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....A February 2012 document from BAT’s Group Portfolio Management Office – Strategy & Planning stated that the break-even point would be the sale of 75m sticks for year one. “The overriding objective of this project was to enter the South Sudan market in Q4 2011 and establish a viable business model with a consumer relevant brand portfolio that delivers a sustainable month on month organic volume growth with the lowest possible investment,” it says. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation has defended a controversial partnership with Cadbury owner Mondelēz and the creation of a rival sustainable cocoa sourcing scheme. In his first public comments since it was announced that Cadbury’s Green & Black’s range is launching a new chocolate bar that is neither Fairtrade nor organic, Michael Gidney said it was important that consumers understood how large-scale ethical sourcing could help cocoa farmers - among the poorest in the world - and that the new model could be a template for the future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes image
....A February 2012 document from BAT’s Group Portfolio Management Office – Strategy & Planning stated that the break-even point would be the sale of 75m sticks for year one. “The overriding objective of this project was to enter the South Sudan market in Q4 2011 and establish a viable business model with a consumer relevant brand portfolio that delivers a sustainable month on month organic volume growth with the lowest possible investment,” it says. ...
Fairtrade chief defends cocoa sourcing scheme with Cadbury owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 04:55:37 PM
....The chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation has defended a controversial partnership with Cadbury owner Mondelēz and the creation of a rival sustainable cocoa sourcing scheme. In his first public comments since it was announced that Cadbury’s Green & Black’s range is launching a new chocolate bar that is neither Fairtrade nor organic, Michael Gidney said it was important that consumers understood how large-scale ethical sourcing could help cocoa farmers - among the poorest in the world - and that the new model could be a template for the future. ...
Green & Black’s new bar shows Fairtrade is under threat. But we still need it | Lucy Siegle image
.... This is a miserable summer to be a mainstream ethical consumer. I am currently preoccupied by Mondelēz and the news that the ethical brand from its stable, Green & Blacks is – for the first time ever – launching a chocolate bar that is neither Fairtrade nor organic. ...
Green & Black's new UK chocolate bar will be neither organic nor Fairtrade image
. Green & Black’s is launching its first UK chocolate bar that is neither organic nor Fairtrade-certified. ...
Cheers! Heineken toasts rise in half-year operating profit to £1.6 billion image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Asia Pacific and the Americas had reported most growth, with Europe, Africa and the Middle East also up. Chief executive Jean-Francois van Boxmeer said in a statement: "We delivered strong results in the first half year, with all four regions contributing positively to organic growth in volume, revenue and operating profit. ...
HSBC shows what happens when a bank stops shooting itself in the foot | Nils Pratley image
.... But it now operates in 68 countries, rather than 93 at the peak, which allows senior management to have a firmer grasp of what it is happening in the far corners of the empire. In parallel, HSBC has concentrated on organic growth, rather than chasing a quick buck via acquisitions, which was its habit in the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... Gains made in one corner can lead to losses elsewhere. Large-scale livestock farms can, for example, have a much smaller carbon footprint per kilo yield than bespoke organic farms, but the impact on the water table can be dire. ...
Love Island is awful – but ITV's prospects are better | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 06:54:35 PM
.... But the US side of the operation, armed with cheap ’n’ cheerful formats that keep returning, looks increasingly like a sound investment. After a wobble last year, ITV Studios’ revenues from the US rose by a third or a half to £143m, depending on whether you prefer an “organic” or actual measure. ...
$16 falafel patties anyone? Amazon moves into meal-kit market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 08:47:22 AM
....In the US, it took a much larger step into the food market in June, announcing a $13. 7bn acquisition of US organic grocer Whole Foods. ...
Ocado's self-drive vehicle makes deliveries in first UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:02:30 PM
.... It faces competition not only from established supermarkets in the UK, but also from US retail titan Amazon, which launched its own grocery delivery service in the UK in June 2016. This month, Amazon expanded its grocery portfolio by buying organic foods chain Whole Foods for $13. ...
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:11:01 AM
....However, all four lost market share as Aldi and Lidl increased sales by more than 18%, fuelled by new store openings. Fears are growing that traditional grocers will face increasing competition from Amazon, which announced the buyout of organics specialist Whole Foods Market this month. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
.... It currently has nearly 200 open jobs there. Though Whole Foods has hit turbulence as bigger rivals have expanded their organic offerings, Austin at least is expanding its population of young professionals likely to be drawn to the company’s ethos and products, and unlikely to balk at the cost. ...
