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.... A boy’s Burberry wool tuxedo suit with satin lapels (£745) aims to bring out the 007 in any seven-year-old. The business was founded in 1952 as a small upmarket children’s boutique in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and has grown into the world’s largest online luxury childrenswear store. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Susan Sarandon and Sir Ian McKellen are among more than 25 actors and screenwriters urging the public to boycott the Picturehouse cinema chain, and Cineworld who own it, over its workers’ pay and conditions. The 24 cinemas in the Picturehouse chain, which are in cities including Liverpool, Bradford, Oxford and London, sell an upmarket boutique experience to its clientele, who pay up to £16 for tickets while some staff are on zero-hour contracts without sick pay and other benefits such as parental leave. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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1,100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
....Many retailers have struggled to cope with rising costs and lacklustre sales this year. The upmarket lingerie brand Agent Provocateur was rescued by a sale to Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley via a pre-pack administration this month. ...
Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
....Susan Sarandon and Sir Ian McKellen are among more than 25 actors and screenwriters urging the public to boycott the Picturehouse cinema chain, and Cineworld who own it, over its workers’ pay and conditions. The 24 cinemas in the Picturehouse chain, which are in cities including Liverpool, Bradford, Oxford and London, sell an upmarket boutique experience to its clientele, who pay up to £16 for tickets while some staff are on zero-hour contracts without sick pay and other benefits such as parental leave. ...
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
.... A boy’s Burberry wool tuxedo suit with satin lapels (£745) aims to bring out the 007 in any seven-year-old. The business was founded in 1952 as a small upmarket children’s boutique in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and has grown into the world’s largest online luxury childrenswear store. ...
Student digs in Britain giving first-class returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:40:59 PM
....3bn buying 51,150 student rooms in the UK last year, according to research by Savills. Analysts expect a similar number of transactions this year but say the UK market is already starting to look “mature” and investors are now looking further afield to build upmarket student accommodation across Europe. ...
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
.... The British Retail Consortium, the industry trade body, has warned that more than 8,000 shops and 80,000 jobs could be lost by 2020 due to the pressure on the retail industry. Agent Provocateur, the upmarket lingerie retailer, was bought earlier this month by Mike Ashley through a pre-pack administration. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The Home Builders Federation, an industry body, and the National House Building Council (NHBC), the main warranty provider for new homes, carry out an annual customer satisfaction survey in which most companies score four or five stars. However, Bovis has slipped to three stars from a top rating five years ago, while Persimmon, which owns the upmarket Charles Church brand, has also seen its rating dip to three stars. ...
Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
....He also collects a £120,000-a-year “stipend” from a US Republican thinktank, and received an estimated £100,000 advance for his forthcoming book Age of Unreason which explores the rise of “populist nationalism”. Then there is an annual dividend of £44,000 from his family’s upmarket wallpaper business, Osborne & Little – and it is all on top of his £75,000 salary as the Right Honourable member for Tatton. ...
Mike Ashley firm buys lingerie firm Agent Provocateur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:32 PM
....Sports Direct's profits have suffered after criticism of work practices at its Derbyshire warehouse. Mr Ashley appears keen to target more upmarket fashion retail, moving away from the cheaper end of the High Street. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
. The co-founder of Agent Provocateur has described the sale of the upmarket lingerie retailer to Mike Ashley as “a disgrace to British business” and “preposterous”. ...
Middle-aged dog walkers to lead Mountain Warehouse across US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:35:52 AM
.... His wife Michelle Feeney, who ran self-tanning brand St Tropez, is working on a new beauty business and sits on the advisory board of private equity firm Palatine. The couple’s other investments include the upmarket cafe brand Fig & Favour, the first of which opened in Hagley, Worcestershire, near their country house. ...
World gets thirst for British gin as exports hit record of nearly £500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 02:42:43 PM
....Last year 44 new distilleries opened in the UK, taking the total openings in the past two years to 100, including a fictional distillery illegally opened by Toby Fairbrother in The Archers. Neil Everitt, who co-founded Brockmans gin in 2008, said much of the growth was being driven by demand for upmarket brands. ...
