M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite – BBC News

The fact that Easter fell later this year hit the company hard, although Mr Rowe added that the fall was also partly due to a push for more clothes being sold at full price. Clothing and home sales revenue still fell by 3.4%, although food performed better, falling just 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Mr Rowe said the company remained “on track” with its turnaround plans announced last year, which…

May 24, 2017
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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging – BBC News

A $2m prize for inventors to devise products that are practical and easily recycled will be launched by Prince Charles in London later. Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, welcomed the competition, adding: “Improvements are desperately needed in product design.” Simon Ellin’s worst recycling offenders: Pringles (and products with similar packaging): “Number One recycling villain. These things are a… nightmare. Impossible to separate the parts.” Lucozade Sport (and…

May 18, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Apple is doubling down on its quest to turn its stores into more than just a stop on a shopping trip. The Cupertino giant unveiled a host of new programs on Tuesday meant to make its retail locations feel more like community gathering places of sorts. One of these moves is a new “Today” section on Apple’s website that will serve as a central hub for…

May 17, 2017
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