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Unilever defends £50bn approach for GSK’s consumer healthcare arm

Consumer goods group Unilever has indicated that it will continue to pursue a mega-merger with the health products business of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK has already said that it is looking to divest the … Continue reading “Unilever defends £50bn approach for GSK’s consumer healthcare arm”


Roman Semiokhin: Business Trends During and After a Pandemic

The emergence of COVID-19 changed the world, upending virtually every aspect of people’s daily lives and throwing businesses into one of the most turbulent economic climates in history. Benefiting from a wealth of … Continue reading “Roman Semiokhin: Business Trends During and After a Pandemic”


Lidl GB aiming to reach 1,100 stores within four years

Business is booming for Lidl and the retailer is planning to open hundreds of new stores in Great Britain over the next few years. Lidl GB has set a new store target of … Continue reading “Lidl GB aiming to reach 1,100 stores within four years”


Atom Bank moves to four-day week with no cut in pay

Online bank Atom Bank has switched to a four-day working week for its 430 employees without cutting their pay. The bank said that staff now work a shortened 34-hour week over four days, … Continue reading “Atom Bank moves to four-day week with no cut in pay”


M&S reports strong profit for first half

Marks and Spencer has returned to profit and said its turnaround plan was starting to pay off. The high street retailer reported pre-tax profit of £187.3m for the six months to October, the … Continue reading “M&S reports strong profit for first half”


Biggest UK firms required to reveal climate risks

New rules will make it compulsory for the UK’s biggest companies to disclose climate-related financial information, ensuring they consider the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change. The UK … Continue reading “Biggest UK firms required to reveal climate risks”


Brewing and pub sector calls for lower taxes to support recovery

Small independent breweries in the UK are struggling in the face of rising costs for essential materials such as fuel, CO2, energy, bottles, cans and packaging, according to an industry body. The Society … Continue reading “Brewing and pub sector calls for lower taxes to support recovery”


Premier Inn sees faster than expected recovery

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has seen a strong rebound after lockdown, with its performance in the six months to the end of August ahead of expectations. The budget hotel chain’s revenue per available … Continue reading “Premier Inn sees faster than expected recovery”


UK hospitality businesses show strong growth as Covid restrictions ease

Hospitality businesses outpaced the rest of the UK economy during September 2021, according to new figures. The latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker shows that tourism and recreation — which includes pubs, hotels, … Continue reading “UK hospitality businesses show strong growth as Covid restrictions ease”


6 insights your business can gain through market research

 Is market research really important for business success? Absolutely! That’s because it can provide you with plenty of valuable insights. Here are six insights you can gain through market research.  Market research is … Continue reading “6 insights your business can gain through market research”


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