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Fever-Tree co-founder toasts £29m payout as shares hit record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:57:47 AM
....”. The company is benefiting from the continuing popularity of gin and tonic, which helped boost sales in continental Europe by 64%. ...
Sainsbury's sales helped by hot weather image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:07:05 AM
....Chief executive Mike Coupe said he was "pleased" with the results - its best growth in four years. Laith Khalaf, an analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The recent heatwave helped to boost sales at Sainsbury's group, as customers turned to the Argos website to buy electric fans and paddling pools to keep cool in the hot weather. ...
Further signs of UK property slowdown in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:32:02 AM
.... And since last month, they have been able to claim less in tax relief on mortgage interest payments. The effect of the changes was to boost sales in March 2016 and March 2017. ...
Colour me image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:08:21 PM
.... Manufacturers of cars, vacuum cleaners, phones, toothbrushes, coffee machines and other household goods all have to choose a colour range for their products. Getting it right can help boost sales. ...
Jaeger clothing chain collapses into administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:13:10 PM
.... . It was acquired by private equity firm Better Capital in 2012, but was put up for sale for about £30m after struggling to boost sales. ...
New John Lewis boss warns of further job cuts and price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:11:10 PM
.... She took over the top job when her predecessor Andy Street quit to stand as the Conservative candidate for mayor of the West Midlands. She added that John Lewis would also be trying to boost sales by merging digital and store-based services. ...
Brexit: the price of post-truth pounds in our pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
....There are numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce, plus full-year results from Shire Pharmaceuticals, which last month agreed to a $350m settlement over US claims that it used “kickbacks and other unlawful methods” to induce doctors to prescribe one of its drugs. The US Department of Justice says Shire staff unlawfully “induced clinics and physicians with lavish dinners, drinks, entertainment and travel” as well as “unwarranted payments” for speaking engagements and cash credits and rebates to boost sales. ...
Tesco hails turnaround as festive sales increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:18:49 AM
.... Sales in Asia were also well below expectations after a slowdown in Thailand following the death of the king. Lewis said Tesco had improved customer service and ranges, helping to boost sales of party food by 24%, premium wine by 20% and Free From specialist allergy-free foods by 18%. ...
'Stay curious' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:03:03 AM
....With 2017 now five days old, any business leader worth his or her salt has got their plans in place for the next 12 months. Be it a strategy to boost sales, a schedule to expand into new territories, or a way to deal with problems, this is the time of year to look ahead. ...
Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe stocks up for future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....Sainsbury’s has already spent £60m on improving the quality of its products including £9m on its takeaway food ranges. Introducing options such as porridge and cold pressed juices and improving basics by, for example, using tomatoes that will not make its sandwiches soggy, has helped to boost sales. ...
Wells Fargo fails US bankruptcy test for a second time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:41:33 AM
...."We believe we will be able to address the concerns raised today in the March 2017 revised submission," Wells Fargo said in a statement. The issue is the latest blow for the bank which in September was fined $185m for illegally opening accounts to boost sales targets. ...
Majestic Wine toasts sales growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:50:05 AM
....Its Naked Wine business matches customers, called Angels, with small wine producers. It had expected said that a US test mail shot had indicated a wider mailout would boost sales strongly, but this had not been borne out. ...
Coke revenues continue to lose their fizz image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 02:23:09 PM
.... . James Quincey, Coca-Cola president and chief operating officer, told a conference last month that a new global marketing campaign called Taste the Feeling was beginning to boost sales. ...
Judge approves VW's record US emissions settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 12:30:17 AM
....The US judge turned down objections from owners who thought the compensation should have been higher, saying the agreement was "adequate and fair". Part of the fines will see the world's second biggest carmaker fund programs towards a better charging infrastructure for electric cars, the development of zero-emission ride-sharing fleets and general efforts to boost sales of emissions-friendly cars. ...
Ex-BHS boss to lead women's fashion retailer LK Bennett image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 07:14:31 AM
....LK Bennett, an upmarket retailer of women's clothes and shoes, said Mr Topp was a "veteran of British retail" whose experience included 20 years at Marks and Spencer. Taking over from interim boss Robert Bensoussan, his task will be to boost sales, which dipped slightly to £94m last year. ...
US bank Wells Fargo fined $185m for opening illegal accounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 06:19:25 PM
. The US' biggest bank Wells Fargo has been fined $185m for illegally opening accounts to boost sales targets. ...