Another Brexit downside: foreign giants in power grabs for famous British names image
.... Unilever’s spreads business, which includes Flora, is the only significant remnant of this and its performance fluctuates depending on the direction of the entire market. Elsewhere in food, Unilever is focused on positioning brands such as Magnum ice creams as upmarket in the western world and increasing sales in emerging markets. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000. No, not to buy – that's the weekly rent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 09:00:35 AM
....Grosvenor House Suites, which is owned by the Dubai-based luxury hotel group Jumeirah, will soon face more competition for the richest global visitors to London, as other luxury hotel brands are building serviced apartments nearby. The Dorchester hotel is working with Indian developer Clivedale to create the Mayfair Park Residences – a block of 18 flats aiming to be even more upmarket and to “set a new benchmark for super-prime residential development in Mayfair”. ...
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 upmarket grocer topped the “bricks and mortar” table in the annual poll by consumer group Which? for the third year in a row, narrowly beating M&S. ...
Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur could be heading for administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:32:35 PM
....Sources close to the negotiations said Agent Provocateur was a strong brand, but had over-expanded into department store concessions and stores, and a pre-pack administration would enable a potential buyer to acquire the business without some of its liabilities. In April last year, AlixPartners put upmarket tailor Austin Reed into administration soon after it was appointed to explore opportunities for the future of the business. ...
Debenhams tops government's shame list for underpaying staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:14:42 PM
....Hospitality businesses, including restaurants and hotels, feature in the list most often for underpaying their staff, with 84 employers underpaying 563 workers in total. Lorenzo Berni was found to have underpaid 29 workers by more than £53,000 at his upmarket Knightsbridge restaurant Osteria San Lorenzo. ...
Foreign billionaires in London choosing to rent to avoid stamp duty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:04:20 PM
. Foreign billionaires are renting rather than buying luxury homes in London following increases in tax bills on upmarket properties. ...
L'Oréal confirms it is considering selling   The Body Shop as profits fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:12:47 PM
....Last year, The Body Shop tried to reaffirm its ethical principles with 14 targets for 2020, including ensuring all its natural ingredients were traceable and sustainably sourced, compared with just under half today, and that 70% of its packaging did not come from fossil fuels, compared with 30% today. But the group now faces more competition than when it started out, from more upmarket ethical brands such as Dr Hauschka and Chantecaille, as well as the British rivals Lush and Neal’s Yard. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....3% in the past year, as an average 250,000 more shoppers a week walked through its doors. But the upmarket grocer is closing stores and reining in expansion after operating profits fell by 10. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
....Waitrose is planning to close six stores and remove a level of management in its supermarkets, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk. The upmarket grocer began consulting with staff at the six stores – in Hertford, Staines, Leek, Huntingdon, Cardiff Queen Street and Palmers Green in north London – on Monday ahead of planned closures later this year. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
....The closure of regional tax offices leading to job losses will also be Birmingham’s gain in 2019 when HM Revenue & Customs opens a regional hub employing at least 3,000 people. Mirroring these developments – named the Big City Plan, pints of mild and uninspiring nightlife have given way to glitzy bars, Michelin-starred restaurants and upmarket shops. ...
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
....At a nearby outlet centre, with discount designer goods from Matches, UGG, Anya Hindmarch and Pringle of Scotland, nearly every shop has a Mandarin-speaking assistant and some stores say that up to 70% of their shoppers are visiting from China. Harvey Nichols, the upmarket department store on the other side of London, said that it had Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking staff on hand at its tills to accept China Union Pay, a popular Chinese payment service. ...
