Finance Wed, Sep 11, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT – U.S. Markets open in 2 hrs 14 mins United Kingdom Quarterly Beverage Tracker Report Q1 2013 Press Release: Reportlinker Wed, Sep 4, 2013 2:50 PM EDT NEW YORK, Sept. In the current climate of economic uncertainty and market volatility companies need to know about more than just data. This report provides a complete overview of all commercial beverage consumption trends, latest market developments and an economic mood indicator What is the current market landscape and what is changing? GDP growth is flat with interest rates remaining low. Confidence levels are uncertain with prices rising slightly. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? The poor weather helped volume sales of coffee and impacted soft drinks What makes this report unique and essential to read? Designed for clients who want to understand the latest trends in the United Kingdom beverage industry and want more detail and analysis on this data. Canadean’s United Kingdom Quarterly Beverage Tracker report is ideal for benchmarking total market vs retail audit data and is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry and market developments Key Features and Benefits Readers are provided with a Summary snap shot table showing category growth in Q1 2013vsQ1 2012, together with 2012actual volumes, 2013 forecast volumes and projected growth An economic mood indicator, completed by Canadean’s local consultant, examines (on a scale of one to five) whether confidence levels in the industry are better or worse than the previous quarter, whether net prices are rising or falling and how Private Label products have performed versus the rest of the market. Selected retail pricing data is given for the most recent quarter and the previous four quarters, enabling analysis of price movements.
The paper pound looks set to be replaced with polymer plastic in the UK. Source: AFP BRITAIN will dump their paper pounds in favour of Aussie polymer notes under plans being drawn up by the Bank of England. For the first time in the currencys 300-year-history, the 5 and 10 pound cotton-based paper notes are set to be produced in polymer as pioneered by Australia 25 years ago. The other currencies are to follow later. The Bank of England today said it was clear the new style notes were cleaner and more secure against counterfeit and because they lasted longer, would be more than $15 million cheaper to produce. But this is of course all conditional on whether the move is accepted by the British public and so far they are split on whether they should accept the change. Under the proposal the enlarged pound notes a frustration for travellers with standard wallets and purses will also be reduced in size to conventional European and other nation sizes and that has convinced some they are being short changed. End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar. During the next two months there will be 50 events across the UK including in 13 major shopping centres to consult the public on the change proposed by the Bank of Englands new Canadian born governor Mark Carney who introduced polymer in Canada two years ago. The experiences of Australia who pioneered the technology and ironed out the kinks such as the early versions in the late 1980s which could be scratched and defaced will be used to encourage a change. Aussie notes will also be handed out to the public to feel and give their views. The Banks deputy governor said a final decision will be announced in December.
U.N.’s Syria resolution should contain threat of force: Hague September 10, 2013 03:57 PM Britain will back any “credible” U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but it must contain the threat of force, Foreign Secretary William Hague says. UK: Syria, Russia must show chemical arms proposal is genuine September 10, 2013 02:56 PM British Prime Minister David Cameron wants Russia and Syria to demonstrate that a Moscow-backed proposal for President Bashar al-Assad to put his chemical weapons under international control is genuine, Cameron’s spokesman says. British deputy speaker re-arrested over sex claims September 10, 2013 02:38 PM A deputy speaker in Britain’s lower house of parliament was re-arrested Tuesday on suspicion of indecent assault and sexually touching two further alleged victims, police say. James Bond’s ‘Spy Who Loved me’ submarine car sold in London Li-mei Hoang | September 10, 2013 08:55 AM The “submarine car” used in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” sold for 550,000 pounds ($864,600) at auction on Monday, less than had been expected. UK Syria vote could hurt defense, oil trade Daniel Fineren | September 10, 2013 12:46 AM Britains decision not to join a military strike on Syria may have more than a purely political impact: It could over time make it more difficult for British businessmen to win billions of dollars of contracts in the Gulf. Bonds submarine car on sale in London September 10, 2013 12:08 AM The submarine car used in James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me was to go up for sale in London Monday evening, 24 years after it was discovered in a U.S. storage unit. No margin for error in Kiev Mike Collett | September 10, 2013 12:06 AM England have their World Cup qualifying fate in their own hands as they prepare to visit Ukraine for a pivotal Group H match in Kiev but the balance will switch the home sides way if they chalk up a fifth-successive group win Tuesday. Cameron says ‘big step forward’ if Syria hands over chemical weapons September 09, 2013 07:53 PM British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday welcomed a Russian proposal that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to avoid US military action, but warned against the offer being used to distract from the wider conflict. British sergeant denies firing at bodies in Iraq Estelle Shirbon | September 09, 2013 04:33 PM A former British army sergeant denies he fired at bodies on the ground in a fit of anger during a battle in Iraq in 2004 and says he opened fire because an Iraqi insurgent was about to shoot at him. Katy Perry roars to top of British singles chart Peter Griffiths | September 09, 2013 10:52 AM American singer Katy Perry has secured her fourth number one in the British singles chart with her latest release “Roar”, sales figures showed on Sunday. Austerity to stay despite recovery: U.K. finance minister September 09, 2013 10:23 AM British finance minister George Osborne will on Monday insist that recent economic data has vindicated his austerity measures and warn that any backtracking could jeopardise the recovery. Police apologize to Prince Andrew September 09, 2013 12:22 AM Britains Prince Andrew said Sunday he had received an apology from police after royal protection officers challenged him in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as they stepped up security following a break-in.
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