Co-op to sell 298 stores to McColl's image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:22:23 PM
....Co-op Group has agreed to sell 298 of its food stores to McColl's for £117m. Co-op is looking to boost sales of its own-label goods and said the stores sold to McColl's were too small to stock a full range of those products. ...
Burberry's sales down 3% in 'challenging' first quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:22:06 AM
....Burberry said its adjusted profit would be boosted by about £90m if exchange rates remain at current levels. Its new stores helped boost sales by 3% and online sales grew "strongly in all regions". ...
Hobbycraft sales and profits rise amid art and craft boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 06:46:26 PM
....Amid competition from pound stores and discounters, Hobbycraft now has 4,000 different products priced at £1 compared with 200 to 300 two years ago. Selling online is also helping to boost sales. ...
M&S to stop playing music in major stores following customer feedback image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:01:00 AM
....". Music psychology expert Professor Victoria Williamson believes music can boost sales in shops - but only if it is the right music and is in tune with customers. ...
How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 08:00:37 AM
....” Japan Tobacco International, owner of the Benson & Hedges brand in the UK, credited the packaging innovation with a near 47% year-on-year rise in sales. Cigarette manufacturers acknowledge that such innovations boost sales among adults. ...
Britvic to change recipes for more of its drinks to avoid sugar tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:51:20 PM
.... Two-thirds of the drinks that Britvic sells, which include Robinsons squash, Fruit Shoot, Pepsi and J2O, currently fall below the proposed threshold for the tax, which was announced in March by George Osborne, the chancellor. However, Litherland admitted that cutting sugar did not always boost sales: the company lost sales after ditching the added-sugar version of Robinsons because shoppers switched to other brands. ...
Premier Foods says sales rises are a sign it will thrive independently image
.... Premier is hoping to benefit from Nissin’s strength in key markets such as the US, China and Brazil through co-operation on branding and distribution. It also hopes to boost sales of existing products by using Nissin’s portfolio of patents to improve them. ...
House of Fraser in profit for first time in 10 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:58:39 PM
....The company also plans to invest £40m in the year ahead in further improvements to its UK website and IT infrastructure as well as the refurbishment of at least four stores. Six stores, including Huddersfield, Lincoln and Leeds, were refurbished last autumn and Oddy said that work would help boost sales in the year ahead. ...
UK retailers' sales hit by bad weather and early Easter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:01:03 PM
....“This slowdown can’t be viewed in isolation; retail is an industry undergoing significant structural change as the investment in the digital offer continues apace while, from a consumer perspective, more disposable income is being spent on leisure and entertainment,” she said. Some economists had expected the earlier Easter to boost sales, as it has done in previous years when people splash out on seasonal foods and gifts. ...
McDonalds to open 1,250 China outlets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:06:45 PM
. McDonald's is to open 1,250 new restaurants in China over the next five years as it focuses on high-growth markets to boost sales. ...
Nike shares hit by poor sales forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 12:36:28 AM
....Nike is expanding its e-commerce offerings in the country and saw particularly strong sales of its footwear, clothes and athletic equipment over the Lunar New Year period. To help boost sales, Nike is developing a line of new technology-infused products including electronic running shoes that can lace themselves. ...
City news: Nationwide, Ocado and the food and drink sector image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 10:43:00 PM
....Ocado ‘sales up’ as Amazon looms. Online grocer Ocado is expected to boost sales when it posts its quarterly trading update tomorrow, but the City will want to hear about its plans to battle US online giant Amazon. ...
Making money from communist nostalgia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:00:04 AM
....While it has remained popular with middle aged and elderly shoppers, by 2005 the owners were worried that young people and children were instead preferring the chocolate bars made by the global confectionary giants. So the Bucharest office of international advertising agency McCann Erickson was brought in to boost sales. ...
Burberry to launch instant catwalk sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:32:06 PM
....Last year the company said it was merging its three fashions lines - Burberry Prorsum, London and Brit - and they would all be bought under one label, Burberry. Burberry clearly are hoping to boost sales, and profits, from making its clothes available straight away. ...
Burger King expands menu with hot dogs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 07:34:55 PM
.... . This is not the first time the burger chain has turned to new product offerings to boost sales. ...
Nissan boosted by recovering car sales in Europe and US image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 11:52:07 AM
.... . Carlos Ghosn, president of Nissan and its French partner Renault, which is due to report on Friday, said new car models had helped boost sales in markets where consumer confidence was strong. ...
Stop whinging, Vita Coco boss tells Tesco suppliers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 08:00:27 AM
.... Vita Coco has been steadily driving down the cost of its coconut waters and has introduced smaller packing sizes in order to make the drinks more affordable for the mass market. Mr Brook claimed that the business has also slashed prices in a bid to help Tesco boost sales. ...
