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Why teens stopped shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch and Wet Seal

Why teens stopped shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch and Wet Seal | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Once-popular stores have fallen out of favor among fickle teen shoppers. Here’s what’s trending – and what’s falling flat
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Greggs a manger aims for healthier, cheaper food-on-the-go

Greggs a manger aims for healthier, cheaper food-on-the-go | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
'People have developed a taste for good coffee and healthy food,' says finance director Richard Hutton
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Still not really a Starbucks, Costa or Pret - but changes to the product mix are obviously improving Greggs profitability

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Dreaming big in Boeing's jumbo factory

Dreaming big in Boeing's jumbo factory | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
If you work at Boeing's enormous plane-making factory in Everett, near Seattle, you better like early starts.
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A perfect illustration of economies of scale!

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The secrets of the mystery shopper

The secrets of the mystery shopper | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
How would you like to get paid £40,000 a year for shopping? Some mystery shoppers achieve this, but it's not as easy as it sounds
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Royal Mail to raise stamp prices

Royal Mail to raise stamp prices | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
The price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 62p and a second-class stamp by 3p to 53p, Royal Mail announces.
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Radical redesign through zero-based budgeting - YouTube

Healthcare companies are rethinking their operating models in response to healthcare reform. Bain partner Molly Kerr discusses zero-based budgeting, a practi...
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Mrs Pollitt BUSS1 BUSS2's curator insight, March 23, 2014 4:11 PM

Budgeting always a tricky topic, remember the pros and cons

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Nintendo Shares Slide As Wii U Sales Collapse

Nintendo Shares Slide As Wii U Sales Collapse | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Gamers desert the creator of Super Mario and Donkey Kong for Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles.
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Yodel voted worst parcel delivery service for second year running

Yodel voted worst parcel delivery service for second year running | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Survey of parcel delivery firms gives thumbs up to DPD, Royal Mail and Parcel Force with Yodel and Hermes bottom of pile
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High fidelity: Julian Richer rewards staff loyalty with holiday homes and trips on the company jet. Next? He's planning their inheritance...

High fidelity: Julian Richer rewards staff loyalty with holiday homes and trips on the company jet. Next? He's planning their inheritance... | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Why can't all bosses be like Julian Richer? I'm not going to beat about the bush here: I think Julian is great.
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What the iPhone 5S costs Apple

Apple's latest and greatest phone retails for $649 off contract, but costs a lost less for the company to make.
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A short, but interesting estimate of the production component costs of the new iPhone 5s.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:55 PM

Lots relevant here for Unit 3 business economics

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Dynamic efficiency, use for abnormal profit?

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If CDs cost £8 where does the money go?

If CDs cost £8 where does the money go? | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Despite digital’s complete dominance of the singles market, most albums are still bought on CD. The average cost is £8 but where does the money go?
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Good analysis of how each stage in the supply chain takes a margin out of the £8 CD.

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How John Lewis found fashion and became never knowingly underdressed

How John Lewis found fashion and became never knowingly underdressed | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Clothing boss Peter Ruis tells Sarah Butler how the chain known for good sense and slippers became the fashionistas' darling
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Poundbakery: £1 bakery opens first store in Leeds - Top Stories - Yorkshire Evening Post

Poundbakery: £1 bakery opens first store in Leeds - Top Stories - Yorkshire Evening Post | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
A bargain pasty company has opened its first shop in Leeds city centre.
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Food giant accused over cash request

Food giant accused over cash request | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Food giant Premier Foods has received millions of pounds from its suppliers in return for the chance to continue working with it, Newsnight learns.
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business ethics and working with suppliers all rolled into one

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Former footballer Danny Mills helps save West Cornwall Pasty Company

Former footballer Danny Mills helps save West Cornwall Pasty Company | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
World Cup full-back and Celebrity Masterchef finalist joins rescue which takes 34 stores out of administration
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McDonald’s preps pan-European tech drive to ‘modernise’ stores

McDonald’s preps pan-European tech drive to ‘modernise’ stores | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
McDonald’s to ramp up tech use to overhaul customer interactions.
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Man City stadium expansion approved

Man City stadium expansion approved | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it

Via Geoff Riley
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Good example of capacity management. Is there a correlation between ground capacity and team success in the long-term?

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:35 PM

Stadium capacities in the premier league - good table to use when discussing supply-side capacity and ticketing!

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Is the end nigh for the iPod?

Is the end nigh for the iPod? | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
With sales down by 52% year-on-year, could Apple bring an end to its iconic iPod?
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Mr Harper's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:42 PM

A good little article that links well to product portfolio and product life cycle.

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Kinky Knickers into administration

Kinky Knickers into administration | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
A British underwear manufacturer backed by the retail expert Mary Portas has gone into administration with the loss of 33 jobs.
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My week as an Amazon insider

My week as an Amazon insider | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
With questions being asked about its treatment of employees, what is it like to work at Amazon? Carole Cadwalladr lands a job in one of its giant warehouses
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How outsourcing can boost your profits

How outsourcing can boost your profits | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Embracing new technology and outsourcing saves time, allowing you to focus on the most important tasks within your business
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M&S Clothing Suppliers Face 75-Day Pay Delay

M&S Clothing Suppliers Face 75-Day Pay Delay | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
High street retailer says changes will bring it in line with industry standards in supplier letter obtained by Sky News.
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Good example of working with suppliers and cash flow management for #buss2 

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Mr Harper's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:46 PM

Cash flow and working with suplliers

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Is Samsung's phone strategy smart?

Is Samsung's phone strategy smart? | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Expert views on Samsung's smartphone strategy after analysts suggest the Galaxy S4 will not sell as well as hoped.
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Useful insights here on the marketing mix for smartphones

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Mr Harper's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:47 PM

Marketing mix story

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Best Companies to Work For Perks

Best Companies to Work For Perks | AQA AS Business - BUSS2 | Scoop.it
Red-carpet rollouts, generous death benefits and pet-friendly workspaces abound on our Best Companies list. See who has the most perfect perks.
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Some good examples of non-financial motivational methods here - creative perks!

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Debbie Gordon's comment, February 11, 2013 5:32 PM
also great for BUSS4 culture - apply Handy's Classes of Culture
Mr Harper's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:48 PM

Non-financial motivation ideas.