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A £1,000 bonus for everyone who is working for Pret when the business is formally sold in a few weeks time! Financial methods of motivation. Pret now joins a privately-owned portfolio...

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Pret employees reap benefit from sale to Krispy Kreme owner

This is the day when Starbucks will close 8,000 stores in the US in order to give all its staff a four-hour anti-bias training seminar. This follows the scandal when the...

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'Unconscious bias' training day at Starbucks

This could be a great example of a brand becoming overexposed and overstocked. The growth in demand for prosecco has been phenomenal, as it became the inexpensive way of celebrating,...

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Have we reached peak prosecco?

Crumbs – this is almost the perfect A Level Business news story – it has it all! 

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Dairy Crest to invest £85m to help meet overseas demand
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How do all-you-can eat restaurants make profits? The secret is in the layout + some other behavioural tricks customers are almost certainly not aware of!

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How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money
22nd May 2018

Tesco Direct to close!

This has everything. Economies of scale; competitive advantage; Porter (both theories), marketing mix...and more. Not even Tesco had the buying power and scale to compete with Amazon in the...

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Tesco Direct to close!

Which topics were examined in 2017 and which have not yet appeared? Download your free AQA Topic Tracker to find out. A great revision checklist too!

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AQA A Level Business Exam Topic Tracker

Watch out all students taking AQA A Level Business in June 2018. A new MCQ question format has appeared on the AS Paper 1 which looks like it might become an examiner...

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A New MCQ Question Format from AQA - Watch out!

It can be very hard to measure the impact of government spending on healthcare, and the effect that it has on the living standards in a country. New data from...

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Global issues - measuring life expectancy

With weddings very much in the news this week, here is a video 'How to dress a royal groom', showing the one-off or job production of a military uniform -...

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Production and Operations: one-off production of a wedding suit

The Biz Quiz returns for the summer term with 10 questions on recent business stories.

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The Biz Quiz - 8 May 2018
7th May 2018

Inside iPhone City

A hat tip to Jon Inge who spotted this Business Insider report on a visit to the FoxConn complex 20 miles outside downtown Zhengzhou where more than half of the world's...

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Inside iPhone City

Scheduling production of ice cream for the UK market must be one of the biggest operational management challenges - volatile weather means you can't plan far in advance, and when...

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Vanilla ice cream makers feel the heat

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is one of those business leaders who is frequently in the news - this morning, this is because he refused to answer financial questions from...

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Ops Management at Tesla - why workplace injuries matter

Not surprisingly, one of the responses to the news of the potential merger between Sainsbury's and Asda comes from their suppliers, who fear that it would make their life very...

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Sainsbury's suppliers and Porter's Five Forces

Mondelez have just released results for the last quarter of the year which show that their sales rose 5.5% to $6.77 billion, which was higher than expected and has resulted in a...

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Confectionery market - Mondelez sales and profits up

Sainsburys is in advanced talks to acquire Asda which is owned by US retail giant Walmart. There is no doubt that a horizontal merger would attract the attention of the...

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Sainsburys set for mega merger with Asda

Digital marketing is, by its very nature, a dynamic environment. Many businesses have come to base a huge proportion of their marketing communications on digital and social media, and it...

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The difficulties of digital marketing in 2018

As the UK's vote to leave the European Union took place after the 'new' A level specifications were written, issues such as doing business with a trading bloc or a...

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Doing business in a customs union

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