UNITED KINGDOM FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE

 
: : Nov/Dec 2000

Hilton ditches its casinos. Hilton, the hotel and leisure firm, has sold its Ladbroke Casinos business to the UK's biggest bingo operator Gala for 235m ($347m). .... [more] 26 Dec, 2000
Body Shop downgrades internet business. The new sense of reality about the business potential of the internet was underlined yesterday when Body Shop revealed it had scaled down its online ambitions. .... [more] 20 Dec, 2000
M&S designer may quit. Marks & Spencer, the troubled retail chain, yesterday confirmed that one of its top designers may quit. .... [more] 19 Dec, 2000
Blind date: It sounds like a recipe for disaster. I had dinner in Zurich this week with three Swiss people and an expatriate Brit. We sat together and chatted for a couple of hours, but don't ask me what they looked like. I couldn't see them. .... 8 Dec, 2000
M&S puts in outsiders at children's wear and food. Marks & Spencer has hired top name retailers to head two of its key departments - food and children's wear. .... [more] 7 Dec, 2000
Fast food giant creates 10,000 jobs. Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to create 10,000 new jobs over the next five years as part of a massive expansion programme. .... [more] 27 Nov, 2000
Top Shop owner poaches Iceland chief. The UK's second largest clothes retailer, Arcadia, has poached the chief executive of Iceland as it attempts to move back into profit. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2000
From Iceland to Arcadia. Hoerner leaves clothing retailer with an 800,000 severance package. .... [more] 13 Nov, 2000
Alldays PLC - RDC Buy-in/Disposal Program. Alldays plc successfully completes RDC buy-in/disposal programme and is to explore the sale of the Company. .... 9 Nov, 2000
M&S admits there are no quick fixes as sales slip. Marks and Spencer, the UK's largest clothing and food retailer, on Tuesday provided little cheer for investors with its interim results, reporting a widely expected drop in half-year profits, but with recent sales far worse than expected. .... [more] 7 Nov, 2000
M&S profits slump. Profits and sales continue to slump at the UK's leading high street retailer Marks and Spencer. .... [more] 7 Nov, 2000
Franchises put Abbey back in step with locals. News Analysis: Customers positively welcome as branches given power to tell head office what will sell. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2000
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