4) Survival battles, ruptures and mega agreements: a busy year ahead for large subcontractors: burned by loss contracts, large debts and political turmoil, giants with problems in the service sector sought to reduce operations and rethink the fundamentals.
5) Greggs sausage rolls will be sent to homes across Britain after the bakery chain reached an agreement with the JustEat take-away food company. The delivery service will launch in Birmingham and Bristol this week, before expanding to Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham during the spring.
TThe series of post-holiday business results will recover correctly today, with updates and results from the owner of Primark, Associated British Foods, and a host of other companies. ABF, something like a strange company, since it produces sugar, tea and fast fashion, has so far resisted broad downward trends on the main streets. Primark’s performance is crucial for the company.
Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Nicholas Hyett said: “It is vital that the discount clothing retailer has acted this Christmas, especially because the group’s valuation is above most of its street peers.” But in a context of less footprint, will it have been able to endure? ?
Provisional Results: Works
Commercial Statement: 4imprint, Associated British Foods, Dechra Pharma, Funding Circle, Halfords, Hays, Ibstock, John Wood Group, Lamprell, Marshalls, N Brown, Pearson, Whitbread
Economic Sciences: RICS Housing prices (United Kingdom), car registrations (EU), retail sales, unemployment applications (USA)