Luxury cat hotels and 'fur-jazzles': pet care goes upmarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:45:36 AM
....”. Owners pay from £17 a day for a single room – but can upgrade to a larger one and pay more for special treats such as play sessions and a “relaxing paw massage using the finest organic paw balm”. ...
Could growth hacking be the low-cost key to business success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....“The benefit of growth hacking is it’s low cost, it is just time intensive,” he says . He believes building a business profile organically on Facebook and Twitter is a dated approach and entrepreneurs should look to piggyback on the influence of other people. ...
Organic milk not good for the land, says ad watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:55:03 AM
. Buy a pack of organic milk and generally you feel you have done the world and the environment a service - albeit a small, litre-sized one. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
....There are other challenges presented by this way of interacting with networked information. It’s difficult, for example, for a user to determine whether the options they are being offered by a virtual assistant result from what the industry calls an “organic” return – something that legitimately came up as the result of a search process – or from paid placement. ...
Selling up or selling out? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:18:14 PM
...." . From craft beer firms to organic food businesses, ethical fashion labels to beauty brands, many small firms have sold up to bigger ones only to be accused of selling out. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
. It’s hard to think of a better poster child for “conscious capitalism” than Whole Foods Market, the high-end grocery store that made a name for itself selling organic produce in feel-good, mood-lit stores. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
....”. This is likely to be a more organic process, whereby the government funds municipal networks that will take over the National Grid on an area-by-area basis. ...
Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules image
....Companies were accused of ramping up production of branded packaging in the days leading up to 20 May last year, in order to stockpile packets for sale during the 12-month grace period in which their sale was still permitted. As well as the ban on branding and packs of 10, a series of new restrictions will come into force on Saturday, including larger health warnings and a ban on descriptions such as “low tar” or “organic”. ...
Vodafone reports hefty loss after hit from Indian unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:12:13 AM
....Mr Colao said earnings were expected to grow, thanks to average revenues from contract customers stabilising. Cash flow is ahead of analysts' expectations, although organic service revenues growth slowed to 1. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....Orla finds relevant content for businesses, analyses followers of competitors and suggests recommendations for retweets and follows. “Doing all of this organically would take hours per day, with Orla, it takes minutes,” Winterstein adds. ...
As sure as eggs is eggs? It's not that simple any more image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 12:05:21 PM
....If you thought eggs were an inexpensive food, you haven't shelled out for the latest designer nutritional fad. Caged, barn, free-range, organic: the different varieties of eggs on sale are already pretty confusing for consumers. ...
Fast-charging smartphones set for launch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:50:02 AM
....In 2015, he told the BBC his firm's battery contained materials that allowed for "non-traditional" reactions and the unusually fast transfer of ions from an anode to a cathode - the electrical process that charges a battery. The design involves nanomaterials, which feature extremely small structures, and - unnamed - organic compounds. ...
Sun trap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:07:44 PM
....Today's commercial solar cells convert only about 16% to 20% of the sun's energy into electricity. Solar cells based on semiconductors with both organic and inorganic parts - called perovskite solar cells - might boost this up to around 30% if combined with conventional silicon technology. ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
....Callum McCahon, strategy director at social media agency Born Social, says it’s a fundamental ethical issue. “The majority of the time it isn’t clear whether an influencer is being paid, or whether it’s a genuine, organic recommendation,” he says. ...
'Eat to extinction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:10:19 AM
....Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen also happened to be in China on an official visit this week. He met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing on Wednesday and signed a range of trade deals, including one to export Danish pork and organic produce to China. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....Crozier, a former boss at the Football Association and Royal Mail, has spent the seven years since the recession attempting to diversify ITV away from its overdependence on TV ad revenues by building digital income and investing more than £1bn in building its production business. ITV Studios, which experienced a slowdown last year with organic revenues falling by 7%, makes shows such as Victoria, Poldark, Cold Feet and The Voice for ITV and other broadcasters. ...
