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....1m for his. Analysts said the deal would add prestige to Michael Kors, a more affordable upmarket brand, helping it move into the higher echelons of the global market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. It is not clear if the appointment heralds a potential move upmarket, away from the online specialists that have been stealing market share from Topshop, once the leading name in high-street fashion. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Both would find the lanes of 21st-century Britain considerably less to their liking. The smoke-filled halls and cheap beer are long gone as tenpin bowling has gone both mass and upmarket, offering VIP lanes and cocktails by night, and children’s parties and gourmet burgers by day. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tenpin alleys boom as Britain is bowled over by retro vibes of 1950s America image
....Both would find the lanes of 21st-century Britain considerably less to their liking. The smoke-filled halls and cheap beer are long gone as tenpin bowling has gone both mass and upmarket, offering VIP lanes and cocktails by night, and children’s parties and gourmet burgers by day. ...
Burberry's Paul Price to be new boss of Topshop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:46:19 PM
....”. It is not clear if the appointment heralds a potential move upmarket, away from the online specialists that have been stealing market share from Topshop, once the leading name in high-street fashion. ...
M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:24:59 PM
. A slowdown in food sales at Marks & Spencer has spooked investors who have increasingly relied on brisk trade in its upmarket food halls to prop up its struggling clothing arm. ...
Blooming tasty – edible flowers are summer's hottest food trend image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:25:37 PM
.... Holmboe Bang’s restaurant Maaemo in Oslo, which has three Michelin stars, uses fermented plants and edible flowers. As more than 130,000 pictures of food are shared on Instagram every day, the boss of upmarket grocer Waitrose, Rob Collins, said the never-ending stream of homemade showstoppers and would-be Masterchef entries had become a form of self-expression akin to clothes and music. ...
Ten years after the smoking ban, vaping is a £1bn business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:01:04 PM
....“It’s a subculture coming out of America – with particular types of music and clothes – and that’s now part of the incentive to stop smoking cigarettes,” said MacGuill. At Vapour Evolution in Brighton, for example, on upmarket Duke Street, there is a tasting bar where punters try out new flavours and e-liquids. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
.... But Europe, because so politically charged, so full of different cultures and traditions, because so various in its journalism, held a special fascination. Those new Spanish papers – El País and El Mundo – showed the world, and me, what a neat, clear, totally upmarket tabloid could do. ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
....First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket. Farfetch is the Deliveroo of luxury fashion, linking together more than 700 exclusive boutiques and 200 brands in 40 countries and offering a delivery service for upmarket fashion shoppers worldwide. ...
Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 01:13:34 PM
....The McDonald’s move follows similar tie-ups with Uber in the US, while the chain already delivers in China and Singapore. Early last year the company said it would experiment with table service and cooked-to-order gourmet burgers at hundreds of UK restaurants, in a bid to head off competition from upmarket rivals such as Byron. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
.... He said the deal was likely to be focused on acquiring access to Whole Foods’ brands, supply chain and distribution network to power the growth of its Amazon Fresh delivery service. Some analysts expressed surprise at the tie-up between Amazon, which has traditionally focused on cut-price deals, and the upmarket Whole Foods, which is nicknamed Whole Paycheck in the US. ...
Luxury cat hotels and 'fur-jazzles': pet care goes upmarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 09:45:36 AM
....Abi Purser who founded a luxury cat hotel, Longcroft, in 2010, has seen demand boom. To date she’s sold 14 franchises of her upmarket hotel which offers cats their own dedicated room with play area. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
....New designs and website improvements lifted sales and profits at Mulberry in the last year, but the British brand has warned that uncertainty around the general election and terrorist attacks hit UK sales in recent months. Thierry Andretta, Mulberry’s chief executive, who joined from Céline in 2015, credited “strong creative momentum” for a second year of growth as the company recovers from a disastrous move upmarket. ...
