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
technology news Beijing time on January 19th morning news, Spoke Intelligence and VB Profiles recently jointly issued a report, a total of 229 valuation of more than $1 billion in "the unicorn" company in the world, the valuation of more than $10 billion in "ten horns" also reached 21.
of these companies, about half of the headquarters is located in California. 98 of them are engaged in consumer technology business, mainly in the field of retail and share of the economy. For example, the retail Unicorn includes online trading market Etsy and Alibaba. You can see the names of Airbnb and Lyft in the sharing economy. Another 112 Unicorn from the enterprise technology infrastructure and vertical industries, such as financial technology, medical technology, clean technology and is currently very popular things.
Spoke CEO Philip · kathys (Phillipe Cases) said: "in all areas of science and technology industry from the unicorn."
Internet of things including Nest (acquired by Google), Xinjiang (UAV) and Jasper Technologies (unmanned vehicle technology developers).
in the statistical report of all the unicorn in the company, a total of 101 companies headquartered in California, there are 23 in New York, and some distribution in Massachusetts, Texas and illinois. A total of about 13 in Europe, in Germany, Britain and other countries. China is also relatively large number, reaching 33.
It is interesting to note that
, in terms of absolute value or value created, is relatively low. Although the current valuation, the average rate of return of the world’s Unicorn reached 7 times, but the rate of return in Europe is less than 4.5 times, where there is not even a "corner beast" are not.
but gradually, "the world is flat" this sentence is not only applicable to information and communication, as well as investment and entrepreneurship.
2015: the year of the Unicorn
2015 is undoubtedly an important year for the unicorn, a total of 81 new companies to enter the ranks of this year, which also includes a family of beasts of the order of ten. Interestingly, in 2015 about 40% of the new Unicorn company is located outside the United States, while the proportion of the total reached 30%. This shows that the distribution of the value of venture capital companies tend to globalization.
it is worth noting that the definition of Spoke unicorn is very broad, all valued at more than $1 billion and the creation of less than 25 years of the company, are defined as unicorn". Although the definition is very broad, in fact, about 75% of the companies have been established in the past 10 years.
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