Author Archives: Michel Cooper

Gwyneth Paltrow brings Goop to the UK

By Joshua Cheetham Business reporter, BBC News 25 September 2018 Image copyright Neilson Barnard/Getty Images The controversial lifestyle brand founded by Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has opened its first UK store. Goop’s pop-up store in Notting Hill, west London, opens on Tuesday until late January. Its online store is also available to European customers for the first time in its ...

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Manchester United revenues hit record of £590m

Manchester United revenues hit record of £590m 25 September 2018 comments Image copyright Reuters Revenues made by Manchester United have hit a record as the football club earned more money from TV rights. The club reported revenues of £590m in the year to the end of June, up 1.5% on the prior year, and forecast they would top £600m next ...

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Hundreds of job losses as drugs firm to close Grimsby site

Hundreds of job losses as drugs firm to close Grimsby site 25 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The firm will close the site by 2020 but said it was “not as a result of the UK leaving the European Union” Hundreds of jobs will be lost when a major employer in Grimsby closes its pharmaceutical factory as part ...

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Next warns on Brexit risks as online sales rise

Next warns on Brexit risks as online sales rise 25 September 2018 comments Image copyright Newscast Next has reported better-than-expected sales following this summer’s heatwave but warned of Brexit-related risks to its business. Buoyant trading for the first six months of the year led the clothing retailer to raise its profit forecast for the full year by £10m to £727m. ...

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Hotpot chain Haidilao on fire ahead of Hong Kong listing

Hotpot chain Haidilao on fire ahead of Hong Kong listing By Sarah Porter BBC News, Singapore 25 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images It has a reputation for keeping customers waiting for more than two hours for a table, and has suffered a couple of very high profile food scandals in China and in Singapore. But the Beijing-based hotpot chain ...

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Debenhams attempts to 'bring joy back' to High Street

Debenhams attempts to ‘bring joy back’ to High Street By Emma Simpson Business correspondent, BBC News 25 September 2018 Image copyright Debenhams Image caption Debenhams’ new store includes a “minibar” with travel-sized items “We have to make shopping fun again,” says the boss of Debenhams, Sergio Bucher. There’s a lot riding on his vision of the future. The department store ...

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Donald Trump hails South Korea trade deal

Donald Trump hails South Korea trade deal 24 September 2018 Image copyright EPA Donald Trump has signed a revised trade pact with South Korea, aimed at expanding opportunities for US carmakers and pharmaceutical companies. It marks the first such agreement finalised by the US president, who has promised to overhaul his country’s trade relationships. At a press conference in New ...

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Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers 24 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images More than £500m was stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of 2018, figures have shown. Industry group UK Finance said £145m of that was due to authorised push payment (APP) scams, in which people are conned into sending money ...

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Brexit: Flights 'at risk' under no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Flights ‘at risk’ under no-deal, government warns 24 September 2018 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters A no-deal Brexit could cause disruption to air travel between the UK and European Union countries, the government warned on Monday. This worst-case scenario is set out in the latest batch of documents outlining what what would happen to key industries if no ...

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WH Smith halts Debenhams gift card sales

24 September 2018 Image copyright Dan Kitwood WH Smith has stopped selling gift cards for department store chain Debenhams. There has been much speculation over Debenhams’ financial health, and earlier this month it rushed out a statement to try to reassure investors. So far this year, Debenhams has issued three profit warnings and lost more than two-thirds of its share ...

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