The man behind the inception of Asos a decade ago has dug out gold in terms of its revenue and earnings of approximately £15m in his first main sale of shares as the online fashion retailer.
It appeared that Nick Robertson had vended approximately a fifth of his stake just few hours subsequent to the Asos declared that the sturdy sales of maxi-outfits and occasion wear aided the first-quarter sales mounting up by
During this season the shoppers seems to be speckled out on celebration food and new televisions since the previous month entered the charts as the football passion engrossed the Britons, the view was depicted by the retail sales figures.
The British Retail association expressed that the World Cup and previous month's grilled weather thronged a welcome to many of the retailers in the month of June. It further expressed that primitive consent sales entailed the lift the toasts in high spirits.
Amazon UK has proclaimed the launch of its online grocery division, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Online retailer is known for selling books, games, DVDs and CDs across the world, and the unusual declaration to offer more than 22,000 consumer products from international brands including Kraft, Pepsi, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Pampers, Ariel, and Pedigree and independent suppliers made many of the industry experts to think twice about the same offering.
There is speculation growing to ascertain whether the Tesco is coming up with a new clothing store in London's West End or not, but one vendor which is for sure creating its presence in the popular shopping market is discount fashion supplier TK Maxx.
Trailing an unreserved store launch program in the UK that has witnessed the group adding stores in Wimbledon, Weymouth, Windsor and many different locations in past few months, the bandwagon TK Maxx on donning the Cross Road shall roll on its doors for the public on Thursday July 22nd.
The backers of Ocado, including with the 3 previous bankers who founded the industry, a decade before, are set to dig about 430 million pounds when the online grocer floats on the stock market later on this month.
Ocado is aspiring for an estimation of 1.1 billions of pounds in a floatation that will also make out its investors, bank advisers and lawyers get extra 15 million pound in fees.
Amongst the many witnesses the Fidelity's Tom Ewing is the one who has also viewed that the value of the petty stake he invested in the Ocado has doubled in just 10 months since the online grocer revealed the particulars of the IPO this morning.
Ocado, the group which was commenced by the three former Goldman Sachs bankers in the year 2000, is aspiring for the assessment of over £1bn in its designed IPO, after valuing its £200m share offer between 200p and 275p.
If we take up the mid-point then Ocado can grasp the market value of £1.18bn.
According to trading statements, Builders' merchant Travis Perkins, owner of Wickes, started poor on markets as economic recovery began. However, the company has become popular among analysts, 10 of whom projected Travis Perkins as a strong buy, even though, the group was trading at a relatively cheap 10.8 times on 2010 earnings.
But on Friday, Travis Perkins gave cheering expectations to the investors by stating that it had performed well in the first half, with its sales up by 3.4%. The Company’s CEO also exclaimed that it would also go for dividend payouts with a 5% interim dividend.
Shareholders of Marks & Spencer showed distress over the company’s excessive pay outs to its executives. The voice was raised by investors at M&S’ annual general meeting later this month, where two investor groups issued warnings to the firm.
A report by Manifest, a proxy voting agency brought out that the new chief executive Mark Bolland was paid a pay reward of £15.1 million, which is indeed a high amount and the company is also offering incomparable bonus payouts on the name of its performance plans.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Merchandising Officer, John Fleming is giving up his post, in what is the retailer's third upper-level managerial change in no more than a week’s time.
Fleming has devoted 10 years of his life to Wal-Mart and played a distinguished role in offering corrective supervision in regards to product selection and relationships with retailers at the company, which had no less than $400 billion in sales in the preceding year.
He is leaving on August 1 on the grounds of some personal reasons.
Abercrombie & Fitch has been able to find bedbugs in a second Manhattan store, which has led the Company's chief to implore Mayor, Michael Bloomberg for assistance.
The retailer shut its South Street Seaport location on Friday, which is just two days after he shuttered his Hollister Epic store in SoHo.
In a letter to Mr. Bloomberg, Abercrombie Chairman and CEO, Michael S. Jeffries asked for control and management on how best to take care of the problem, which is the growing infestation of bedbugs in New York City.
John Browett, the boss of one of the largest retailers in Britain has played-down fears that the VAT rise may hurt the business. He is the head of DSG which owns the Currys and the PC World. He told he would not make a big difference in one way or another.
He said that in their business they usually get price deflation every year as the technology gets better each year. He commented this as the DSG announced a return to its profit of last year. The government has announced that the rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% will be implemented from 4th January of 2011.
Electronics giant DSG and the Comet chain of electricals stores’ owner Kesa are all set to report full-year results this week.
DSG, which owns Currys as well as PCWorld chains, is expected to post underlying pre-tax profit in the range of £80 million to £90 million for the full-year. Last year, the retailer DGS, which was previously known as Dixons, had posted pre-tax profit of £50.5 million.
Supermarket giant Tesco could face an investor revolt over executive pay at its July 2nd annual meeting as up to now four corporate governance lobbying groups have urged investors to vote against company’s remuneration report.
UK corporate governance advisory firm Pensions Investment & Research Consultants (Pric) said directors’ bonuses and long-term incentive offered by Tesco were excessive.
Wal-Mart recently informed that the high prices laid down by Cape Wind's initial contract to sell electricity may result in more elevated costs for the retailer.
Presently, Wal-Mart is paying more than $2 million per year to provide electricity to 28 Massachusetts stores that are catered by the National Grid, which conferred the deal with the offshore wind farm.
Cape Wind will be producing electricity by the year 2013. With this deal, Cape Wind will get a starting price more than twice as compared to the present basic residential rate that is for conventional power.