It’s tough now, but there’s still a bright future

Lookers’ profit downgrade this week only confirmed what we already knew; it’s tough selling new and used cars at the moment. And I wouldn’t be surprised if this was only the first such...

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I need to apologise in advance for another blog about my own experience with franchised retailers. I’m apologising because once again my experience wasn’t positive. Nearly 18 months ago I bought a...

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Losing a chief executive three months after hiring them is never great for any company, but when it’s a loss – making listed company it’s doubly bad. Thursday’s stock market announcement...

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Reading through various 2018 accounts this week one theme becomes abundantly clear which is that as margins fall and uncertainties grow the bigger fish are looking to gobble up the smaller ones. The...

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Unfortunately, Pendragon is no stranger to a profit warning. This week’s stock market statement makes it three years in a row the retailer has had to downgrade expectations. It’s clear...

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The other day I was reading the war of words which has broken out in the housing market. One authority said property values have risen by x, another said `hang on, they’ve only risen by y.’ One...

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