March. ...
Will BHS's deficit sink the pensions lifeboat? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 06:40:57 PM
....New chief executive, new dividend policy. Well, not completely new – but a 10% improvement at Whitbread is only half the pace the Premier Inn and Costa Coffee combo has managed in each of the past two years. ...
China expansion brewing for Costa Coffee owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 12:34:42 PM
. Whitbread, the company behind Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, is combating slowing sales by setting out new strategic goals, which include accelerating its UK refurbishment programme and expansion in China. ...
City news: Boohoo.com, Premier Inn, Cobham, Standard Chartered image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 08:24:00 AM
....Alison Brittain reiterated the group’s previously flagged milestones of 85,000 UK hotel rooms and £2. 5billion sales at its Costa coffee chain by 2020. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 06:22:59 AM
City news: Tesco, Co-op, Asos and Costa coffee image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Rogers joined Whitbread, which also owns hotel chain Premier Inn, as fiance director in 2005. Under his leadership, Costa has grown from 2,500 stores to over 3,200 but recent sales growth cooled to 0. ...
Tata Steel: part-public ownership with major private appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:01:39 PM
.... If so, best to get on with it: if ever there is a moment for Brussels to be flexible on state-aid rules, it is when the outcome of the UK referendum looks tight. Christopher Rogers had been passed over twice for the chief executive’s job at Whitbread, so you can’t blame the boss of the Costa Coffee subsidiary for hopping off after 11 years. ...
Costa Coffee boss to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 10:19:02 AM
. The boss of Costa Coffee is leaving after leading the chain through a rapid expansion over the past four years. ...
Oil lifts stocks despite IMF warnings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 10:11:05 AM
....Whitbread's shares were down 2. 4% after it said that the managing director of its Costa Coffee chain, Christopher Rogers, was leaving the company. ...
FTSE falters on inflation but miners lifted by Anglo American and Chinese hopes image
....Whitbread is down 75p at £37. 57 on news that Christopher Rogers was leaving as managing director of its Costa business, to be replaced by Dominic Paul who joins from Royal Caribbean. ...
The tools being used in Latin America and the Caribbean to protect children online image
.... The app uses location data to provide telephone numbers, addresses and best routes to access organisations that help protect children, such as police stations and protection counsels. Another mobile app in Costa Rica, Empodérate, educates children on their rights and enables them to report abuse, request information and contact emergency services. ...
Smash the mafia elite: we should treat offshore wealth as terrorist finance | Paul Mason image
.... If wealth equals power, then the doubling of ratio of wealth to income in the advanced economies since the 70s (see Piketty and Zucman 2014) could tilt power so far in the direction of a new hereditary elite that there is no return. Last week, Costas Efimeros, the editor of a Greek investigative website, warned that the Panama revelations might be the “last chance” for leak-journalism. ...
BrewDog gives coffee a shot in attempt to lure daytime customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:54:31 AM
....Third Wave houses a coffee shop called Brew Lab that espouses similar principles to BrewDog by presenting a craft alternative to multinational corporations. The name is understood to be a reference to the so-called second wave of coffee culture that saw chains such as Starbucks and Costa come to dominate the high street coffee industry. ...
Virgin America bought by Alaska Air, triggering Branson windfall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 11:37:18 AM
....The deal will also give Alaska more slots at airports in the north-east US such as Ronald Reagan Washington national airport and John F Kennedy and LaGuardia in New York. Alaska has a market value of about $10bn and flies from more than 100 cities in the US, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. ...
Alaska Air to acquire Virgin America image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 10:49:56 AM
....He added that consolidation is a trend that "cannot be stopped", with the four largest airlines now controlling more than 80% of the US market. Alaska and its partner regional airlines, which in total account for about 5% of US domestic flight capacity, serve more than 100 cities in the US, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. ...
Port Talbot's future – yet another industrial heritage centre? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 02:24:45 PM
.... The blast furnaces are reminiscent of the Anish Kapoor sculpture in London’s Olympic Park but more delicate-looking as well as more purposeful. If not the Costa del Talbot, what else can the town offer?. ...
..... (Reporting by David Milliken; Writing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa; Editing by William Schomberg). ...
City news: Lloyd's, Odeon, B&Q and William Hill image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The cinema chain took a record £87million in box office receipts over the first 15 days of showing The Force Awakens as its removal of online booking fees generated bumper advance ticket sales. Improving its range of wines and rolling out Costa coffee to 54 cinemas also helped lift retail sales to £180. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:20:37 AM
.... . (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by William Schomberg). ...
No plans to tax coffee cups, UK government says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 08:22:15 AM
.... But within hours he was contradicted by a spokesman for Defra, who said there were no plans to create a new tax. Britain’s biggest coffee chains, including Starbucks, Costa, Caffè Nero and Pret, were accused this week of making misleading claims about recycling that led to consumers falsely believing their cups were environmentally friendly. ...
Whitbread recovers some ground after recent price falls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 11:39:34 AM
....Despite the market continuing to drift lower Whitbread has recovered some ground from its recent falls. A trading update last week showed signs of a slowdown in its two main businesses, Costa Coffee and Premier Inns, but analysts at Jefferies believe the decline in its shares may have gone too far. ...
How to join the franchise boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 07:30:14 AM
.... In 2015, the industry’s annual turnover was over £15bn, and it now employs over 600,000 people, according to a recent survey by the British Franchise Association. The unique business model dominates the high street, KFC, McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Subway and Starbucks all run on this model. ...
Employers 'will cut overtime and weekend pay' to meet living wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 12:01:07 AM
.... Hiring among retailers stands at +8%, its highest level since 2007. Hick said: “We’ve already seen high-profile companies like Costa Coffee and Next saying they will need to raise prices to pay for the changes. ...
How Greggs conquered Britain: ‘Nobody can quite believe how well it has done’ image
.... It is hard to feel too sorry for Greggs’ new competitors such as Pret a Manger or Eat, but high streets up and down the land are littered with the ghosts of old local bakeries killed by Greggs’ power. “Everybody in the industry is watching Greggs, because nobody can quite believe how well it has done,” says Helen Colley, a food consultant who works on cakes for Nando’s and Costa. ...
Mining shares lead FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 09:33:33 AM

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