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Questor: Mothercare failed to react quickly enough - Telegraph

Questor: Mothercare failed to react quickly enough - Telegraph | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Mothercare failed to react quickly enough to competition from supermarkets and online retailers. Questor says avoid.
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Another example of retrenchment - Hovis owner to cut 900 jobs

Another  example of retrenchment - Hovis owner to cut 900 jobs | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Birmingham factory and distribution operation to close as part of overhaul of Premier Foods's bakery business...
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Buss3 Industrial Relations - TUC backs public sector strikes over pay

Buss3 Industrial Relations - TUC backs public sector strikes over pay | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Unions open up new front in confrontation with government following last year's pensions dispute...
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AQA unit 3 - a look at the scripts.

I always find it very helpful to ask the exam board for copies of a selection of my students exam scripts after the results have been received - it is very valuable to be able to see what they have actually written in the exam room, and to identify...
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Argos’ Transformational Plan - But Is It Too Late?

Retailer Argos has announced a 5 year (RT @tutor2u This will probably be a #BUSS3 exam case study in the next 18-24 months!
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A luxury product still doing well - Jaguar Land Rover sees sales rise nearly 60% in China

A luxury product still doing well - Jaguar Land Rover sees sales rise nearly 60% in China | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Maker of Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar XJ sold 17,152 vehicles in the three months to September into the world's largest car market...
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Two Lesson Videos on Nokia - Will their Strategy Work?

A superb 6-minute video here from the BBC technology team which analyses and evaluates the likely success of Nokia’s product and market strategy in mobile phones.  Lots of details about mobile phone segments and operating platforms / ecosytems, but...
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Strategy & Technological Change - Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?

The revenues achieved in 2011 by RIM, the owner of BlackBerry, fell by 25% compared with 2010.
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BUSS3 Strategies for Success in Question 4

Students who are sitting BUSS3 next week either for the first time, or as a resit, must recognise the importance of the final question in achieving a good grade.
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Ryanair targets 50pc increase in passengers over next decade - Telegraph

Ryanair targets 50pc increase in passengers over next decade - Telegraph | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Ryanair plans to poach tens of millions of customers from legacy carriers such as British Airways, Iberia and Lufthansa over the next decade to grow its traffic by more than half to 120m passengers.
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Analysis of consumer confidence - Get ready for the triple-dip recession

Analysis of consumer confidence - Get ready for the triple-dip recession | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Phillip Inman: A month after the UKy emerged from recession, some economists expect to see the latest survey data weaken again – and foreshadow a third plunge into economic contraction...
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Buss3 - compare with JJB! Olympics and back to school sales boost Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

Buss3 - compare with JJB! Olympics and back to school sales boost Mike Ashley's Sports Direct | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Britain's largest sports retailer confident of meeting full year forecasts after strong September...
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Maximise your Marks in BUSS3

BUSS3 is a tough exam and a significant step up in challenge for many A Level Business students compared with the BUSS1 & BUSS2 exams at AS level.  To do well at BUSS3 you need to combine good subject knowledge and understanding with excellent exam...
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Buss3 Aldi's successful strategy to compete in UK market - It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Aldi

If you've noticed the high-profile Christmas campaign for Aldi this year (see the two example videos below) you may be interested in this article from Yahoo which gives a few pointers as to how the company have managed to turn the recession into a...
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Change in strategy: EasyJet posts record profits and doubles dividend

Change in strategy: EasyJet posts record profits and doubles dividend | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Chief executive Carolyn McCall says the board's increased confidence means that they will be paying out a higher dividend...
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More Retrenchment as Panasonic Tries to Stem the Losses

Panasonic, like several other Japanese electronics firms (including our blog favourite Sony), appears to be in deep trouble.
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Workforce planning and employee relations -Union cites pay for train delays

Workforce planning and employee relations -Union cites pay for train delays | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Aslef says London Midland's ongoing driver shortages have happened because other train operators in the West Midlands "pay substantially more".
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Sales fall further at Morrisons

Sales fall further at Morrisons | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Morrisons, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain, reports another quarterly drop in sales, citing "fragile" consumer confidence.
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#Buss3 Video anlaysing M&S strategy - Profits fall at Marks and Spencer

#Buss3 Video anlaysing M&S strategy - Profits fall at Marks and Spencer | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Marks and Spencer, the UK's biggest clothing retailer, has reported an almost 10% fall in profits for the first half of this year.
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Trouble at Travelodge: ratio analysis helps explain why

Trouble at Travelodge: ratio analysis helps explain why | Buss3 | Scoop.it
The development of the budget hotel sector has been very interesting to follow, and the latest chapter sees Travelodge looking for financial assistance as it steadily sinks under a mountain of debt and rising costs.  Here are some fairly simple...
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Marketing analysis: the UK supermarket battleground

Marketing analysis: the UK supermarket battleground | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Once again the BBC have posted up a clip that clearly and concisely (in two and a half minutes) neatly sums up the marketing challenges faced by the main UK supermarket chains: store locations, types of store, products, promotions, target markets …...
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BUSS3 - The Marketing Plan in fewer than 1000 words

For my first blog of 2012/13 I decided to jump right in at the deep end and tackle, what I consider to be one of the key topics on the BUSS3 syllabus.  The examiner loves marketing planning so it comes up on the paper all the time.  Even if they.
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Primark-owner profits rise as new shops open - Telegraph

Primark-owner profits rise as new shops open - Telegraph | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Associated British Foods, the owner of discount fashion chain Primark, posted a rise in annual profits as it opened a string of new shops.
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Changing markets and failed strategies - Panasonic and Sharp suffer losses

Changing markets and failed strategies - Panasonic and Sharp suffer losses | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Japan's electronics giants Sharp and Panasonic have posted increasing losses as Korean and Chinese companies have dominated the market.
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What is the future for the high street? UK retailers in administration: timeline

What is the future for the high street? UK retailers in administration: timeline | Buss3 | Scoop.it
Comet is the latest in a series of chilling failings to come out of Britain's retail sector this year...
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