Mattel shares jump on merger report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:57:41 PM
.... . In an effort to boost sales of its Barbie line, Mattel introduced three new body types and seven new skin tones in January. ...
Why does Sainsbury's want to buy Argos? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:40:13 PM
....3bn to win control of Home Retail Group. It argues buying the group would help it to boost sales growth, improve its delivery networks, and mean they could sell their products to each other's customers. ...
 Bad news for late-night shoppers: Tesco AXES 24-hour stores as customers turn online image
....“We’ll continue to make changes in store in ways that will make shopping at Tesco a better experience for our customers, at the times they want to shop. ”Tesco is under pressure to streamline operations and boost sales amid the rising popularity of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Toy Fair: Retro toys tipped for growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 12:03:31 AM
....Retro toys with a new twist are being tipped at this year's UK Toy Fair to sustain industry growth in 2016. The British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) said the re-launch of many old favourites would boost sales following the industry's highest growth in five years in 2015. ...
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Questor share tip: Fever-Tree shares soar on tonic demand image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 05:11:22 PM
....2m in the year to the end of December compared with the same period a year before. The company enjoyed a good Christmas period and Mr Warrilow said it was not cutting prices to boost sales. ...
St James's Place shrugs off stock market slump to bring in more savers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 02:51:15 PM
.... It also brought in more than 100 new partners to take the total to 2,264. “These recruits should boost sales in 2016 and beyond, while recent years' recruits will also continue to become more productive,” said analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. ...
Why has the UK film industry been making waves worldwide? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 07:30:13 AM
....The US remains the UK’s biggest export market, but as Davis explains, sales in China could soon grow significantly. “English becoming ever more widely spoken will boost sales. ...
Asos shares slip despite 22% sales growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 11:49:25 AM
.... Tiffany Hogan, analyst at Kantar Retail:. Continued expansion of its zonal pricing tool helped to boost sales but continued to depress margins by 40 basis points. ...
Dunelm boss denies interest in Homebase image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 10:29:21 AM
...." . Dunelm is undergoing several important changes as it prepares for its next phase of growth, which includes ambitious plans to boost sales by 50pc over the medium term in a bid to become a household name in the UK. ...
Shoe Zone sales fall despite move into hats and handbags image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 08:30:31 AM
.... . The retailer, which has 535 stores across the UK, has increased its product offerings to include hats, slippers, and handbags to boost sales. ...
Sainsbury's bid for Argos firm rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 01:29:44 PM
....Over the past year, Sainsbury's has been trialling Argos concessions in some of its stores, and the supermarket group said the two firms had "complementary products". In its statement, Sainsbury's outlined its case for buying Home Retail Group, saying it would boost sales growth, improve its delivery networks, and meant they could sell their products to each other's customers. ...
Shoppers exploit 'hedge spending' tactic in the sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 01:26:17 PM
...." . Many retailers have increasingly relied on discounts to boost sales since the financial crash in 2008. ...
Online Christmas sales shoppers set new record before in-store frenzy begins image
....He said this was “clearly a consequence of the extended squeeze on consumers purchasing power that occurred between 2008 and 2014”. Low prices for both food and fuel had helped boost sales by freeing up extra cash in people’s wallets, according to IHS Global Insight. ...
How to survive the January sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 06:00:16 AM
....”. Businesses are well aware of these tendencies, and use them to boost sales, for example by playing up the element of fun. ...
Sales start early on 'Panic Saturday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 11:12:51 AM
....The industry did not reap the rewards of Black Friday - a US shopping tradition imported across the Atlantic, where retailers offer discounts the day after American Thanksgiving in November to kickstart the Christmas shopping season. Experts said this year's UK Black Friday failed to boost sales and many retailers did not make the discounts shoppers had been hoping for. ...
How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 09:37:05 PM
.... . He is here to boost sales of Cadbury's chocolates - the brand is owned by Mondelez - and expand the reach of the US firm's products in rural India. ...
Holland & Barrett plans for £1bn of sales by 2020 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 04:25:54 PM
.... . Hollland & Barrett, which is part of the US health group NBTY, owned by private equity firm Carlyle, is planning to accelerate its international expansion to boost sales. ...
Starbucks pays UK corporation tax of £8.1m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 03:30:50 PM
....8%. Starbucks said in-store technology such as wireless charging Powermats and super-fast Wi-Fi had helped boost sales. ...
