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Monday 29 March 2010
Mothercare is expected to reveal slowing sales growth when it posts a quarterly update this week with the fourth-quarter figures likely to have been hit by tougher comparatives and the cold snap which persisted over January, February and early March.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Red faces at Rentokil and its PR agency BrandsLife, which claimed research showed the typical train carriage might be home to 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bedbugs and 200 fleas. The shocking findings were widely covered in the media, but prompted some cynicism amongst scientists who actually know a thing or two about such matters. After a series of blogs questioning the research, Rentokil has published "a clarification and an apology". This was a worst-case scenario, Rentokil now admits, based on assumptions such as the carriage never being cleaned or carrying any passengers to stamp on the pesky insects.
Friday 12 March 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
The banking sector, which has been the centre of public attention as bonus season has got into full swing, will retain the limelight this week as Barclays issues its full-year results tomorrow.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
Kentucky Fried Chicken employs some bright folks in its marketing department. How best to launch its "fiery wings" meal, they wondered, before noticing reports about town councils across the US being short of funds to install new fire hydrants. Enter KFC, which is paying for the hydrants on the condition it gets to advertise its fiery wings on them.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Monday 04 January 2010
The first major indicators of the festive trading period will come when the high-street bellwether Marks & Spencer and the fashion chain Next both post results on Wednesday.
Sunday 27 December 2009
Saturday 26 December 2009
They put up with The Godfather, Goodfellas, and several decades of gangster movies. They endured the cult success of The Sopranos, albeit through gritted teeth. But tolerant as they have reluctantly tried to be of fictional portrayals, one thing Italian Americans definitely won't stomach is a reality TV programme which appears to suggest that their community consists entirely of Mafiosi, bimbos and buffoons.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
High Street bellwether Marks & Spencer promises to hog the headlines with a second-quarter trading update, due on Wednesday.
Friday 21 August 2009
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