Category Archives: United Kingdom

Irish Company changes Scottish soccer sponsorship strategy

Tennents Lager, owned by Irish Company C&C Group PLC, has announced that it is to end its 36 year relationship with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) the governing body for Soccer in Scotland. Instead the Irish company has announced that … Continue reading

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Citizens Bank parent (RBS) agrees to sell Asian assets for half a billion

RBS, (Royal Bank of Scotland, parent of Citizens Bank & ABN Amro) has finalized a deal worth $550m to sell its operations in six Asian countries to ANZ (the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group). The deal involves operations in … Continue reading

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Britvic trading update positive

Britvic PLC, maker of Robinsons and Tango (and UK distributor of Pepsi, Gatorade and 7Up on behalf of PepsiCo Inc) said this morning that expectations on its full-year results are ahead of analysts forecasts having seen particularly strong trading in … Continue reading

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Woolworths is dead. All stores to close after Christmas

All Woolworths’ stores will shut by January 5th 2009, the company’s it was confirmed this morning. Administrators, Deloitte, said around 200 of the company’s 807 stores would close by December 27th, followed by a second batch of 200 on December … Continue reading

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UK to reduce VAT (Sales tax) to 15%

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasury Secretary) Alistair Darling is expected to reduce British sales tax or VAT from 17.5% to 15% in a move aimed at stimulating the faltering Uk economy. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will try to kickstart … Continue reading

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Jordan (Katie Price) launches new lingerie range

She’s known the world over and earlier yesterday Katie Price unveiled her new collection of lingerie by personally modeling it herself at the ASDA Living Store in Lakeside in Essex, England. Jordan also signed autographs. During the course of the event, … Continue reading

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Oil below $50 for first time in more than 3 years

Oil prices sank under $50 a barrel in London this afternoon, reaching the lowest levels for three and a half years, as the market reacted to weak energy demand. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in January tumbled to

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