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. Halfords and the financial services company Prudential have been criticised for employing young jobseekers without pay for six weeks or more under a government-backed scheme. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
. Halfords and the financial services company Prudential have been criticised for employing young jobseekers without pay for six weeks or more under a government-backed scheme. ...
Power through your work commute on an electric bike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... “Many people who try out e-bikes like them, but are put off because they think they’re too expensive. The GCI makes e-bikes more affordable to more people,” says Rob Howes, managing director at GCI, who also developed Halfords’ cycle-to-work scheme. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
.... An early statement from California that the speculation is wrong, and that it is not in the running, would be welcome. Dennis Millard, the chairman of Halfords, says it is “disappointing” that chief executive Jill McDonald resigned last month to try her hand at selling clothes at Marks & Spencer. ...
Electric bikes help power cycle sales at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:38:37 PM
. Bike and car parts retailer Halfords has reported a surge in demand for electric bikes. ...
FTSE ends flat as Wizz Air takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:01:17 AM
.... Shares in the oil services company plunged almost 30% after it said it had suspended its chief operating officer amid a fraud inquiry. Shares in Halfords added 3. ...
Halfords profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:13:06 AM
. Annual profits at Halfords have been hit by the weak pound despite a strong rise in sales. ...
M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:59:23 AM
....”. Despite the disappointing quarterly figures Rowe pointed to green shoots within its clothing arm, which he will be handing over to Jill McDonald – who has been poached from car parts and bike retailer Halfords – in the autumn. ...
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
....Promotional days have been cut, both in store and online, including the scrapping of eight cyber events and ignoring the heavily discounted Black Friday sales day. Jill McDonald will join later this year as head of non-food and Mr Rowe said he had no concerns about the Halfords boss's lack of fashion experience. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
....The retailer’s turnaround plan is expected to evolve in the coming months following a series of high profile senior appointments. It has hired retail turnaround expert Archie Norman to succeed Robert Swannell, who is retiring as chairman after seven years in the role while Jill McDonald has been poached from car parts and bike retailer Halfords, to the new role of managing director of its clothing, home and beauty business. ...
Marks & Spencer’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Its newish chief exec, Steve Rowe, is to be joined by a fresh chairman, former Asda chief executive Archie Norman. Meanwhile, the retailer is also poaching Halfords boss Jill McDonald to run the clothing business – the improvement of which is Rowe’s “number one priority” as well as it being something of a family dominion. ...
This is the £40 driver gadget that can slash the price of car insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 03:36:00 PM
. Halfords has seen sales of the kit soar by 300 per cent in recent years, while purchases have overall soared by more than 600 per cent in the last two years, according to retail data. ...
Should Halfords replace my faulty four-year-old bicycle? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:00:53 AM
. I bought a bike from Halfords’ Edinburgh Hermiston Gait store four years ago and no longer have proof of purchase. ...
M&S puts faith in fashion novice from Halfords and retail veteran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:04:47 PM
.... But, as we all know, Thelma & Louise ends with the trapped duo driving off a cliff so it’s a powerful metaphor for investors worried about M&S’s ability to dig itself out of a hole. The cavalry arrived last week is the shape of retail veteran Archie Norman, who is to be its new chairman, and rising star Jill McDonald, poached from car parts and bike retailer Halfords, to oversee a clothing business which – despite its long-running problems – clings on to the title of being the UK’s biggest. ...
M&S lifts share price after naming Archie Norman as chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:38:50 AM
....Norman joins M&S as its chief executive, Steve Rowe, battles to improve sales in its under-performing clothing division, overseeing a wide-ranging overhaul that involves shutting stores and revamping its product ranges and prices. M&S said earlier this week it had recruited Jill McDonald, the Halfords chief executive, to manage the struggling clothing, home and beauty business. ...
Marks and Spencer names Archie Norman as new chairman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:29:06 AM
....Mr Norman, who built his reputation as boss of Asda, will replace Robert Swannell, who joined M&S in 2010. The announcement comes days after M&S hired the boss of Halfords, Jill McDonald, to take charge of its clothing, home and beauty business. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
.... The survival period for M&S clothing bosses who fail to make their mark is about two years, so she’s taking a career risk, even if the incentive package is juicy. But isn’t there also something indecent about the haste with which she’s pedalling out of Halfords?. ...
