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Q3 2015/16 Trading Statement

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Update on key priorities: Food sales – Best ever Christmas An excellent quarter in a highly competitive market: sales +3.7%; +0.4% LFL Strong outperformance of the market; record sales, +17% in the key Christmas week General Merchandise gross margin up significantly Continued improvement in sourcing and decision to hold back from heavy discounting Margin guidance upgraded to the top end of the guided range of +200 to +250bps General Merchandise sales disappointing Sales -5.0%, LFL -5.8% due to unseasonal conditions and avail... Read More »

Gillette Fusion® ProShield™ Teams Up with NFL Offensive Linemen to Celebrate Those Who Shield

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Gillette® [NYSE: PG] is celebrating the importance of shielding by teaming up with NFL offensive linemen John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens, Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins, and Rodger Saffold of the St. Louis Rams to spotlight the protectors of the gridiron in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area. These are the unsung heroes who don’t throw Hail Marys or take the ball to the house. What they do is shield and protect every play and the face of the team, and that’s something Gillette Fusion® ProShield™ can get b... Read More »

Burberry launches on Apple TV

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Burberry today announced that it has launched on Apple TV. To mark its debut, Burberry will be livestreaming its upcoming Menswear show to audiences worldwide on the app, becoming the first luxury brand to broadcast a fashion show live on the platform. The livestream on Monday 11 January, will also feature a performance by British musician and Mercury Prize winner, Benjamin Clementine, who will be performing the soundtrack to the show live from the venue in London’s Kensington Gardens. The Burberry app for Apple TV also offers access to a c... Read More »

Tesco customers to enjoy lower diesel prices for the New Year

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Peter Cattell, Fuel Director for Tesco said: “We know our customers really value low fuel prices and having diesel for 99.7p a litre will give our customers a big helping hand for the New Year. This reduction will mean millions of customers save money by shopping at Tesco.” Tesco will continue to review the price of diesel subject to changes in oil markets and foreign exchange movements. Customers will also continue to benefit from a range of offers including Tesco’s Brand Guarantee price-matching service, which means customers will never... Read More »

Global Color Cosmetics Market 2015-2019

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The rise in demand for natural and organic based color cosmetics is anticipated to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. The increasing health and wellness trend across the globe has also left its impression on the nail care industry. For instance, the Nourish brand of organic nail polish is infused with essential oils with antifungal properties aimed at promoting healthy nails. Product segmentation and analysis of the color cosmetics market Facial makeup Eye makeup Lip makeup Nail makeup Facial makeup accounted for 38% o... Read More »

Global Perfumes and Fragrances Market 2015-2019

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Technavio€™s market research analyst has estimated eminent factors, such as the recent rise in e-retail of fragrances and perfumes, to drive market growth during the forecast period. Recently, it has been observed that individuals prefer to shop online as it helps to save time and is more convenient. This trend of online shopping is envisaged to bolster market growth as it helps vendors to augment sales and spread brand awareness. Segmentation by product and analysis of the fragrances and perfumes market Premium Mass The premium segment... Read More »

Hitachi Rail Italy to manufacture AT300 trains for GWR in the West of England

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Hitachi Rail Italy today announces that a new fleet of AT300 trains for the UK train operating company Great Western Railway (GWR) will be manufactured at Hitachi Rail Italy's facility in Pistoia. Hitachi Rail Europe finalised a deal in July 2015 to supply and maintain 29 brand new AT300 trains for the GWR franchise, which operates trains between London Paddington and the West Country locations of Plymouth and Penzance. Comprising 7 nine-car and 22 five-car bi-mode trains, the mixed fleet will allow for flexible use, including 10-car form... Read More »

The philosophy of epic entrepreneurs: Bill Gates

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Seattle, USA, 1955. Out of the dorms of Harvard and into the secluded world of digital-technology geeks and the magic of coding. Genius tech architect, influential global leader and crusader of the greatest revolution in philanthropy.... The 'impatient optimist', Bill Gates. "I can do anything I put my mind into." Those were the prophetic words of a young boy, aged 11 - William Henry Gates III. A non-conformist, intellectual introvert and deep thinker. In childhood dreams it was not Never Land he inhabited, but the burning battlefields of... Read More »

The best young entrepreneurs of 2015

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Millennials are at the forefront of a digital revolution that is changing the way we conduct both our professional and private lives. How they can harness this to further their own entrepreneurial endeavours will determine the success of their start-ups, with those early adopters having a fantastic competitive advantage to exploit. 1. Michelle Phan (Ipsy) Michelle Phan has achieved what many business minds believed to be impossible: turning blog followers into paying customers. She built her own vlogging network from scratch, and in a matt... Read More »

New Glen Lyon FPSO sets sail for west of Shetland

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The new FPSO is a key element of the multi-billion pound Quad204 project, which is re-developing the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, extending production out to 2035 and possibly beyond. “This important milestone is consistent with BP’s strategy to sustain a competitive, high quality business in the North Sea region” said Trevor Garlick, Regional President for BP’s North Sea business. “The Schiehallion and Loyal oil fields are established assets with a strong future and through this investment, we and our co-venturers Shell and OMV are taking... Read More »

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