Archive for April, 2014

Just Eat’s progressive business model will bring back investors’ appetites

Just Eat’s progressive business model will bring back investors’ appetites

A spectacular initial public offering (IPO) valuation of £1.47bn saw many heralding the success of Just Eat, the online takeaway food delivery service. But, by the end of its first week of trading, Just Eat’s shares were trading at 250p, 10p down from their 260p launch price. Analysts criticised the floatation as overvalued and built […]

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Waitrose launches new ‘caring’ advert

Waitrose launches new ‘caring’ advert

  Waitrose, the high-end supermarket, has launched a new advertising campaign that aims to promote their social standing alongside the quality of their goods. Many of the big name supermarkets have seen market share squeezed by the growth of low cost Lidl and the relative success of premium brands like Waitrose and M&S, with Waitrose […]

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Jaguar Land Rover launches largest rooftop solar array

Jaguar Land Rover launches largest rooftop solar array

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled 21,000 solar modules on the roof of its new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Staffordshire. The 5.8MW array is expected to produce between a quarter and a third of the centre’s annual energy consumption. The energy to be produced by the huge solar installation would meet the needs of 1,600 homes […]

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Car sales, construction and productivity all up

Car sales, construction and productivity all up

A raft of good economic news this week concluded with an announcement that car sales hit a ten year high in the first quarter of 2014. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) revealed a 17.7% rise in new car registrations compared to a year earlier. There was also a 64% rise […]

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