Burberry sales soar – from £14 nail varnish to £28,000 alligator coat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 08:48:43 AM
.... That’s partly down to visa changes which now enable tourists to make multiple visits over two years – previously it was just six months. But its mostly down to the near 20% plunge in the value of the pound, which has brought bargain-hunters to upmarket British stores. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
....”. Marland was a former trade envoy to David Cameron, and has had a long career in business, founding the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group in 1997, and leading a consortium of investors who bought out the upmarket wellington brand Hunter Boots in 2006, moving production to China, Serbia and Brazil. ...
'Brexit tourists' exploit weak pound to boost UK high street sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:27:37 PM
....”. December also proved a strong month for upmarket hospitality group D&D, which owns restaurants including Quaglino’s in London and Crafthouse in Leeds. ...
Free lunches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....Attendees at last autumn's London Fashion Week didn't have to worry about their snacking needs. Outside the main venue in Brewer Street, Soho, a team of workers from upmarket UK popcorn brand Propercorn were there every day to hand out free packets. ...
Majestic Wine sales up 7.5% over firm's 'biggest ever' Christmas period image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:53:14 PM
....Soaring gin and sparkling wine sales helped Majestic Wine outperform City expectations to deliver its “biggest ever” Christmas. Majestic said gin sales were up 55% on last year, with upmarket products such as Warner Edwards rhubarb gin and Sipsmith sloe gin performing particularly well. ...
Morrisons enjoys some 'remarkable' Christmas cheer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:01 AM
....Britain’s fourth-largest retailer reported a 2. 9% increase in sales excluding fuel in the nine weeks to 1 January, with fresh fruit and vegetables, beers, wine and spirits, and its new upmarket The Best range faring well. ...
Joining a gym? Save pennies as you shed the pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... Most gyms offer deals in January with no joining fees, and at other times of the year if you are signing up for 12 months, a little haggling should get you out of it. The upmarket operators, such as David Lloyd, Nuffield Health and Virgin Active, offer negotiable discounts to corporate members, usually knocking around 10% off the membership price. ...
Nearly 700 firms fined total of £1.4m for not paying minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:29:40 PM
....San Lorenzo restaurant in south-west London, which was found to have underpaid 30 workers by nearly £100,000, was dealing with family crises and had not been advised to update its payroll when the owners discovered the problem. The upmarket eatery has carefully fostered an outstanding reputation, with three-time Wimbledon champion Becker quoted on its website as saying “no other restaurant has felt like this to me”. ...
Top London property prices 'pushed down by taxes and Brexit vote' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:24:11 AM
. Higher taxes and jitters over the EU referendum pushed down high-end London property prices last year as sellers accepted more “realistic” offers, according to upmarket estate agent Savills. ...
Harrods workers say company keeps up to 75% of restaurant service charge image
....Harrods has been accused of shortchanging its restaurant staff in the latest row over how service charges added to diners’ bills are shared among workers. The union representing Harrods waiters and kitchen staff believes the Qatari owner of the upmarket London department store retains up to 75% of the service charge, a situation it says reduces their pay by up to £5,000 a year. ...
UK house prices to rise marginally in 2017, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:01:20 AM
....Sellers in Kensington and Chelsea typically slice nearly £150,000 off their asking price to find a buyer, while in Richmond the fall is £54,000. Separate research by upmarket estate agency Knight Frank found that prices for “prime” properties in the capital fell by 6. ...
UK housing market: what to expect in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 04:11:22 PM
.... There have been price cuts in some of the most expensive developments, and also some reconfiguring of newbuilds so that apartments are smaller and cheaper. Property firm Savills has said prices in the prime market for central London are set to end the year down 9%, while in other upmarket parts of the capital they will be down by 5%. ...
Former home of PMs and 007s named UK's most expensive street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:01:01 AM
....A London square whose wealthy residents have included Margaret Thatcher and Sean Connery has been crowned the most expensive in England and Wales with an average house price of nearly £17m. Eaton Square, in the upmarket Belgravia district of west London, topped a list dominated by addresses in the capital, according to an annual survey by Lloyds Bank. ...
