Engine sells to Hollywood powerhouse for £100m

Engine sells to Hollywood powerhouse for £100m

Chicago-based private equity firm Lake Capital is buying Peter Scott’s Engine Group; the company that owns WCRS, US-based digital agency Deep Focus and social media agency Jam among others. The price is said to be £100m. Lake Capital is buying ...

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Intermarché triumphs with war on food waste

Intermarché triumphs with war on food waste

My friend Martin Hayman sends me this glorious campaign, ‘Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables,’ from the Intermarché supermarket chain. I shall forward it to incoming Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, who will – at a stroke – rescue the flagging giant, become ...

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Apple enters pay-TV sports market

Apple enters pay-TV sports market

Just in Brazil so far, but the news will be greeted warily by existing pay-TV companies such as Britain’s BSkyB and warmly by the world’s bigger football clubs. Apple TV, hitherto a set-top box business (albeit one boasting a $1bn ...

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Former Tesco boss Higginson steps in at Morrisons

Former Tesco boss Higginson steps in at Morrisons

The heat has just been turned up a few notches on incoming Tesco CEO Dave Lewis with the announcement that former Tesco finance director Andrew Higginson (left) is to be the next chairman of rival Morrisons. Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips ...

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City of London Police crack down on illegal websites

City of London Police crack down on illegal websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at the City of London Police has begun replacing advertising on copyright infringing websites with official force banners, warning the user that the site is currently under criminal investigation. Working with content verification ...

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