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.... . One of the administrators said the fall in the pound and a change in shopping habits were key factors. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Mr Grandinetti continued: "Souq. com pioneered e-commerce in the Middle East, creating a great shopping experience for their customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Apart from energy, it is looking at other sectors of the economy such as insurance, banking, phone and broadband services, and airline flights. A key feature of the research so far has been a survey of 4,000 consumers, to see what they thought of the switching services on offer, as well as a mystery shopping project and a review of the price comparison websites themselves. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The factor that has really driven the steep fall in the share price is the suspicion that Next’s troubles run deeper than a temporary shortage of the right blouses. Too many shops for the age of internet shopping? Too much reliance on cheap credit to supercharge Directory, Next’s own online business?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Post Office was allowing just five coins per customer. They were of only limited used for the workers who have been producing the coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, south Wales, because the vending machines at their local pub could not take the new coins and they were no use for the shopping trolleys at the nearby Aldi either. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . From April 1, anybody who sells general insurance policies such as motor, home, travel, health and pet insurance must show your current premium alongside your new quote on renewal letters, and encourage shopping around. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
.... The Post Office was allowing just five coins per customer. They were of only limited used for the workers who have been producing the coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, south Wales, because the vending machines at their local pub could not take the new coins and they were no use for the shopping trolleys at the nearby Aldi either. ...
Price comparison sites given thumbs up by regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:21 AM
....Apart from energy, it is looking at other sectors of the economy such as insurance, banking, phone and broadband services, and airline flights. A key feature of the research so far has been a survey of 4,000 consumers, to see what they thought of the switching services on offer, as well as a mystery shopping project and a review of the price comparison websites themselves. ...
Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
....Mr Grandinetti continued: "Souq. com pioneered e-commerce in the Middle East, creating a great shopping experience for their customers. ...
Taking the easy option with car insurance renewal can be costly image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . From April 1, anybody who sells general insurance policies such as motor, home, travel, health and pet insurance must show your current premium alongside your new quote on renewal letters, and encourage shopping around. ...
What next for Next? Decline, if it comes, should still be profitable | Nils Pratley image
....The factor that has really driven the steep fall in the share price is the suspicion that Next’s troubles run deeper than a temporary shortage of the right blouses. Too many shops for the age of internet shopping? Too much reliance on cheap credit to supercharge Directory, Next’s own online business?. ...
What Next for shops? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
.... . One of the administrators said the fall in the pound and a change in shopping habits were key factors. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....Tony Barrell of PwC, who was appointed as lead administrator to Brantano on Wednesday, said: “Despite significant improvements in the business and reductions in the cost base, trading has continued to suffer in a depressed and competitive footwear market. Like many other retailers, Brantano has also been hit hard by the sharp decline in sterling, the ongoing shift in consumer shopping habits and the evolution of the UK retail environment. ...
Driver warning: Four out of 10 motorists losing hundreds of pounds with THIS mistake image
.... One in ten don't even check the price of their new policy, research by the comparison site showed. Insurers automatically hike prices for loyal customers at renewal, raking in hundreds of pound extra from drivers who sign up without shopping around for quotes. ...
Brantano: collapse of shoe retailer puts 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:38:26 PM
.... . Lead administrator Tony Barrell said: "Like many other retailers, Brantano has also been hit hard by the sharp decline in sterling, the ongoing shift in consumer shopping habits and the evolution of the UK retail environment. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....The supermarket said there would be no minimum spend to claim the hot drink. "A free tea or coffee has always been one of the ways we thank our customers for shopping with us - and that has not changed - we are underlining our commitment to this much-loved offer," the supermarket's spokeswoman said. ...
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
....The EIU said London is cheaper than New York for the first time in 15 years, and that relative prices in Manchester have fallen so far that the cost of living in the city is now on a par with Bangkok. “While the declines mean that British cities are cheaper compared to their international peers, the rise in import prices caused by the weak pound will mean that locals won’t see their own shopping baskets falling in price. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....Prosecutors in eastern Europe claim both firms were set up for the purposes of fraud. The records also give an insight into Russian shopping habits, although the customers in many cases are unknown. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....”. The charges emerged amid growing concern at the treatment of self-employed couriers who supply the booming online shopping trade. ...