English vineyards report 'catastrophic' damage after severe April frost image
....” The length of the winemaking process means the supply squeeze will not become apparent to wine drinkers until 2018 when this year’s still wines are released and 2020 for sparkling wine. Nick Wenman, who owns the Albury organic vineyard in Surrey, said the devastating cold snap had been the biggest setback he had faced since planting the vineyard eight years ago. ...
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Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
. Lunchtime customers at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Union Square had little trouble expressing the shortcomings that have led the once high-flying, organic-focused retailer to become linked with a takeover. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
.... Now all the major supermarkets carry it on their shelves. Customers are spoilt for choice in 2017 with hummus coming in a range of flavours including onion, lemon and coriander, roasted tomato, red pepper, piri piri, sweet chilli as well as organic, low fat and extra rich versions. ...
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work image
.... These are places where the labor of self-improvement and self-purification continue long after the labor required to pay one’s bills ends. And they exist alongside a complementary ecosystem of juice bars and organic food stores, where one obtains the proper fuel to power the production of the self. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
.... . In his blog post Mr Dunn, a former Coca-Cola executive, said that the machine - or 'press' - along with packs of fresh organic produce and a smartphone app combined to "enable a great experience". ...
Unilever sales rise on higher prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 08:45:55 AM
....But both firms said they expected to meet sales goals stated previously. Nestle reported organic growth of 2. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... I give all my customers five stars except Nicholas, whom I give one star out of petulance at his laziness. This job is to collect a “Buckaroo” burger (beef, aged cheddar, brisket, wild mushroom and smoke sauce on a brioche bun) and fries from the trendy organic chain Bareburger in the Financial District and take it to a university lecturer 0. ...
Unilever to sell off Flora and Stork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:57:38 AM
....Tom Berry, a retail analyst at Global Data said: "Consumers are moving away from large, full-fat spreadable products. They are looking for healthier options such as gluten-free and organic. ...
Grape Britain: UK merry on organic wine as sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:56:00 PM
....It is made from grapes grown without pesticides and chemicals, is kind to the environment and rarely triggers hangovers. Sales of organic wine are booming in the UK as part of the growing trend for “conscious consumerism”. ...
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 09:58:06 AM
....“Accordingly, LSEG now plans to initiate an on-market share buyback of £200m, an amount broadly equivalent to the return it would have made had the merger with Deutsche Börse proceeded as planned,” LSE Group said. “LSEG continues to be actively engaged in exploring selective inorganic and ongoing organic investment in order to drive further growth and will continue to consider opportunities for further capital returns in line with its capital allocation framework. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
.... Advertisers pay Google when someone clicks through to their website, having searched for specified terms. Google displays the highest-bidders' ads alongside its "organic" search results. ...
Rehab to riches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:06:33 PM
....Khalil also started to become obsessed with making his own vegetable and fruit juices after he met an old friend from Ohio. "He was a little bit like a hippie, and started teaching me about vitamins, organic food, super food," says Khalil. ...
Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kids image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
....While for some, designer labels are what matter, for others it’s brands with ethical credentials or those that manufacture in the UK. At upmarket London department store Liberty, Sarah Coonan, head of buying for the Little Liberty range, said: “When you’re buying for your cherished child or someone else’s, it doesn’t sit well if what you’re buying is not ethically sourced and organic: the majority of our customers ask questions about a garment’s provenance. ...
Let’s move to Rhayader & the Elan valley, Powys: sublime natural beauty image
.... Come for red kites. Though judging from the wholefood shops, organic farms and high per capita pub ratio hereabouts, it’s more craft beer spelt-eaters than spiritual gurus the valley’s attracting these days. ...
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Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... Populating the world with more stuff that will eventually get thrown away is bad for the planet; the popularising of outdoor culture of all sorts is bad for specific places of natural beauty, which risk being overrun with people; and finally – and most difficult – the entire ethos of growth and profit and consumption is unsustainable for humanity and the health of the planet. Jill Dumain, the director of environment strategy, who has been at Patagonia for more than 27 years, can easily list all the ways the company is trying to do the right thing, among them the decision, in the 1990s, to use only organic cotton, and in 2013 to switch to torture-free goose down. ...
Senate votes to repeal labor protection laws that safeguarded poultry workers image
....’”. Worker protections save taxpayer money, said Berkowitz and too often, the plight of the animals being processed receives closer attention than the treatment of the people processing them: “Consumers care about whether it’s organic, whether it’s free-range, whether it’s humanely raised, but what about the nation’s men and women who staff the plants? Do they care if they’re humanely treated? It’s not just ‘being nice’. ...
