Ulta issues rosier guidance after earnings trounce expectations – Financial Times

Ulta issues rosier guidance after earnings trounce expectationsFinancial TimesOur results reflect continued newness and innovation in merchandising, successful marketing programs, steady progress in our salon business and exceptional growth in e-commerce.” Ulta has enjoyed several years of strong growth, even as many other …and more »

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Ulta issues rosier guidance after earnings trounce expectations – Financial Times

Walkers crisps falls foul of social media hijack – Financial Times

Financial TimesWalkers crisps falls foul of social media hijackFinancial TimesMatt Donegan, chief executive of social media marketing agency Social Circle, said: “It's certainly the worst campaign featuring a brand app like this for some time. It does scream naivety. You can't have a fully automated system, you need to put some …and more »

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Walkers crisps falls foul of social media hijack – Financial Times

Sellers of green bond face a buyer’s test of their credentials – Financial Times

Financial TimesSellers of green bond face a buyer's test of their credentialsFinancial TimesLombard Odier's contrary approach highlights a difficulty when it comes to green bonds, a fast-growing corner of the fixed income market: how to buy into projects that will make a positive environmental difference, while avoiding those whose claims are …

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Sony chief executive outlines long-term profit strategy – Financial Times

Financial TimesSony chief executive outlines long-term profit strategyFinancial TimesFollowing a decade-long restructuring phase, Mr Hirai also said it was time to start capturing a bigger market share in certain regions for its TV and other electronics businesses. In the smartphone business, for example, Sony has said it will aim to …and more »

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Plain packaging on cigarettes makes UK anti-smoking stance clear – Financial Times

Financial TimesPlain packaging on cigarettes makes UK anti-smoking stance clearFinancial TimesThe introduction of plain packs will not make large numbers of smokers quit overnight but Action on Smoking and Health, a charity, said the benefits would become clear “once we have a generation of young people who haven't been exposed to marketing …and more »

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Plain packaging on cigarettes makes UK anti-smoking stance clear – Financial Times

Experian profits grow 11%; hails ‘vibrant’ credit checking sector – Financial Times

Experian profits grow 11%; hails 'vibrant' credit checking sectorFinancial TimesRevenues were up 2 per cent on a statutory basis to $4.3bn, from $4.2bn a year ago, without adjusting for the sale of a 75 per cent stake in its email and cross channel marketing business in April. Pre-tax profits were $1.1bn, up from $0.97bn last year.

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Experian profits grow 11%; hails ‘vibrant’ credit checking sector – Financial Times