The Observer view on George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
....Osborne knows next to nothing about active journalism. His desultory debut there, a Times shopping column about the price of Christmas goodies in 1993, wins no awards. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
.... Ben McPherson. • Look up camera operator and vision mixer jobs at shopping channels. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. Internet banking, online shopping and card payments often mean some children hardly ever see notes and coins. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... The 160-year-old shoe retailer may yet be rescued, but about 1,000 workers are unsure about their future employment. Profits for bricks-and-mortar shops are being squeezed by the rise of online shopping, an increase in staff costs brought on by the introduction of the national living wage, and fierce discounting of the price of their products, which is designed to attract shoppers but hurts profit margins. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....Zara Home launched its first perfume for men and women, as well as its first washing powder, fabric conditioner and ironing range. In the UK, Inditex refurbished its flagship Bershka store on Oxford Street in London and is currently expanding its Zara store in the capital’s Westfield White City shopping centre. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
....Jones Bootmaker has about 100 shops and 800 employees in the UK. The problems for the retailer come as the high street battles against the rise of online shopping and business rates. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
. Hipster culture is officially mainstream after the rising popularity of vegan diets, cycling and artisan gin were reflected in the annual shakeup of the shopping basket used to measure UK inflation. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
....The employment firm is one of the largest in its sector, and its clients have also included other top names including the high street chain Argos and the online fashion group Asos. Many large retailing businesses use temporary employment agencies, particularly around busy shopping periods, as it gives the flexibility to take on more staff to meet increased demand. ...
Wanda's deal for Golden Globe firm collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:28:41 PM
...."We not only discourage these kinds of irrational investments, but we will also be keeping watch on them," he said. Last year, Chinese firms went on a multi-billion dollar shopping spree, culminating in state-owned ChemChina making a $43bn bid for Swiss seed giant Syngenta. ...
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:29 PM
....An American woman of Indian descent has accused White House press secretary Sean Spicer of racism after an exchange in an Apple store in Washington. Shree Chauhan, 33, challenged Mr Spicer as he was shopping, asking: "How does it feel to work for a fascist?" - referring to President Donald Trump. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....Activists called for people to boycott Tesco in response. Sophie Walker, the leader of the Women’s Equality party, said she would be shopping elsewhere and that Allan was completely out of touch. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... Shopping and banking are increasingly expensive for the minority who can’t afford to do them online. Just as with the last century’s spread of car-ownership and supermarket shopping, greater opportunities and convenience for the majority who can take advantage of them go hand in hand with an absolute loss of both for the minority. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
.... That squeeze is only likely to increase this year, meaning retailers must find other ways to cut costs. John Lewis and Waitrose have led the way as their wealthier customers have been keen adopters of shopping online. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
....". Sebastian Siemiatkowski, co founder and chief executive of Swedish start-up Klarna, which provides payment systems for online shopping, says ideally a boss should take a back seat, pushing staff to solve problems themselves. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
.... But, he says, “you can be inspirational and still have a standardised business model where everything is cost-and-efficiency-driven. ” The store needs to work out what it is – currently, the prices are too high to compete with the pound shops, but it does not offer a luxurious shopping experience. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... The real money comes from selling products designed for hardcore outdoor adventure to urban customers who lead relatively unadventurous lives. For the most part, people wear North Face and Patagonia gear while doing everyday things: cycling, shopping, walking the dog. ...
Exercise 'anywhere, anytime' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:06:23 AM
....And in Australia, the wearing of so-called activewear - whether or not you are doing sport - has become something of a phenomenon. A music video gently poking fun at the use of the clothing for such high-octane activity as drinking coffee or going shopping became a viral online hit in 2015. ...
In the Vauxhall towns, workers view PSA takeover with unease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:59:58 PM
.... All seem unsurprised by Monday’s announcement that PSA Group is to buy the company. Kirsty Butler, 27, who is out shopping with her two children, says she is used to hearing about threats to the future of the Vauxhall plant, which employs about 2,000 people. ...
Asda fined over dead mice and flies at Enfield depot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:30:00 PM
....A spokesman for Asda said the depot had invested in and improved its pest management control. He added: "The conditions found at our Enfield home shopping centre in May 2016 were completely unacceptable and we are deeply sorry that on this occasion the strict processes we have in place failed at a local level. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....The pound’s fall has not been all bad news, however. Other businesses in Starmer’s London constituency have seen upsides as tourists flock to the UK on shopping sprees. ...
Young drivers to bear the brunt as car insurance costs continue to rise image
....”. Research shows that young drivers can save almost £400 on their average insurance premiums by driving cars that may not be top of their shopping list. ...
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
....The cut in the bonus reflects the tough retail environment. The business, which covers department stores, supermarkets and online shopping, is expected to report a 10% fall in underlying annual profits for last year. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....DPD uses about 5,000 couriers in the UK, many of whom are self-employed and are only paid when they work. It made more than £100m in profit in 2015, according to its latest accounts, amid rapidly rising demand for online shopping. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....Britain’s biggest four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – are overhauling their business models in response to dramatic changes in how Britain buys its food. Supermarkets are losing market share to convenience stores, discounters and online shopping. ...