Sorrell: companies that offend good governance tend to perform better image
....Sorrell said that the 1% downgrade could largely be attributed to the loss of income after losing the AT&T and VW advertising accounts. “The move from 3% organic growth outlook to 2%, in practice, does not have a huge impact on forecasts,” said Thomas Singlehurst, an analyst at Citi. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
.... . "This makes any meaningful upside dependent on a takeover, as organic growth looks trickier, some very smart production acquisitions notwithstanding. ...
Free-range eggs temporarily lose status after bird flu measures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:46:06 AM
....". There are four different types of eggs sold in the UK, all of which are stamped on the carton: organic, free-range, barn-reared, and caged. ...
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MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:18:09 PM
...."Like most of its competitors, Samsung has seen its tablet sales erode in recent years, as larger smartphones have pushed into tablet territory," noted Rhoda Alexander at analysts IHS Technology. But she added that the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and powerful specifications of the new tablets should help differentiate the products from competitors. ...
Hens housed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 05:08:55 PM
.... So what are the rules around the free range status - and what do recent changes mean for farmers and consumers?. There are four different types of eggs sold in the UK, all of which are stamped on the carton for you to see: organic, free range, barn-reared, and caged. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
. Demand for organic food is at its highest for more than a decade, according to major retailers. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
....But the continued low-interest-rate environment is a painful cap on its ability to generate income. Co-op is a bank that has a fundamentally weak capital base, and few obvious ways to rebuild it organically. ...
Let’s move to Kirkwall and Orkney: all sea, sky and peace image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:30:13 PM
....”. Steve Sankey “We moved to South Ronaldsay from Edinburgh, to start a wildlife tourism business, raise our son and farm organically. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
.... One of its biggest rivals, Marks & Spencer, has also been expanding fast in recent years, opening hundreds of its Simply Food convenience stores. Those who want to treat themselves or are concerned about ethical eating also have a range of other options from organic vegetable boxes to the mainstream supermarkets’ premium ranges. ...
Gucci owner gets teeth into snakeskin market with python farm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:47:46 PM
....The python farm is part of Kering’s efforts to improve its sustainability and environmental standards. The luxury fashion house is asking all its brands to use more sustainable raw materials and fabrics such as organic cotton and merino wool produced on sustainable farms in New Zealand. ...
Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:26:06 PM
....First created in the 1890s by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Tiffany lamp has enjoyed ups and downs in popularity over the years, but these gaudy art nouveau confections of stained glass refuse to go away. As cultural commentator Aline Saarinen (wife of organic modernist architect, Eero) noted in the 1950s, they were at “the peak of chic around 1900”, but had fallen “to the gutter of derision around 1920 to 1930”. ...
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
....What is generally agreed is that it’s not the mistakes that rile, but the refusal to acknowledge or rectify them. Companies can turn a cock-up into a PR coup if they handle it gracefully, as one reader found when his 3kg chicken from the organic food box firm Abel & Cole turned out to weigh 2kg. ...
Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:00:14 AM
....The humble fruit sticker may seem an unlikely cause for environmental concern but removing it from produce could create huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions. In response to consumer demand for less packaging, Dutch fruit and veg supplier Nature & More and Swedish supermarket ICA have joined forces to run a trial to replace sticky labels on organic avocados and sweet potatoes with a laser mark. ...
Our next Scandi import: organic ‘folk food’ for all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:05:01 AM
. Never mind hygge, the new Danish buzzword is folkeligt and it’s going to give Britain’s organic food industry a Scandi makeover. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... What drives this process?Simply put: the profit motive. Industries, unlike organisms, have no organic limits on their own growth; they are constantly in search of new markets or of new ways to exploit old ones more effectively. ...
After Brexit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:16:46 PM
....And, of course, everyone is pushing their own agenda. Guy Watson, the founder of the country's largest organic retailer, Riverford Organic Farmers, bravely told a gathering of livestock farmers that "there is no getting away from it, we have to eat less meat" . ...
CES 2017: Samsung and LG TVs battle to blend in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:07:16 AM
....". This sets it apart from other set makers who use another premium TV screen technology, OLED (organic light-emitting diode). ...