Window shopping: Rightmove's 10 most popular properties - 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:21:46 PM
.... Set in 12 acres, it boasts a princess-themed bedroom, hair and nail salon, games room and cinema, with interiors designed by Dawn (who has also worked for Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard). But plans to build conference and banquet facilities on the site raised objections from around 150 neighbours in this upmarket Cheshire village. ...
Making a list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:39:04 AM
....". A desire for reassurance may help explain the appeal of upmarket Kikki-K, an Australian brand with a cool, Scandinavian vibe, that has just opened UK outlets. ...
Mulberry slips into red but sales grow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:12:29 AM
.... There are nine new bags, including a revamped Bayswater, one of its bestselling bags. It has also cut prices to win back customers alienated by a disastrous move upmarket in recent years. ...
Home truths: house price rises to slow to trickle as Brexit and stamp duty hit image
....Outside the capital, according to Knight Frank, prices in Wales were expected to flatline, while all other regions would see growth, although the biggest rise in prices would be of just 2% – in the south-west of England. Savills, the upmarket estate agency, has predicted that the property market as a whole will flatline in 2017, although that headline forecast disguises variations around Britain. ...
Should you buy your Christmas tree this weekend? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....99, while Ikea is again selling its trees for £25, but you also get a £20 voucher redeemable in-store if you return between 16 January and 12 February, making the tree effectively just £5. Taller trees, meanwhile, go for tall prices: upmarket Clifton Nursery in Maida Vale, London, is selling a 10ft Nordmann fir for £235, while John Lewis is offering a free in-store “treetorial” for those aiming to make their tree a “showstopper”. ...
Government starts review of 'gig' economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:04:13 AM
.... It will also look at "employer freedoms and obligations". Mr Taylor will be joined by the entrepreneur, Greg Marsh, who founded onefinestay, a company which helps upmarket home-owners let their properties to visitors, Paul Broadbent chief executive of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and employment lawyer, Diane Nicol. ...
M&S must sell clothes just like it sells food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:05:30 AM
.... One of the reasons that M&S’s clothing range can look so dowdy is that there is so much retail space to fill: it can’t possibly get everything right. In contrast to M&S’s clothing, its food business has a clear upmarket position. ...
Donald Trump has plenty of economic issues to hit before he gets to the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
.... One of the reasons that M&S’s clothing range can look so dowdy is that there is so much retail space to fill: it can’t possibly get everything right. In contrast to M&S’s clothing, its food business has a clear upmarket position. ...
Move over, Manchester – Midlands motor Birmingham is setting the pace image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:01:24 AM
....The city’s renaissance is being fuelled by the arrival of big banks, professional services firms and the planned building of the HS2 rail link to London alongside the success of Jaguar Land Rover and other manufacturers. Mirroring this development, pints of mild and uninspiring nightlife have given way to glitzy bars, Michelin-starred restaurants and upmarket shops. ...
Rising supply of unlet properties curbing rent hikes, say letting agents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 12:02:54 PM
....3% in the south-east in the third quarter of 2016, but were up 2% in the north-west. The upmarket estate agency Knight Frank said rents in prime areas of the capital were down by 4. ...
Breakfast binge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:00:48 PM
.... She concludes that people have now got into the habit of eating out, and choosing to go out for breakfast is one way of doing that more cheaply. But the growth in the breakfast market is not just about fashionable cafes, upmarket coffee shops and bakery chains. ...
Tyrrells crisps takeover creates 'hundreds of new jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:48:03 AM
. Hundreds of new jobs are to be created by upmarket snack firm Tyrrells following its takeover by a US firm, its managing director has said. ...
Younger people are worse off, so why don’t they rebel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of October 2016 06:00:35 AM
.... Thankfully rents in Madrid are nowhere near as mad as in London. One teacher told me his share in a two-bed flat near the Retiro, a central and upmarket location, was €425 a month. ...
Furniture shoppers go big or stay home in the sunshine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:41:39 AM
....Homeowners are prepared to go shopping for sofas, but prefer to bask in the sunshine rather than trudge out for smaller furnishings, according to two British retailers. Demand from house-proud householders for upmarket sofas lifted sales at DFS. ...
