Trading updates form online fashion firm ASOS and luxury brand Burberry this week will be examined for any signs of a Brexit blow to retail sales amid concerns that shoppers took a cautious approach to spending on the run-up to the EU referendum.
The Tendring Show, which this year takes place on Saturday, July 9, is one of the biggest events on the Essex farming calendar. SARAH CHAMBERS spoke to farmer Tom Glover, of Thorrington, who is this year’s president.
Poundland’s outgoing boss Jim McCarthy will unveil his final set of full-year figures this week and retail tycoon Sir Philip Green is expected to express regrets over his sale of BHS when he faces MPs.
Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and its takeover target Home Retail Group, owner of Argos, will both update on recent trading this week, with their tie-up currently under scrutiny from the competition watchdog.
Phil Carpenter spent 30 years at leading audio system company Bose UK, many of them as the firm’s managing director. Next month, he is due to visit Ipswich as the keynote speaker at the Anglia Business Exhibition. He spoke to Ross Bentley ahead of the event.
You will not see the company’s name on any labels but, if you regularly shop in a supermarket or drink in a pub or bar, there is a strong probability that you will have consumed ingredients produced by Treatt in Bury St Edmunds. Duncan Brodie paid a visit to see the company’s scientists at work.
Budget airline easyJet is expected to lay bare the cost of recent terror attacks this week, with William Hill also set to update the market on its progress while the annual meeting at Lloyds Banking Group caps off a busy week in the City.
Three years ago, turf care equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen launched a new apprenticeship programme to address a looming skills shortage. As operations director Simon Rainger tells Duncan Brodie, the move has proved to be a good investment.
The City will this week look for details of how Sainsbury’s plans to overhaul Argos when the supermarket posts its annual results next week, while trading at rival Morrisons and banking giant HSBC will also be in the spotlight.
Barclays will kick off a busy week for the banking sector by posting first quarter figures before gathering shareholders for its annual meeting, with trading updates also due from Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Woodbridge-based Daisy Bell runs Ladybiker.co.uk, a website that provides stylish outfits for women motorcyclists. She tells Lyn Peters how she has built a successful business catering for this growing market sector.
The IPRS Group employs more than 150 people around Britain, around half of them at its main site in Suffolk, involved in the delivery of a range of clinical services and products. DUNCAN BRODIE visited the IPRS head office near Ipswich to learn about how the company has come of age since its launch as a physiotherapy business 21 years ago.
The City will this week expect an update from Marks & Spencer on whether it has improved its clothing sales, and will want to hear if menswear retailer Moss Bros has managed another increase in profits.