Walking away: when is it time to call it quits on your business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
....”. Brown had been working in the City, but left to start Canesmith & Co after noticing a successful trend in upmarket treats for adults in the US. ...
Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:02:32 PM
.... . At the New York shop, which is tucked away on the third floor of one of Manhattan's most upmarket shopping malls, the company organises books into new kinds of categories, such as page turners - books that Kindle-readers finish in three days or less. ...
Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:48:50 AM
. One of the co-founders of upmarket mixer drinks maker Fever-Tree has netted £73m after selling a 3. ...
Fever-Tree co-founder makes £73m from selling shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:58:04 AM
. Fever-Tree, the upmarket tonic water maker, suffered the rarest of hiccups in its meteoric rise after co-founder Charles Rolls cashed in £73m of shares. ...
Halfords profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:13:06 AM
....2% to nearly £1. 1bn, boosted by the acquisition of upmarket bike business Tredz/Wheelies. ...
Tiffany fails to sparkle as sales keep sliding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:53:20 PM
....Tiffany & Co has reported a surprise sales slump in the Americas, its largest market, sending shares lower. The upmarket jeweller sold fewer products than expected in the three months to April, with like-for-like sales falling 4%. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
....The M&S lifer initially concentrated on lowering clothing prices and running fewer promotions while promising female shoppers wearable rather than catwalk fashions. He upped the ante in the autumn, unveiling a five-year plan to slash the amount of trading space devoted to clothing by 10% and instead focus on the expansion of its upmarket food halls. ...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
....For the battle-hardened business traveller, budget hotel chains are synonymous with dreary decor, thin walls and the hum of the motorway beyond the window. But in the same way that Ryanair and easyJet raised their game to make the low-cost option acceptable for work trips, cheap hotels are luring the corporate pound with a move upmarket. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
.... Rivals Tesco and Sainsbury’s also finished in the bottom half of the table while WH Smith was one rung off the bottom. A surprise climber was upmarket department store Harvey Nichols which was the fastest riser, jumping from 21st to third place on the top 100 list. ...
Coach bags New York rival Kate Spade for $2.4bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:32:13 PM
.... . It expanded quickly and its products stocked by upmarket retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
.... While professional cyclists whizz through tours in a blur of neon Lycra and bulging quads, dedicated amateurs often resort to makeshift gear such as flapping Sports Direct jogging bottoms and sweaty cagoules for the schlep to work. Simon Mottram, the chief executive of the cyclewear brand Rapha, is the cycling world’s equivalent of the fashion police, and a rush hour ride across London last week only reinforced his belief in the need for his upmarket gear. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
....The company had relied on its own website, which directs applicants to a recruitment centre in London, but has now started using jobcentres and social media adverts to appeal to British candidates. The high street chain told a parliamentary committee in March that just one in 50 job applicants were British because its upmarket sandwich shops were not seen by Britons as a “desirable place to work”. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
.... . In a research report they pointed out that Sports Direct had already vowed to take its UK business more upmarket. ...
UK wine industry to plant 1m vines as sector bubbles with confidence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:30:21 AM
.... The bottles from Gusbourne, Hattingley Valley, Litmus and Wiston include still wines for the first time. “Sales have been steadily increasing since 2011, but in 2016 we saw a peak in interest,” said Rob Graves, the head of wine and food buying at the upmarket retailer. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
....Put more baldly, the reason why Republicans and British Conservatives started giving each other copies of Atlas Shrugged in the 80s was that Rand seemed to grant intellectual heft to the prevailing ethos of the time. Her insistence on the “morality of rational self-interest” and “the virtue of selfishness” sounded like an upmarket version of the slogan, derived from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, that defined the era: greed is good. ...
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. ...
Sales of luxury London properties collapsed by 86% in past year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 12:43:40 PM
....Rents are also falling, partly as sellers unable to find buyers choose to rent out their properties instead. Separate data from upmarket property agents Knight Frank found that rents in prime central London locations fell 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. ...

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