Marks and Spencer likely to join Next and Tesco in slump as like-for-like sales decline

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tim Wallace Monday 3 November 2014 12:32 am Marks and Spencer likely to join Next and Tesco in slump as like-for-like sales decline whatsapp Share Tags: Company Marks & Spencer Groupcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndo The slump in British retail is set to hit Marks and Spencer hard this week, after poor financial results from rival Next and supermarket Tesco.Weak sales figures will pile increasing pressure on chief executive Marc Bolland – like-for-like sales have already fallen for the past 13 quarters, despite the growing economic recovery.The consensus among analysts is that Marks and Spencer will on Wednesday report a 3.7 per cent decline in like-for-like general merchandise (GM) sales and a 0.2 per cent rise in food sales during its second quarter. Such forecasts represent a substantial slowdown from the 1.5 per cent fall in GM and 1.7 per cent rise in food it reported in the first quarter.Investors are increasingly shunning the high street stalwart – its shares currently stand at 406.7p, down from this year’s peak of 512p in February.Official figures show hedge fund Lone Pine is vigorously shorting the firm’s shares. Lone Pine has borrowed 1.56 per cent of the retailer’s shares, the Financial Conduct Authority said, making the size of its interest on a par with the biggest 20 shareholders in the company.Major retailers have taken a beating in recent months. Next was forced to put out a profit warning last week as the firm cut its central profit guidance by three per cent. And Tesco last month reported a 92 per cent crash in profits for the third quarter.Analysts also believe Marks and Spencer is failing to make the most of the growing online market.“The waiting game continues. We believe the recent sell-off in the shares reflects the market discounting likely disappointing first half results,” said Investec in a note.“With like-for-like sales figures looking set to be negative in both business [Investec forecasts a 0.1 per cent decline in food sales] and no improvement in the M&S.com run-rate likely, we don’t expect much hard evidence to support a recovery thesis yet.” whatsapplast_img read more

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Davidoff brand helps Imperial nearly double its first half profit

first_img whatsapp Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Davidoff brand helps Imperial nearly double its first half profit Wednesday 6 May 2015 8:57 pm Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Tags: NULL IMPERIAL Tobacco said it was on track to meet its full-year targets yesterday despite ongoing turbulence in Iraq leading to a five per cent fall in tobacco volumes. Even after the fall in underlying volumes, the company saw sales of its more profitable products, such as Davidoff, surge 15 per cent.The strength of the firm’s growth brand range, which now accounts for 48 per cent of net revenues and 51 per cent of total volumes, came at the expense of its more established portfolio range. The decline in tobacco volumes dragged on revenues, which fell year-on-year from £12.6bn to £12.1bn during the first half. Despite the decline of its traditional range, Imperial saw its pre-tax profits surge to £1.1bn during the six months ending 31 March, up from £639m during the same period last year.Imperial increased its dividend by 10 per cent to 42.8p per share.Shares closed up 1.76 per cent. whatsapplast_img read more

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Amazon UK to create 19,000 jobs over Christmas to cope with extra demand

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Caitlin Morrison Amazon UK is creating 19,000 people in seasonal roles over Christmas as it gears up for the busiest time of the year, the online retailer announced yesterday.The company said the majority of the jobs will be in its fulfillment and customer service centres to help cope with the extra demand. Thursday 8 October 2015 8:00 pm whatsapp Salaries will start from £7.00 per hour and no one will be hired on zero-hour contracts, an Amazon spokesperson said.“There are many people who take up seasonal roles each and every Christmas. We look forward to welcoming them back as well as the many new faces who will join us for the first time,” Amazon’s vice president of UK operations, John Tagawa, said.He added that “hundreds” of the temporary workers this Christmas will be offered the chance to stay on a permanent basis.Amazon has created 700 permanent roles in its eight UK fulfilment centres so far this year, taking its headcount at those sites to 7,800 staff. Amazon UK to create 19,000 jobs over Christmas to cope with extra demand Share last_img read more

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Overwhelming majority of world’s population live in areas with dirty air, WHO says

