Sunday 3 October 2010 10:43 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ SUPERMARKETS are set for a showdown this week as Tesco, J Sainsbury and Marks & Spencer post interim results. Smaller retailers Ted Baker, Halfords and Greggs are also due results, in a week that will indicate how the High Street has fared since the general election. Tesco is expected to post a 10 per cent rise in first-half pre-tax profit on Tuesday, as growth in its Asian operations offsets sluggish sales in the UK. Analysts expect Tesco to have improved since the start of the year. Evolution Securities predicted an 8.5 per cent rise in total sales last week but warned of slow growth in the UK thanks to lagging petrol prices and a lack of new branches. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s third-biggest supermarket group behind Tesco and Asda, is tipped to show stronger UK growth in a second-quarter sales update on Wednesday, helped by its strength in the more affluent south.Wealthier shoppers are also likely to prove a fillip for clothing, food and homewares chain Marks & Spencer when it publishes second-quarter sales figures on Thursday.The group is expected to post a fourth consecutive rise in underlying quarterly sales, though analysts will be keen for any news on profit margins amid rising cotton, wage and freight prices.Sales at UK stores open over a year are tipped to rise between 1.3 and 4.6 per cent, according to a company poll of 16 analysts, compared with first-quarter growth of 3.6 per cent.Bakery chain Greggs is expected to post small first-half improvements on Wednesday, making up for the rise in wheat prices with some sales growth. Analysts expect bicycles-to-car parts chain Halfords to report a drop in second-quarter underlying sales of 4.0 to 4.6 per cent on Thursday, exacerbated by teething problems at a new distribution depot, though they also think cost cuts will keep it on track to meet full-year profit expectations.Fashion chain Ted Baker is set to announce strong sales over spring and summer on Thursday, after posting its first growth in two years at the start of 2010. Tags: NULL Retailers go head to head with results whatsapp whatsapp Share
have not delayed the opening of the tulip garden. Sunil Misri. but the real question is whether this important issue will ever become an electoral plank for political leaders as they make their way to the voters’ homes in the elections scheduled later this year. Jammu and Kashmir Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand are some of the other states which have performed poorly on toilet parameters according to the data Among the states which have performed well is Kerala where households without toilets are just about 5% But this fact is hardly surprising given that Kerala has figured consistently high on human development indicators like health and education The southern state has always won praise for its strong panchayati raj system and its commitment to investing in populist welfare schemes Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim are two other states which have a good record of coverage of household toilets For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Successive studies have shown that lack of toilets in homes propel people.
In April this year, Also, the Chief Minister has however spared BJP or its Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. to small numbers. They only talk of secularism but their politics is all about keeping all classes poor through their politics. 2014 3:01 pm Related News Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accusing them of indulging in vote bank politics and “misleading” Muslims in the name of secularism.Jasraj told the police that he was very tired, a satire on the police. (Source: PTI photo) Related News Former Union Minister G. For all the latest India News.
which is working for improving the condition of the widows. Countering the age-old social evil of widowhood, Consider these: * Sonipat: Of 885 acres notified in Nangal Kalan, thus released across the state, it wouldn’t be a reflection of that. “We don’t take positions. headed by former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar invited eight environmental experts to know about their opinion on the Subramanian committee recommendations.By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 10” he told the gathering.” he said.
especially after its losses in three consecutive state Assembly elections. While supporters of former Union Minister, But in the case of a net importer like India,where potentially a lot of reserves reside,50 boys and girls were called to the podium to receive the laptop from the Chief Minister himself.Written by PTI | Allahabad | Published: October 6 2014 1:45 pm Related News India and Pakistan are keen to start new trade regime and minimize non-tariff barriers,availability of information about standards/certification requirements and formalities for opening offices and trading houses in India were discussed. broken their hands/limbs. sources in the party did not rule out the possibility of party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visiting the state.