Sainsbury's edges ahead of supermarket rivals in run-up to Christmas  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 11:13:45 AM
.... . The Co-operative’s focus on convenience stores meant that it was able to boost sales by 2pc and edge its market share up to 6. ...
SuperGroup slumps 10% on stock fears and discounting for Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 10:52:34 AM
. Shares in SuperGroup have slumped more than 10% on fears that the fashion retailer could be hit by an excess of stock across the sector, leading to discounting to boost sales ahead of Christmas. ...
Selling better, not more: can Patagonia shake up Australia's clothing industry? image
....Marcario argued that the dredging scheme – which is yet to be given the go–ahead – could “fundamentally damage a region of internationally significant ecological significance”, namely the Great Barrier Reef marine park. We’ll never expand just to boost sales if it causes environmental harm. ...
Cashing in on driveways and spare rooms: the UK's sharing entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:20:31 AM
....For consumers, sharing services broaden the market, with greater choice and access to things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. For providers, it can boost sales in an efficient way. ...
Sharp shares surge on debt relief hope image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:37:15 AM
.... . Last week, Sharp said it wanted its workers to buy its products, in a attempt to boost 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. ...
Light at the end of the tunnel seen for UK manufacturers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 12:48:20 PM
.... “Our customers [distributors] are gaining confidence and adding more products to ranges,” Westwood says. Introducing new products has helped to boost sales; this year the company moved production from China to Worcester in the UK. ...
Tag Heuer unveils $1,500 smartwatch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 04:49:16 PM
....By contrast, Tag Heuer is estimated to sell about 350,000 analogue watches a year. That might suggest the LVMH-owned brand has spied an opportunity to boost sales, but one analyst said he thought the launch was more likely a defensive manoeuvre. ...
What is Singles Day and is it bigger than Black Friday? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 07:06:50 PM
.... In 2009, Alibaba – the Chinese online shopping platform that is now one of the world's biggest retailers – spotted a commercial opportunity in this celebration of singlehood. It was also a chance to boost sales in the lull between China’s Golden Week national holiday in October and the Christmas season. ...
VW US sales rise despite scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 04:52:13 PM
....com. Cheap fuel prices and the low cost of borrowing helped other US carmakers boost sales throughout the year. ...
Woolworths profits to fall by a third image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 05:59:40 AM
.... . That announcement came as the company sought to cut as many as 1,200 jobs and boost sales after its first-half profits fell. ...
Questor share tip: GSK shares jump as results beat expectations image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 06:23:36 PM
.... GSK, which saw its shares rise almost 4pc yesterday, is grappling with falling sales of its more profitable prescription drugs. It is also trying to boost sales of less profitable consumer healthcare products such as Sensodyne toothpaste and Horlicks hot drinks. ...
City News: Debenhams, Home Retail Group, Argos image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 07:34:00 AM
....Analysts at Numis forecast the group will post marginally positive like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter, building on flat like-for-like sales in the third quarter, as the group shifted many of its promotions into the group's first half, producing three fewer days of special offers. Debenhams has been overhauling its ranges as part of a turnaround plan to boost sales. ...
Summer of ice cream boosts Unilever despite 'fragile' economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 07:15:43 AM
.... Unilever owns more than 400 brands  Photo: ALAMY. Novelty ice cream flavours, including Magnum's Pink and Black champagne and espresso duo, and Ben & Jerry's Cookie Core range, helped boost sales of refreshments by 8. ...
Xchanging backs Capita bid - but is still talking to Apollo about a higher offer image
.... . Capita said the deal would cut £35m in overlapping costs and help Xchanging boost sales and develop its software, technology and procurement solutions. ...
City news: Rise in the living wage may hit a
....---------------------------------. Strong demand for its breakfasts and range of healthier products is expected to boost sales at Greggs when it posts a trading update tomorrow. ...
English vineyard Chapel Down toasts sales surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 12:04:25 PM
....Related: A quality vintage: English wine industry heads toward maturity. He added that demand for something local and original was also on the rise, helping boost sales of Chapel Down’s lager as well as its still and sparkling wines. ...
How rich are the Beckhams? Wealthier than the Queen image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:15:17 PM
.... . Romeo Beckham recently fronted a Christmas advertising campaign for Burberry, and the luxury fashion brand claimed he helped boost sales by 15pc. ...
VW emissions scandal hits 11m vehicles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 10:38:18 AM
.... . Stupid because manipulating pollution data to boost sales can only be seen as a slap in the face to customers who paid a premium for what they thought was a greener car. ...

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