LVMH bags German luggage firm Rimowa image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 09:42:29 AM
. Luxury brand group LVMH has bought a controlling stake in upmarket German luggage maker Rimowa for €640m (£560m). ...
British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 03:22:28 PM
....The decision to jettison free food from economy class comes six months after Alex Cruz took over as British Airways chief executive, having previously run its low-cost Spanish sister airline Vueling. Cruz said the change was a response to passengers clamouring for greater choice of upmarket snacks. ...
Prime London property prices to fall 9% this year, says Savills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 10:29:25 AM
. Post-Brexit uncertainty and tax changes mean a typical multimillion-pound, “prime” central London house could end this year worth £360,000 less than it was at the start of 2016, according to the upmarket estate agent, Savills. ...
Kate Moss launches modelling agency 'not for pretty people' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 10:30:36 AM
.... . In the following years, her ability to straddle all styles, from grunge, through high-street fashion to the most upmarket of brands, ensured she stayed perennially in demand and popular with the public, even as she attempted to keep details of her private life and thoughts to herself. ...
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
....Mr Topp endured a difficult time at BHS as the department store disappeared from the High Street just over a year after being sold by Sir Philip Green. 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. ...
Buy-to-let rents rise to all-time high as demand for homes outstrips supply image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:01:46 PM
....Separate figures from the estate agent Knight Frank also show that landlords in London have seen prices fall. Its figures for the market in prime central London show that in the capital’s most upmarket districts rents were down by 4. ...
Wimpy owner snaps up Gourmet Burger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 11:50:57 AM
. Wimpy owner Famous Brands has swallowed UK chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen, as the fashion for upmarket burgers in the UK shows no signs of slowing down. ...
Croc of gold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 11:01:30 PM
....Mr Mueke has more than 33,000 of the crocodiles at his 300-acre facility in Kitui County, some 180km (112 miles) east of the capital Nairobi. Led by demand for crocodile meat from China, but also rising domestic sales to the restaurants of upmarket tourist hotels, he says that business has never been better. ...
'Astronomical' prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:54:30 PM
....". On the other side of Sydney's glittering harbour in upmarket Seaforth, a crowd of potential buyers and sticky-beak, or inquisitive, neighbours is gathering for that great Australian tradition - the onsite auction. ...
Time for a comeback image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:14:13 PM
....But British-made timepieces are much harder to come by. One of the few purveyors is Bremont, which has a boutique in the upmarket central London area of Mayfair. ...
Jobs at risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:08:07 PM
....She is one of the four million workers in the industry, which is the world's second largest exporter of ready-made garments, next only to China. In July, militants overran a cafe in an upmarket area of Dhaka killing 20 people, most of them foreigners. ...
Macy's to close 100 department stores image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 01:57:05 PM
....A strong dollar has reduced tourist spending in the United States and poor weather conditions have also weighed on sales, Macy's said. The company, which also operates the upmarket Bloomingdale's stores, said it would focus investment in stores that offer the highest growth potential. ...
Wendy's sales hit by cheaper US grocery prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 03:57:40 PM
.... . When people do eat out they are increasing turning to "fast casual" chains that offer a more upmarket experience. ...
Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors report weak sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 03:30:05 PM
....Hakon Helgesen, retail analyst at Conlumino, said luxury brands were not being helped by what he called "the car-crash that is the American department store channel". He believes Ralph Lauren has become "muddled and confused" and should be focusing on more upmarket stores such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. ...

Man dies in shooting at 'Jamaican style pool party' in Headley, Surrey
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. Two people have been arrested after a man was shot dead during a raucous pool party in an upmarket area of Surrey. ...

Living near Waitrose could add £38,666 to your house price, survey says
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. It has long been a byword for social success, beloved by middle England for its upmarket products and service. ...