Marks and Spencer hires Halfords boss Jill McDonald image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:30:15 AM
. Marks and Spencer has hired the boss of bikes and car parts retailer Halfords, Jill McDonald, to take charge of clothing, home and beauty. ...
M&S hires Halfords chief to run struggling clothing arm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:12:00 AM
. Marks & Spencer has poached the chief executive of Halfords in an attempt to revive its struggling clothing, beauty and home sections. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
....Official statistics point to cycle use increasing in the UK with 3. 5bn miles cycled in 2016 – 23% above the figure for 10 years before – but the experience of mainstream chains such as Halfords points to a nation of fair weather cyclists with peaks and troughs as the euphoria created by Team GB is dampened by summer rides in lashing rain. ...
Wetherspoon ready for a comeback? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:00:09 AM
....Marks & Spencer has reported its best Christmas in six years, Morrisons its best in seven and Majestic Wine its “biggest ever”, while even dreary old Debenhams did better than expected. This week we get a host more retailers reporting results, including Greggs, Pets at Home, Halfords and N Brown. ...
FTSE 100's record-breaking run continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 09:21:09 AM
....3% after Barclays raised its rating on the company to "overweight". But shares in Halfords and Next were both hit by downgrades from Deutsche Bank. ...
Bike prices could rise because of Brexit vote, says Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 07:13:19 PM
....Bicycle prices could be on the way up as a result of the Brexit vote, because the cost of importing bikes from Asia has surged. The Halfords boss, Jill McDonald, said the retailer was in talks with its suppliers following the pound’s fall. ...
A post-Brexit recovery – for Gove at least image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:00:09 AM
.... He is the final speaker at the conference, so let’s hope he has got his childcare arrangements sorted out. Halfords is pedalling hard, but not quite managing to stand still. ...
Will paper receipts become a thing of the past? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:10:45 PM
....There is also an option of a "short receipt" - which is the tenth of a size of a standard receipt - for those who would prefer a paper record. Another company that provides e-receipt systems to retailers - including Argos, Monsoon and Halfords - is Yocuda. ...
Tesco boss: 'Food price inflation could be lethal for struggling millions' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 02:30:47 PM
....Davies, who was speaking at the Big Debate conference organised by grocery industry body IGD, said it was clear there were inflationary forces in the UK after the Brexit vote but would not say whether they would feed through to price rises on supermarket shelves. “Our role is to do everything we can do to prevent food inflation which is not good for business and highly toxic for consumers,” said Davies, who joined Tesco from car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords 18 months ago. ...
The real reason shops want you to sign up for e-receipts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 02:59:37 PM
.... “They want to bring the functionality and experience that people have online into the store,” says Dan Hartveld, who helped build Ocado’s shopping systems. He is now head of tech at Red Ant, whose clients include Halfords and Topshop. ...
Audi refuses to pay out for longstanding design flaw image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 06:00:18 AM
.... One reader was staggered when he took his Audi Q5 for a first service oil change and was quoted an absurd £434. Halfords Autocentre later offered to do the job for £131, which included the fitting of Audi-approved parts. ...
I bought three Halford bikes, but they are too dangerous for my children to ride image
. I recently bought three Apollo bicycles for my children from Halfords in Wells, which cost a total of £369. ...

Halfords looks to Rio Olympics to pump up cycling sales
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 03:00:19 PM
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:36:29 AM
Halfords looks to Rio Olympics to boost bike sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 07:24:42 AM
. Halfords is hoping for an Olympics bounce to stem a slide in bike sales, which have continued to fall. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 10:18:00 AM
....The bikes created by Trott, one hybrid and three road, will launch just ahead of the Rio Olympics next month. Halfords chief executive Jill McDonald said:“This was a solid performance and we gained market share in both our motoring and cycling divisions. ...
Halfords hopes Olympic effect will re-energise UK bicycle sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:10:19 AM
. Halfords is hoping for a boost from the exploits of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott at the Rio 2016 Olympics, after slowing bike sales weighed on the retailer’s annual results. ...
It’s H for hot air at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 08:00:01 AM
. It is now two years – and two chief executives – since the launch of Halfords’ “Getting Into Gear” three-year plan, a plan that was singled out by Management Today for playing “host to some of the most corny corporate language on the planet” (from an exceptionally strong field). ...