Italian banking crisis: UniCredit to raise €13bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:11:03 AM
....“What we are doing shows what other Italian banks can do,” he added, before saying, “We are not interested in buying other Italian banks. Our plan is for organic growth. ...
ITV puts Duck Dynasty producers on leave as it launches investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 03:54:14 PM
....However, growth was driven by new acquisitions, which last year included The Voice maker Talpa Media and Poldark and Parade’s End maker Mammoth. Stripping this out, ITV Studios saw revenues decline 9% on an organic basis in the first nine months. ...
Ethical gifts: think of others when you think of others this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
.... Oxfam has them, too, and is offering a free milk chocolate goat with every Oxfam Unwrapped gift card order until Friday 9 December. Some of the more offbeat gifts we found include: a kit for making banana wine, a popular drink in Malawi (£25 from Present Aid); the aforementioned wash-cloths for Kenyan camels (£15 from Good Gifts); “a pile of poo”, which is a mix of manure and organic fertiliser, plus some training in eco-friendly farming techniques (£9 from Oxfam’s online shop); and an acre of rainforest (£52 from Good Gifts – or those with deep pockets can treat someone to 25 acres for £1,300). ...
Shares in baby formula milk firm hit by new Chinese import rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 02:15:53 AM
....Shares in the baby formula milk firm Bellamy have plunged after a warning that new import regulations in China will cut into revenues. The Australian organic formula maker has seen its shares slump more than 40%. ...
ITV Studios: is the glitter coming off broadcaster's hit factory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:18:45 PM
....However, investors are starting to question whether ITV Studios – which makes and sells shows including Victoria, Mr Selfridge, Come Dine with Me and Coronation Street – is starting to lose its glitter. Investors took fright when ITV Studios reported a 9% fall in organic revenues, which excludes the revenue from recent acquisitions such as The Voice maker Talpa Media, and Poldark and Parade’s End maker Mammoth, for the first nine months of the year. ...
Austin Reed brand set for high street return image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:43:43 PM
....The firm said the move came on the back of rising sales and record profits for the year to 27 February. Steve Simpson, group commercial director of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, said: "With the addition of Austin Reed, which we acquired earlier this year, as well as Country Casuals and Viyella, we aim to continue this organic growth, while always being ready to respond to other opportunities as they arise. ...
Austin Reed to return to high street seven months after collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:33:46 AM
....Steve Simpson, the group commercial director of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, said: “By focusing on quality and giving customers exceptional value for money and positive customer service, we have continued to grow despite increased competition. “With the addition of Austin Reed, which we acquired earlier this year, as well as Country Casuals and Viyella, we aim to continue this organic growth, while always being ready to respond to other opportunities as they arise. ...
FTSE 100 climbs as retail sales beat forecasts and Anglo American rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:57:36 AM
....Post the share price fall since the warning of 29 September Capita may now look cheap. Yet visibility into next year and beyond is clouded by uncertainty over the impact of restructuring the business to refocus on organic growth, the impact of cost reduction and the likely cost of this as well as markets which continue to be tough, in our view. ...
ITV revenues hit by 'cautious' advertisers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:26:56 AM
....It also admitted that the growth was driven by revenue from new acquisitions, which last year included The Voice maker Talpa Media and Poldark and Parade’s End maker Mammoth. Stripping this out, ITV Studios saw revenues decline 9% on an organic basis in the first nine months. ...
Too many clothes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:04:04 AM
....Yet it remains tough for smaller firms offering a sustainable alternative. People Tree, founded by Safia Minney over 25 years ago, was a pioneer in the sector, offering organic cotton and using production methods that minimised environmental impact long before it was fashionable. ...
Oil giant BP sees profits nearly halve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 08:22:32 AM
.... . "We remain on track to rebalance organic cash flows next year at $50 to $55 a barrel, underpinned by continued strong operating reliability and momentum in resetting costs and capital spending. ...
Fears over Kit Kat chocolate price hike amid Brexit pound plunge image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 10:40:00 AM
....Full-year growth forecasts were lowered to 3. 5 percent, while the firm reported an organic growth rate of 3. ...
Google Pixel phones and Home speaker take on Siri and Echo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 05:14:16 PM
....7cm) or 5. 5in (14cm) OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen - but otherwise have similar specs. ...

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