Philip Green owes us BHS workers much more than ‘up to’ £363m | Grant Atterbury image
.... The black hole in the pension scheme may (or may not) now be partially filled - on average workers will receive 88% of the pension they are due - but this was not the only void left behind by the collapse of BHS. Prior to hearing the news, I had been in town shopping for groceries. ...
Jimmy Choo revenues boosted by menswear range image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:15:36 AM
....It added that exchange rate moves remained a concern, but the lower pound had attracted foreigners to spend in London. Fiona Paton, retail analyst at GlobalData said: "The retailer's reported high revenues were largely a result of currency changes during the year, which caused both sales values gains and changes to shopping patterns, as tourists favoured buying luxury items in the UK. ...
'Don't change!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:03:07 AM
.... . Snapchatters out shopping in London spoke to the BBC about why the service seems to resonate so strongly with young people - and whether they'll stick with it should advertising become more prevalent. ...
Fairtrade campaigners fear Brexit impact image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 04:19:59 PM
.... . At the start of its Fairtrade Fortnight, the foundation also revealed the findings of a survey of 2,000 people about their shopping habits. ...
Energy bills: customer switching hits six-year high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:05:06 AM
.... . By shopping around and switching to a fixed deal, they could "protect against any more unwelcome price rises", she added. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
....Its profit margin is unsurprising given what Rightmove actually does – it just runs a website used by estate agents to advertise the homes on their books. It is the equivalent of owning the only big shopping centre in Britain, where each shop pays rent and also pays for its own maintenance and security. ...
Sundays aren't that special, right? Not according to the Fair Work Commission | Greg Jericho image
.... And yet it believed those differences were not so significant as to reject calls to keep Sunday penalty rates higher. It noted as well that “Sunday is more reserved for family time than Saturdays, when spending time with friends and shopping is preferred to Sundays. ...
Barclays apologises for cash machine and debit card faults image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:31:38 PM
....Barclays said customers had been refunded after having duplicate debit card payments taken from their accounts. Many Barclays customers have tweeted about problems using their cards when out shopping or trying to access online banking on Saturday afternoon. ...
On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The bikesThe bikes in both cities, like all share schemes worldwide, are heavy and unwieldy. Dublin’s (like those in Paris) come with a basket at the front, which I much prefer to London’s bungee-style cord which no doubt stops litter louts filling the racks with discarded coffee cups, but is a pain when you have some shopping. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
....Though business-savvy, he is not entirely sure how his business rates have changed. His significant outgoings are streamlined into one payment he makes to the people who run the shopping mall. ...
John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:49:50 PM
. John Lewis plans to cut nearly 400 jobs in its home fittings services and restaurants amid a shift to online shopping. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
.... A rally in Hackney, east London, to protest about business rates on Friday is expected to be attended by local MP Meg Hillier and the mayor of the borough. The boss of Intu, which owns some of the UK’s biggest shopping centres including the Trafford Centre in Manchester and Metrocentre in Gateshead, said the “extreme” business rates climate was a bigger deterrent to international retailers considering opening shops here than the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
Shoppers set to DITCH big brands & switch to cheaper own-label produce if food prices rise image
.... . Almost half of shoppers – 48per cent – said they would switch to cheaper own-label alternatives if their weekly food shopping bills rose by 3per cent – the level experts predict food inflation will hit by the end of the year. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. You can drive the cost back down by shopping around for cover using a comparison site rather than auto-renewing, increasing your voluntary excess on claims, and paying all your premiums up front, because monthly payments often attract extra charges. ...
Treasury hits back at 'scaremongering' over business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:01:33 AM
....On Wednesday, the Institute of Directors (IoD) urged Hammond to tackle anomalies in the tax system that see high street shops pay higher rates on small premises than online giants do for vast warehouses. It said the chancellor should use next month’s budget to set up a New Economy Tax Commission to make the system fit for the modern age of internet shopping and the “platform economy”. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
. Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have bagged the top slots in a supermarket survey based on customers’ levels of satisfaction when shopping in store and online. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
....The exact dates for each month’s price collection is kept secret to avoid risking a change in shop prices on that specific day. Once complete, the collectors’ reports are used by ONS number crunchers to price a 700-item shopping list that includes food such as sliced bread and other items ranging from hamsters to golf club fees and cinema tickets. ...
Instagram generation is fuelling UK food waste mountain, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:01:36 AM
....A national supermarket study of the food waste patterns of 5,050 UK consumers, published on Friday, reveals nearly two-fifths of those aged over 65 say they never waste food, compared with just 17% of those under 35. The research by Sainsbury’s found more than half (55%) of 18- to 34-year-olds had a “live to eat” attitude to food – more about pleasure than necessity but with higher shopping bills and more waste. ...