City news: Car manufacturing, Entertainment one, Kingfisher, Wheelies image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 09:37:00 AM
...._______________________________________________________________________________. A PREMIUM bikes business started by brothers Keith and Michael Jones with one shop in Swansea in the late 1980s has been sold to high street chain Halfords for £18. ...
Halfords buys Tredz and Wheelies for £18.4m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 02:40:21 PM
. Welsh mountain biking enthusiasts Michael and Keith Jones will share close to £20m after selling their upmarket bike businesses Tredz and Wheelies to the high street chain Halfords. ...
In-car cameras help sales motor ahead at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:35:11 PM
. The growing popularity of dashboard cameras in cars has boosted business at retailing group Halfords, helping to make up for continuing weakness in the bicycle market since the boom that followed the London 2012 Olympics. ...
FTSE hits 2016 high after Chinese data, while Halfords accelerates on update image
....Mining shares are leading the way forward after better than expected Chinese trade data renewed hopes of a positive outlook for the world’s second largest economy, helping the FTSE 100 to a new high for the year. But retailers are also in focus, with Tesco leading supermarkets lower despite signs of a turnaround, and Halfords higher following a strong fourth quarter. ...
FTSE 100 moves higher but Halfords leads retailers lower on outlook fears image
.... After four years of outperformance we believe that the above-average sector valuation may normalise as earnings growth slows in the face of the above headwinds. Halfords has dropped more than 6% to 396. ...
Mining stocks weigh on FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 09:40:43 AM
.... . On the broader 250 index, shares in the cycling retailer Halfords dropped almost 5% after the broker UBS downgraded the company to a "sell". ...
Manners maketh management: Tesco bosses told to be nicer to staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 03:43:10 PM
....“Rebuilding trust is a core part of what we need to do – rebuilding trust with colleagues, customers and the nation at large – and that will take a period of time and will follow from running our business the right way,” said Davies, as he marked his first year at Tesco with his first public speech at the Retail Week Live conference in London. Davies said he had no regrets about leaving his post as chief executive of the bikes to car parts retailer Halfords and he had been surprised by the warmth of the company culture at Tesco. ...
Business news: Halfords, Aviva and Vivobarefoot image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The retailer’s latest range, described as “high specification, yet affordable”, is the first to be designed by the Olympic champion, who will be looking to add to his four golds at the Rio Games this summer, when the bikes will go on sale. The Wiggins range is Halfords’ third collaboration with an Olympic hero, having previously released a set of women’s bikes designed by Victoria Pendleton and road and mountain bikes from Chris Boardman. ...
Forget the 'miracle mop', meet the British 'Joy' building a cleaning empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 10:16:07 AM
.... Since her screen debut, Kirkham has made dozens of appearances on QVC. Although Mrs Gleam is also now sold by retailers such as Halfords, Ocado, the Co-operative, Lakeland and Kiddicare, QVC accounts for 60% of sales. ...
Halfords managers to take £2m cut in bonuses after disappointing sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:34:20 PM
. Halfords managers and head office staff will take a £2m cut in bonuses after a warm winter and poor summer hit sales last year. ...
City News: Pearson publisher, N Brown retailer, Royal Mail and Halfords image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:34:00 PM
....________________________________________________________________________. CYCLE sales went up a gear at Halfords in the third quarter to keep annual profits on track after dismal trading in the previous three months. ...
Halfords' profits on track after cycle recovery and cost cutting image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:14:54 PM
. Halfords has cut bonuses for 1,000 head office staff by £2m as it tries to stick to its profit forecasts in the wake of tough trading. ...
The sexist surcharge – how women ​get ripped off on the high street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:51:52 PM
....”. Girls start paying for the differences at an early age – it costs an extra £10 in Halfords for a Kiddimoto balance bike decorated with flowers rather than skulls. ...
The unstoppable growth of cycling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 12:06:55 AM
....For businesses in the cycling industry this means booming sales. At Halfords, which is responsible for one in three bikes sold in the UK, sales of its bicycles were up 11% in the year to 27 March 2015. ...
Boxing Day sales to see shoppers return to High Street in droves image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 12:01:39 AM
.... . Halfords is offering 25pc off all adult Boardman bikes, taking the Boardman Road Sport Bike (featuring a lightweight 7005 triple butted alloy frame and Shimano Claris 16 speed gearing) from £449. ...
Boxing Day sales 2015: the best deals at John Lewis, Currys, Next and more - 10am update image
.... . Halfords is offering 25pc off all adult Boardman bikes, taking the Boardman Road Sport Bike (featuring a lightweight 7005 triple butted alloy frame and Shimano Claris 16 speed gearing) from £449. ...
