Smurfit Kappa demonstrates sustainability leadership with Euronext Vigeo Eiris

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Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (LON:SKG) industry-leading commitment to sustainability has been recognised once again by the Euronext Vigeo Eiris index. The packaging leader was listed on the sustainability index for the sixth year in a row after distinguishing itself for its Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) performance. The Euronext Vigeo Eiris index is composed of the 120 highest-ranking listed companies …

Burberry Group plc Solid performance in retail

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Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY) today announced first quarter trading update Continued progress executing plan with comparable sales +3% Burberry Group, Marco Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are pleased with our progress in the quarter. The team has embraced Riccardo’s creative vision and is working well together as we prepare for his debut collection in September, the next step in …

J Sainsbury PLC appoint Martin Scicluna Non-Executive Chairman

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J Sainsbury PLC (LON:SBRY)) has agreed to appoint Martin Scicluna as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Martin will join the Board as Chairman-Designate and Non-Executive Director from 1st November 2018. Martin will work closely with David Tyler for a handover period and Sainsbury’s anticipates that Martin will assume the role of Chairman from the beginning of the new financial year in …

Tesco PLC board and executive changes

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Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO), announced today the following board and executive changes. Following an operation to remove his tonsils in April of this year, Charles Wilson was diagnosed with throat cancer. During May and June he has been undergoing daily radiotherapy. The good news is that Charles has responded very well to the treatment and all the signs are that the …

Vodafone Group PLC launching wearable products

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Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) is launching the first wearable products in its “V by Vodafone” Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) range: “V-SOS Band by Vodafone”, an emergency alert wrist band designed by Vodafone; and the “V-Kids Watch by Vodafone” smartwatch. The “V by Vodafone” Consumer IoT range was launched in November 2017* to offer consumers a range of internet-connected devices …

Rolls-Royce Holdings agrees to sell its Commercial Marine business

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Rolls-Royce Holdings (LON:RR.) today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Commercial Marine business, to KONGSBERG, for an enterprise value of £500m and net proceeds of around £350m to £400m. KONGSBERG, headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence …

Anglo American plc disposal of its 33% interest in Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine

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Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) notes the announcement of Anglo American Platinum Limited about the disposal of its 33% interest in the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine joint venture, for a total purchase consideration of R1.863 billion (approximately US$ 135 million). Anglo American is a global diversified mining business and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. …

Ocado Group plc appoint Julie Southern Non-Executive Director

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Ocado Group plc (LON:OCDO) announced that Julie Southern will join the Board with effect from 1 September 2018. Julie Southern, previously a finance director at Virgin Atlantic and at Porsche Cars Great Britain, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and will serve as a member of the Audit Committee. With effect from 1 April 2019, Julie will become …

National Express Group PLC wins major 1 billion Moroccan Bus Contract

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National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX) today announce that its Spanish and Moroccan division, ALSA, has been awarded a major bus contract in the cities of Rabat, Salé and Temara, Morocco. Rabat is Morocco’s second most populous city and this contract will be ALSA’s largest in the kingdom. The 500 bus contract is expected to carry 109 million passengers a year …

J Sainsbury PLC Price Position has Improved and Customers have Responded Well

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J Sainsbury PLC (LON:SBRY), today announced first quarter trading for the 16 weeks to 30th June 2018. · Total retail sales up 0.8 per cent (excl. fuel) with like-for-like sales up 0.2 per cent (excl. fuel) · Grocery sales grew 0.5 per cent with Groceries Online and Convenience up 7.3 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively · General Merchandise …