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All news by: David Rogers

What would the takeover of the Rugby Premiership mean for clubs?

The Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL) is in talks with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, former owners of Formula 1, over a bid of £275m to take a controlling ownership of the league.

Off the court wins for Federer

Roger Federer is thought of by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. But, in monetary terms, his success on the tennis court has been exceeded by his commercial success off the court.

UK Department Stores – reasons to be cheerful

Recent news of profit warnings, redundancies and store closures for the UK’s major department store chains provides clear evidence that times have changed. Is the end of the department store as we know it? Will any of the major chains survive? And what makes one chain more likely to survive than another?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most valuable of them all?

The world of retail is changing. The $500 billion global cosmetic industry is not just following this trend, but it’s at the forefront of this change, particularly with some of the new entrants such as Kylie Jenner.

UK Department Stores – reasons to be fearful

The department store was once the king of the high street. 2018 has seen profit warnings, redundancies and store closures for the UK’s other major department store chains, so how fearful should stores be for the future?

Major shake-up in the UK Grocery market

The UK grocery market has also been changing in recent years. Seeing issues on the horizon, it is no surprise that Sainsbury’s and Asda are undertaking strategic investment for the future. The key questions are why do they feel the need to do this now, what will it mean for the UK supermarket scene and what effect will it have on consumers?