High street stores cut prices to compete for Christmas customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 07:04:35 PM
....The warm weather has already pushed one retailer, Bonmarché, into a pre-Christmas profit warning, and analysts believe others will follow. Earlier this week, analysts at UBS trimmed their profit forecasts for Next, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, N Brown and Halfords, saying “the promotional environment remained intense” in the UK. ...
Hoverboards impounded at UK ports over explosion risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 12:01:14 AM
....Related: The eco guide to hoverboards | Lucy Siegle. At the weekend, high street retailer Halfords issued a recall of its own-brand model, the Air Runner Balance Board, after it was found that some of the £499 products – marketed as a children’s “ride on toy” – had been sold with a mains plug and charger that did not comply with British standards. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 11:41:20 AM
....Dyson has up to £150 off vacuum cleaners, including a DC41Mk2 Multi Floor cleaner. Halfords is offering up to half price off selected kids bikes, plus an additional 10% off. ...
Black Friday 2015: the best UK deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 02:00:17 PM
Bullying tactics: brands can't squeeze suppliers if they're serious about sustainability image
....Regrettably, such practices are all too common. Global brewer Carlsberg is also facing animosity from suppliers after following the likes of Diageo, Halfords and Mars and extending its payment terms to 93 days. ...
City news: HBOS, Halfords, Burberry and BAE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 11:00:00 PM
....t will be published alongside a probe by Andrew Green QC into the enforcement actions of the then City regulator, the Financial Services Authority, following HBOS’s failure. Halfords wheels in Sir Bradley. ...
Halfords shares backpedal as sales slip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 12:04:58 PM
. Shares in UK retailer Halfords have fallen 9% after it reported a near 6% drop in half-year profits on lower bicycle sales. ...
Halfords signs up Sir Bradley Wiggins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 09:45:18 AM
. Halfords has enlisted Sir Bradley Wiggins to to aid its turnaround efforts, after reporting a fall in profits and bicycle sales. ...
Halfords unveils new strategy to pedal company forward as profits fall image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 08:38:40 AM
. Weak cycling sales punctured profits at Halfords in the first-half, as the company unveiled a new strategy to boost sales amid intense competition in the bicycle market. ...
Black Friday 2015: The best deals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 01:34:20 PM
Carlsberg joins 'Hall of Shame' for delaying supplier payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:14:21 PM
....Carlsberg’s letter is the latest in a string of high-profile companies found to be extending payment terms or retrospectively changing agreements. Other recent examples include drinks group Diageo, Morrisons supermarket, Cadbury’s owner Mondelez, confectioner Mars, and retailers Debenhams and Halfords. ...
Black Friday 2015: what are the best deals? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 02:47:35 PM
.... Others retailers who offered deals last year and are expected to get involved again this Black Friday include: AO. com, Apple, Asos, Boots, British Airways, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, eBay, Game, Halfords, House of Fraser, Lakeland, Maplin, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Superdrug and Tesco. ...
All the Best Black Friday 2015 UK deals from Amazon, Apple, Tesco, Game, Argos and more image
....British Airways has 25 per cent off select long-haul flights and £30singel trip tickets to Europe. Halford Black Friday deals Cycling chain Halfords is offering Black Friday deals for the first time in 2015, with 50 per cent off children’s bikes, as well as bargains on technology and motoring gadgets. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 06:43:14 PM
....”. Meanwhile, drivers are taking action to clean up their own engines: Halfords said that sales of fuel additives to tackle diesel dirt have trebled in the last month. ...
Bargain Hunter: 25% off wine at Sainsbury's and free Halfords car checks image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 10:44:55 PM
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.... So without thinking about it, I breezed into a bank and asked for “traveller’s cheques”. The entire branch went quiet and a young, besuited man, hardly able to contain his astonished amusement, said: “I’m sorry, sir – what?” It was like going into Halfords and asking for a replacement big wheel for my penny-farthing. ...
Dave Lewis rings up sales in UK at Tesco image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 04:56:00 PM
....” . Lewis was parachuted in to lead the turnaround a year ago and in that time, he has renovated tired stores, shut unprofitable ones and drafted in new personnel, such as former Halfords boss Matt Davies to head up Tesco’s UK operations. ...

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