Surge in smartphone shopping expected over next four years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
....UK retail sites are around 10 per cent to 25 per cent slower to load than US competitors, though Google research shows that improving load times by one second alone can boost conversion rates by 27 per cent. PayPal UK mobile commerce director Rob Harper said: "Speed is an important factor in any shopping experience, but when it comes to mobile shopping it's vital. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....3m in the six months to the end of July, even before a £25m write down of property assets where it no longer wants to build stores. Its “big four” supermarket rivals – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have already pushed through restructuring plans in the face of an increasingly competitive landscape and the growth of online shopping. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
....2015 Overtakes Waitrose to become UK’s sixth largest grocer. 2016 Launches online shopping service selling wine and non-food Specialbuys. ...
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
.... As we’ve all spent so long worrying about the demise of the high street, it might even be liberating to let it go. Also, some consumers, I sense, would like to shift wholesale to online shopping, where they can ruthlessly hunt down the cheapest without having to make eye contact with hungry-looking shopkeepers. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
Snapchat rising: is Facebook-sized success the future for this youthful app? image
.... It’s fun, lighthearted and interactive,” she said. For example, she worked with Walmart to promote Black Friday by asking her followers to pick a present for her mother, whose birthday coincides with the annual shopping extravaganza. ...
Supermarkets ration lettuces after poor weather hits growers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:59:03 PM
....Tesco said the signage had been sent to all its stores but was likely to be most necessary in larger outlets in city centres and towns, where sandwich shops and restaurants were likely to try to buy large numbers of lettuces due to shortages in wholesale supplies. However, iceberg lettuces are listed as “currently not available” on Tesco’s online shopping site, and those that are on sale have generally been imported from the US, incurring hefty air freight costs. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... That “other” category encompasses everything from crucifixes to sex toys, board games to plyboard, and mousemats printed with the faces of obscure TV and Radio personalities. It has also diversified beyond its simple shopping business: the company will sell you something to be delivered in less than one hour, food from restaurants, and even digital content to be watched on your TV or listened to on your phone. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
. It has been written off in the past as London’s ugly sister, but hotels in Birmingham are reporting record bookings thanks to the city’s A-list shopping scene, Michelin-starred restaurants and eclectic social calendar. ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
....2tn insurance industry has a poor reputation for trust and customer service. In a recent global survey from accounting firm EY, consumers ranked insurance below banks, car manufacturers, online shopping sites and supermarkets for trustworthiness. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
.... Watches and jewellery are also popular. The New West End Company, which represents retailers on London’s premier shopping districts of Oxford Street and Regent Street, said sales to Chinese shoppers were up 121% year on year in the week ahead of the main holiday period. ...
Fighting food waste with an app… and a measuring spoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:59:48 AM
. Lisa Edwards is busy unpacking shopping for the following day’s dinosaur-themed birthday party for her toddler Max, but is happy to show Guardian Money into her kitchen and explain – short of actually rifling through her bin – how she and her family have reduced their food waste by more than three quarters over the past year, saving £1,000. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
....Karine Szegedi, head of the watch industry group at Deloitte, said the vast majority of luxury watches sold across the world are bought by Chinese people on the mainland, in Hong Kong or during holidays to Switzerland, France or the US, where they are more confident in the watches’ authenticity. “It is quite common that they would buy two or three watches in half an hour,” she said of Chinese people’s shopping trips to Geneva or Lucerne. ...
Marmite maker: it was right to increase prices after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:20:25 PM
....“Unilever has been able to deliver solid, if not spectacular, growth in margins, sales and dividends for years. Much of this can be attributed to its €8bn advertising budget, which funds the relentless promotion of its everyday products, and helps to ensure its products feature regularly on consumers’ shopping lists, regardless of regular price increases. ...
Brexit's mixed bag: good for scotch, bad for washing machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 11:58:23 AM
.... Much of this can be attributed to its €8bn (£6. 8bn) advertising budget, which funds the relentless promotion of its everyday products, and helps to ensure its products feature regularly on consumers’ shopping lists, regardless of regular price increases. ...
This SIMPLE TRICK helped a bargain hunter SAVE £3,400 on his annual food shopping bill image
.... Just look for yellow stickers!". During the year, the bargain hunter would often limit himself to just a five pound note in his wallet when going shopping to avoid temptation to spend more. ...
Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
....The breaches, which occurred in 2013, were revealed in an internal investigation, which has come to light in documents seen by the Guardian. The revelation will be highly embarrassing for Tyler who has extensive board level experience and is currently also chairman of Hammerson, the listed shopping centre developer, and on the board of Domestic & General warranty group. ...
Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
.... One is Amazon’s Echo, with its voice-operated “personal assistant”, Alexa; the other is Google Home, which responds to the phrase “OK Google”. Both are internet-connected, home-based devices which can be command to do things: give the weather forecast; play music; read out news headlines; update shopping lists; and control “smart” devices in the home such as light bulbs or power points. ...

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