Pulse Rewards is a new loyalty programme for good payers launched by Clearpay. The financier claims its “unique programme encourages responsible spending, by offering benefits to customers who make on-time payments”.
A new billion-pound shopping centre has been hit by flash flooding only days after it officially opened. The St James Quarter in Edinburgh was damaged at the weekend after Scotland’s capital suffered very heavy rain.
Being a listed business has its advantages, but also means closer scrutiny and a need to respond to the interests of shareholders. Both long-time-listed JD Sports and newcomer THG have felt this keenly in recent days.
JD Sports Fashion continues to be extremely active on the acquisition front. Last week it reportedly snapped up a controlling stake in Manchester-based Missy Empire, and this week it has announced a big move in Spain.
Floodgates for the Sports Direct brand are about to open with the retailer heading for a “huge push” into Europe. The brand aims to open flagship stores in “all” capital cities in Europe as part of a five-year plan.
Investors in Gemfields, the parent of high-end jeweller Fabergé, are unhappy. The gem producer and brand owner can expect a backlash over executive bonuses and the lack of transparency in its bonus scheme.