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Halfords gears up for more growth as COVID boosts cycling

Jun 17 2021

British bikes and car parts retailer Halfords resumed dividend payments and forecast more earnings growth after a boom in cycling during the pandemic tripled its annual profit.

Dress to impress: Ted Baker says formal wear back in demand

Jun 14 2021

Upmarket retailer Ted Baker said on Monday dresses and suits were back in demand, with Britons rediscovering a taste for formal wear as months of COVID-19 curbs on social life were slowly relaxed.

Faster than expected: Cineworld rides 'Peter Rabbit 2' success in UK reopening

May 24 2021

(Reuters) -Cineworld said on Monday its UK reopening weekend had topped expectations as animated comedy "Peter Rabbit 2" drew crowds after months of lockdown, in a promising sign for the cinema industry ahead of the release of summer blockbusters.

Cineworld seeks room to raise more debt after $3 billion loss

Mar 25 2021

Cineworld will ask shareholders to approve an increase in its debt ceiling next month after the pandemic-stricken cinema group plunged to a $3 billion loss last year.

Cineworld seeks to beat pandemic blues with Warner Bros deal

Mar 23 2021

U.S. cinema chain Regal will reopen next month in time for big-budget release "Godzilla vs. Kong", owner Cineworld said on Tuesday, as it set out a deal to show Warner Bros films before they are made available for home streaming from 2022. | Video

UK student housing provider Unite sees campus life appeal bringing back full occupancy

Mar 16 2021

UK student housing provider Unite forecast on Tuesday a return to full occupancy and rental growth for the upcoming academic year, saying students were keen to get back to campus life.

UPDATE 2-UK student housing provider Unite sees campus life appeal bringing back full occupancy

Mar 16 2021

* Pretax loss widens due to pandemic hit (Adds analyst comments, shares)

Ladbrokes owner plays safe by skipping dividend even as profit jumps

Mar 04 2021

Gambling company Entain did not declare a dividend on Thursday as it took a cautious stance and said the strong online growth that drove lockdown earnings could ease as betting shops re-open.

Sick of working from home? Dread daily commute? Go hybrid, says office provider IWG

Jan 20 2021

It's almost a year into the pandemic, and for many of us the novelty of working from home has well and truly faded. Yet we have no intention of returning to the daily commuting grind.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.