Fine food retailer Lewis & Cooper’s move into wholesale looks to be paying off after its fruit cakes and biscuits were listed at 11 National Trust shops and retailer Lakeland ordered 11,000 of its plum puddings. The Northallerton-based shop, famous for its plum puddings and fruit cakes, launched its wholesale business in October, targeting delis, farm shops, restaurants and cafés.The firm has now gained a listing for its fruit cakes, along with its biscuits made by a baker in South Yorkshire, in 11 National Trust shops, including high street stores in York and Skipton.It will supply Lakeland, which has 41 stores across the country and a large online business, with 6,000 of its 450g vegetarian plum puddings and 5,000 of the 220g gluten-free varieties.
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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