Tag Archives: Royal Bank of Scotland

Banks top the brands we love to hate

Which brands make us most angry? Yes, you guessed correctly. The big ones that rip us off, starve us of mortgage funds, pilfer our savings and behave with amoral disregard for everyone’s interest but their own. Anything, in short, that ...

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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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Glaxo teams with McLaren in innovation deal – is there no end to the fatal attraction of Formula One?

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming with Formula One team owner McLaren to tap the vroom vroom boys’ engineering expertise to help its own manufacturing processes and research and development. Sooner or later the association will probably lead to a Lucozade ...

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Can former Asda marketer Chris Pilling put some fizz into UK building societies?

Chris Pilling, currently head of HSBC’s bank branch network in the UK, is joining the country’s second-biggest building society Yorkshire as CEO. The move is interesting on two counts: building societies have been pretty moribund since the 2008 credit crunch, ...

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Tesco drives into the used cars business with launch of Tescocars.com

UK grocery sales are bumping along the floor as consumers cut back spending but the ever-entrepreneurial Tesco has found a new area to explore, used cars. The giant retailer, which controls 30 per cent of the UK groceries market as ...

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Doubts grow about UK ad magazine Campaign’s publisher Haymarket

Haymarket Publishing, publisher of Campaign, Marketing, Management Today and Brand Republic in the professional sector and What Car, gadget paper Stuff and football mag FourFourTwo has taken a fearsome hammering in the recession. Its profits have dropped from £44m on ...

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