first_imgHealthOverwhelming majority of world’s population live in areas with dirty air, WHO says Leave this field empty if you’re human: While China ranked sixth among countries with the highest number of deaths due to ambient air pollution, Dora said the country is doing “an amazing amount of stuff” to fight it, such as with clean cars. But coal-fired power plants, household burning of coal and wood to produce energy, and transportation remain big generators of pollution in China, he said.Turkmenistan has the highest rate of deaths per capita in the WHO’s classification due to ambient air pollution, followed by Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and China.— Jamey Keaten WHO says there is no evidence that face mask, such as the one being worn by a woman in Beijing in 2015, above, offers much protection against air pollutants. Andy Wong/AP Privacy Policy Related: Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. By Associated Press Sept. 27, 2016 Reprints Associated Press Fracking may worsen asthma in patients near drilling sites WHO says 1 in 9 deaths worldwide is linked to indoor and outdoor pollution.Tuesday’s report focuses on outdoor air pollution, which is estimated to kill about 3 million people per year based on 2012 figures, the most recent available.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. GENEVA — More than 9 out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease, and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.The UN health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits, with southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean, and western Pacific regions hardest hit.The country-by-country figures come from new satellite data over rural areas to complement traditional ground measurements of pollution, mostly in cities, in about 3,000 places worldwide. A similar WHO report released in May that said 98 percent of residents in large cities of low- and middle-income countries are facing excessively high air pollution.advertisement The aim is to educate both policymakers and individuals about the risks, at a time of spiraling health care costs. Dora noted, for example, that doctors could advise their patients about higher risks of heart disease in some countries, or how solar lamps could substitute for kerosene lamps that are used in many parts of the developing world.He said WHO has no evidence that face masks like those worn in many parts of Asia and beyond have a positive impact in reducing exposure to fine particles.He noted that North America is faring well compared with Europe, mostly due to Europe’s greater dependence on diesel fuel and partially due to farm policies that generate agricultural ammonia and methane. “There are two things happening. One is: rich countries are getting much better in improving the quality of the air; and two: poorer countries are getting worse. That is the overall trend,” said Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO coordinator for environmental and social determinants of health. About the Author Reprints Tags air pollutioncancerstrokelast_img read more

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Well-known Laois woman speaks about overcoming stammer on national television

first_img Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook Well-known Laois woman speaks about overcoming stammer on national television Twitter WhatsApp A well-known Laois teacher has given an exceptional interview on national television about her experience growing up with a bad stammer, and the supports she received.Claire Marie McGrath, who works in The Heath NS, appeared on the Elaine Show on Virgin Media, to discuss the McGuire Programme.The McGuire Programme helps tackle the many fears of speaking experienced by people who stammer.Claire Marie has been the incredible move from using McGuire programme herself, to coaching others in the programme.Claire Marie, who is a Special Education teacher in The Heath NS, spoke about how the programme helped her overcome her stammer.Speaking on the afternoon programme, Claire Marie said: “It was just an absolute block. So I would just turn to my friends, and would ask them before I’d ever meet anyone new, ‘can you please introduce me?’”“There was so much in life that I wouldn’t have done. Every decision I would make would have determined would I have to speak,” said The Heath woman.Claire Marie said she reluctantly went to the McGuire programme 14 years ago through gentle encouragement from her mother.“Being able to say my name. That was all I wanted from the course,” said Claire Marie.Claire Marie says the three-day course worked on both physical and psychological reasons behind why a person who experiences a stammer.After the course, the person is given a coach who helps them with their progression, a role which Claire Marie has now taken on herself.“It’s being able to ring someone afterwards. Teaching now, I would work with a lot of teenagers on the course. It’s being able to say; ‘This is okay’.“For a lot of people, it’s hard to believe that you’ve come from there,” said Claire Marie.For more information about the McGuire programme, visit here.SEE ALSO – Well-known Laois business owner undertaking gruelling 10 Ironmans in 10 days TAGSClaire Marie McGrath Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home News Community Well-known Laois woman speaks about overcoming stammer on national television NewsCommunity Previous articleNo functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say local councillorsNext articleOur guide to what’s on around Laois this weekend Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 25th July 2019 GAA Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest GAA last_img read more

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Check out a selection of great offers in Telfords this Spring

first_img Council By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th March 2021 Pinterest TAGSTelfords Twitter Telfords in Portlaoise have a number of great offers in store and on site this spring.In each instance here you can click on the image to go to see more. Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SEE ALSO – Check out the homepage of the Telfords website herecenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCoronavirus: 17 further deaths and 557 new cases as Laois 14-day rate declines once moreNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, March 18, 2021 LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Check out a selection of great offers in Telfords this Spring Home Sponsored Check out a selection of great offers in Telfords this Spring Sponsored Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date last_img read more

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Toll Cross to resign from IIROC membership

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Investment dealers The small cap market has been under increasing pressure in the past couple of years, and this weakness is also spilling over to the brokerage firms that focus on these companies. The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) has repeatedly warned about the shortage of available equity capital for small cap companies, and it has called on the federal government to consider tax measures designed to stimulate the flow of capital to startups. Hearing for failed PACE Securities execs set for 2021 Related news Octagon Capital dismissed by IIROCcenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Court appoints counsel for investors in PACE Securities wind-up James Langton Institutional brokerage firm Toll Cross Securities Inc. is seeking to resign from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). IIROC said Thursday it has been informed that Toll Cross, which describes itself as “a full service institutional investment brokerage firm” focused on small- and mid-cap companies, intends to resign its membership in the self-regulatory organization. It reports that the resignation process has begun, and the SRO will announce when the resignation is to take effect. last_img read more

