Is market leader Tesco on the retreat in the UK supermarket battle?

You have to feel for Tesco CEO Phil Clarke (pictured), no sooner had he taken over from long-serving and highly successful predecessor Sir Terry Leahy, than UK retail sales fell off a cliff, hitting supermarket food sales too for the ...

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Steve Jobs leaves a daunting but inspiring legacy

US president Barack Obama hit the nail on the head when he said that Steve Jobs, who has died aged 56, was: “brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world and talented enough to ...

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Interbrand names 2011’s 100 best brands (this time Apple makes the top ten)

And here they are (in billions of dollars) according to the big brand consultancy: 1/Coca-Cola (71.8); 2/IBM (69.9); 3/Microsoft (59); 4/Google (55.3), 5/GE (42.8), 6/McDonald’s (35.6); 7/Intel (35.2); 8/ Apple (33.5), 9/Disney (29), 10 Hewlett-Packard (28.5). These things are measured ...

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Rugby World Cup is missing a gem of an ad from William Lawson’s

What a shame Bacardi-Martini didn’t bring back this William Lawson’s ad from 2000 for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Confronting those haka-mad Kiwis with some vintage Braveheart would have been just the ticket. Even better if Scotland had qualified for ...

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P&G turns to Old Spice guys Wieden+Kennedy to revive iconic soap brand Ivory

And Ivory certainly is iconic if you’re from Procter & Gamble: it’s one of the company’s most venerable products, dating from 1879, and the reason why P&G’s huge HQ in Cincinnati is sometimes called ‘Ivory Towers.’ For all that, Ivory ...

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