British shopping centres on high security alert in wake of lone-wolf Munich attack
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....Will Geddes, a security and terrorism expert, said the September 2013 assault on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi had alerted shopping centres around the world to the horrific possibilities of such attacks. Islamist militants armed with assault rifles and grenades stormed the upmarket shopping centre in the Kenyan capital, shooting indiscriminately and trapping dozens inside. ...
Property market hit by Brexit, real estate company warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of July 2016 09:34:31 AM
.... Estate agents and surveyors are more pessimistic than at any time since the late 90s. LSL bought the upmarket chain Marsh & Parsons, founded by the former Foxtons managing director Peter Rollings, in 2011 to expand in the central London market. ...
Tripped up by Camper UK’s shoe returns policy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
.... FB, London. Camper is a very popular upmarket shoe brand which is Spanish-owned, but has a large international network of sales outlets, including in the UK. ...
EU referendum makes gold miners and property oligarchs richer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 12:36:21 PM
....In the luxury market, this helps the likes of Mulberry, as the falling pound makes posh handbags cheaper for foreign fashionistas in the near future. The upmarket brand initially watched its shares fall after the vote but recovered 3. ...
Homebuyers wobble in wake of Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 09:23:40 AM
....”. In Chelsea, upmarket agency Hamptons said it had received a new bid on a property from a French buyer who was offering more because the exchange rate had moved in his favour. ...
Tesco to sell Harris + Hoole coffee shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 10:30:56 PM
....Tesco invested in Harris + Hoole when it launched in 2012, taking a 49% stake with the rest owned by sibling founders Nick, Laura and Andrew Tolley. Philip Clarke, then Tesco’s chief executive, was continuing the company’s record of spreading its tentacles into apparent growth opportunities as consumer tastes moved upmarket and Britons started drinking more coffee. ...
Tesco boss forced to defend bank chief's taxi bill before shareholders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 06:13:44 PM
....The boss of Tesco has been forced to defend the taxi habit of its bank chief, Benny Higgins, at a stormy shareholder meeting that highlighted the disparity between executive and shopfloor pay. In May the Guardian revealed that Higgins spent more than £18,000 on London taxis in just eight months last year being driven to upmarket restaurants, private members’ clubs and the supermarket’s various head offices. ...
Uber could step on the gas after the nod from Brussels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 08:52:06 AM
.... It hinted that it could call upon these guidelines when determining whether national legislation violates EU treaties. So far, Uber has tended to drop its UberPop service rather than fight its corner: it relies for income instead on its more upmarket chauffeur-style services, which use fully licensed drivers. ...
Capitalism’s claim to do good looks shaky if there’s little to prevent it doing harm image
.... It hinted that it could call upon these guidelines when determining whether national legislation violates EU treaties. So far, Uber has tended to drop its UberPop service rather than fight its corner: it relies for income instead on its more upmarket chauffeur-style services, which use fully licensed drivers. ...
Uber suffers legal setbacks in France and Germany image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:19:51 PM
.... But it said the verdict would not do much damage to its business in Germany because it already suspended its low-cost service there about a year ago. The firm said it was now concentrating its efforts on its more upmarket sedan services with licensed drivers. ...
Gordon Ramsay eyes first UK restaurants outside London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 04:44:21 PM
.... There’s a great dining scene there and we are just considering what the options are,” he said. Gillies declined to say which of Ramsay’s formats might migrate north, but the company has been expanding Maze Grill, its upmarket chain, and Kitchen, which offers casual dining. ...
It’s H for hot air at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 08:00:01 AM
....All of which brings us to this week, when the retailer announces full-year results. The chat will be about the group’s move into the upmarket cycling sector with the acquisition of Tredz, and how McDonald’s first year has gone. ...
Back to the Costas: terror fear sees travel industry return to its roots image
....Thomas Cook’s rival, Tui, which owns Thomson, has fared better because it is bigger in Spain and relies less on Turkey. It has also gone upmarket by operating its own boutique-style hotels – a model Thomas Cook is trying to copy. ...

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