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Harmony Soiree is Back in 2021

first_imgHarmony Soiree is Back in 2021 NT GovernmentThis year will see the return of the Harmony Soiree hosted at the Darwin Waterfront.Cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the Territory Government is bringing this event back for the community to enjoy, to support local business and local multicultural groups.Running for 10 years now, the Harmony Soiree is the biggest multicultural event of the year in Darwin, and provides an opportunity for Territorians to celebrate and embrace the different cultures of the world.The event will see more than 18 community stalls and feature 20 cultural groups from various corners of the world including China, India, Vietnam, Madagascar, France, Nigeria and Nepal.Northern Territory Government Harmony Grants totalling close to $35,000 were awarded this financial year to 22 multicultural organisations. The majority of these recipients will be using the funding for their involvement in the Harmony Soiree 2021 through community cultural stalls and performances.Other multicultural groups used their Harmony Grants funding to run cultural ceramic classes, Harmony Day breakfasts and cultivating peace workshops.The Harmony Day Soiree will be held at the Darwin Waterfront on Saturday 1 May from 4pm.Quotes from the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Worden:“Multiculturalism is a vital part of the Top End’s vibrancy.“It is wonderful to see this event back on the events calendar, as one of our many beloved celebrations that was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19. It’s a great sign for the Territory that our multicultural festivals are back and testament to the resilience and fortitude of our communities.“Our Community groups have been working hard to bring you lively performances and a range of delicious foods, vibrant cultural activities and items which showcase and celebrate their culture – I look forward to seeing you at the Harmony Soiree!”Quotes from Darwin Waterfront Corporation Events and Marketing Manager, Jessica McAneney:“This year is seeing the return of many cultural events to the Top End and Darwin Waterfront is excited to host the 10th anniversary of Harmony Soiree.“The largest multicultural event of the year, we are delighted to be welcoming back over 20 community groups to share their food, music, performances and culture with the Darwin community.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, AusPol, Australia, business, China, community, covid-19, Darwin, France, Government, India, Madagascar, Minister, Nepal, Nigeria, Northern Territory, resilience, Vietnamlast_img read more

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Grilles Gone Wild: People are copying BMW’s divisive new beaver-teeth look

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LACMA, SMC partner to provide PPE to local physicians

first_imgHomeSportsCollegeLACMA, SMC partner to provide PPE to local physicians May. 18, 2020 at 6:00 amCollegeCovid-19FeaturedHealthNewsSanta Monica CollegeStudentsLACMA, SMC partner to provide PPE to local physiciansBrennon Dixson1 year agoCOVID-19LACMAPPEsmcVolunteers at Santa Monica College helped provide necessary equipment to medical workers. Courtesy photos.Volunteers at Santa Monica College helped provide necessary equipment to medical workers. Courtesy photos.123Volunteers at Santa Monica College helped provide necessary equipment to medical workers. Courtesy photos. Thanks to a partnership between the Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Santa Monica College, hundreds of Westside physicians received personal protective equipment Thursday that will allow them to continue practicing during the pandemic.LACMA, the largest county medical organization in California, held its second PPE distribution event this week at Santa Monica College, and officials said nearly 150 physicians stopped by for a curbside pickup of KN95 masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and other critical office supplies.“Healthcare workers are short on PPE everywhere, whether they’re community physicians or work at large hospital groups, so we really have been focused on investing more than $100,000 of our own funding to help physicians sort this mess out and get the PPE they need,” said Dr. Sion Roy, president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. “It’s not just a funding issue. It’s also a pipeline issue — as I’m sure you know — because we can’t just go on Amazon and order what we need,” so LACMA has spent an immeasurable amount of manhours trying to track down a supplier and provide resources to those who need it.“We followed 30 to 40 leads; a lot of them were international, domestic and local but almost all of them fell through for various reasons,” Roy said, detailing how fraud and trade restrictions have made the marketplace for supplies unnavigable in recent months. “But we finally have found a local distributor,” which is something he and LACMA are thankful for, because droves of residents have shown up to both of the recent curbside events.“We had 150 practices registered, and they come from all over the county, not just Santa Monica,” Roy said. “Obviously, travelling 20-30 miles isn’t as big of a deal without the traffic but it shows there is a need in all corners of the county, so we’re trying to focus our efforts on both members and nonmembers because any sort of practice anywhere in the county can be affected.”Since the launch of the LACMA COVID-19 Rapid Response initiative in mid March, Roy said the organization has raised nearly $125,000 in funds and provided approximately 400 medical practices with financial assistance, PPE supplies and telehealth subsidies, resources and more.Roy hopes the organization will hold more curbside pickups in the near future and shared local practices and physicians who are in need of assistance can visit ladocs.org/coronavirus to apply for assistance or find links to information that will be useful.“We’re just trying to do everything we can to help physicians stay open,” Roy [email protected] :COVID-19LACMAPPEsmcshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLos Angeles County considers individual opening plans for citiesCoronavirus infection rate continues to slow in Santa MonicaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more

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