Nestlé extends chunky offer

first_imgNestlé Kit Kat Chunky Caramel is now available in the hospitality sector, following a retail launch earlier this summer.The new bar is being supported by a £7m media campaign, including TV and outdoor advertising, digital, sampling and PR, all designed to target 16- to 34-year-olds, drive awareness and trial and increase category growth.Martin Lines, marketing director, Nestlé Professional, said: “Despite the recession, consumers are still opting for affordable sweet treats. We are confident that this new product will provide caterers with a tangible means of boosting their bottom line profits.”last_img

6 ways financial marketers can improve their online reputation

first_img continue reading » The banking industry’s reputation got clobbered during the Great Recession. While financial services’ image rebounded somewhat, surveys now show that it is sliding again.Causes include data breaches, systems failures, and poor customer experiences. Indeed, social media makes it easy for unhappy consumers to share unfortunate in-branch and other experiences through online reviews and attacks that bring out more anger from fellow posters, with potentially massive reach.Star ratings have been dropping significantly among some well-known banking brands, according to industry data. Given such indications as Adweek’s finding that 93% of Millennials say they rely on blogs and customer reviews before making a purchase, low star ratings and poor online reviews about wait times, branch personnel competence, and parking and account-related fees clearly harm reputations of individual brands as well as the industry.How can financial marketers reverse this trend? And potentially get ahead? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gold Coast mansion formerly home to property veteran Max Christmas sells at auction

first_imgIt has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.“There were three registered bidders there and it was sold to a local buyer.“They’re going to move in.”The prominent property has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms with a pool, spa and cabana outside.There is also a separate guesthouse, boat house and jetty.Mr Paradise said the prestige market had been revitalised in recent weeks.“The prestige market is going from strength to strength,” he said.“In the prestige areas, I think there’s been more and more buyers after the election and more confidence out there.” There have been several failed attempts to sell the property over the past four years.It was built for property veteran and former councillor Max Christmas in the 1980s by Soheil Abedian, who co-founded development company Sunland Group.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoProperty records show it has been listed on the market several times in the past four years, at one point with a $9.85 million price tag.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Jackson Paradise relisted the residence a month ago in a renewed push to sell it.“We just changed the (marketing) strategy and it worked,” he said. MORE NEWS: Buyer wastes no time snapping up waterfront home Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 MORE NEWS: Unusual feature sells house A local buyer snapped up the sprawling residence. The mansion at 79-81 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, has sold for $5.3 million.A WATERFRONT mega-mansion that was once home to Gold Coast property kingpin Max Christmas has sold under the hammer – four years after it initially hit the market.Local buyers snapped up the Paradise Waters property on Commodore Drive for $5.3 million at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s mid year auction event on Thursday.The sale, which follows several failed attempts over the years, has resulted in a hefty profit for sellers Peter and Lisa Le Fanue, who paid $2.15 million for it 21 years ago. It was built for Gold Coast real estate pioneer Max Christmas in the 1980s.last_img read more

Excise tax on firecrackers proposed

first_img Since assuming the presidency in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has been pushing for a total ban on the use of firecrackers. A firecracker vendor in Tigbauan, Iloilo attends to his goods. Firecrackers can only be sold in designated zones set by the local government unit in coordination with the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Banning firecrackers is not the proper approach because that would only create a black market for these products. It is much better that they be sold out in the open but under strict regulations and taxes,” said Garbin. The Chief Executive also signed Executive Order 28 in 2017 which limits the use of firecrackers in the country./PN Ako Bicol Party-list Reps. Alfredo Garbin, Jr. and Elizaldy Co have filed House Bill 1517 which aims to amend the Presidential Decree No. 1994, wherein a tax of P30 per kilogram of fireworks is imposed.center_img “Remember that public funds are spent whenever people are treated at government hospitals for firecracker injuries. The government should have some way to properly recover that cost and to conduct public campaigns on responsible use of firecrackers and fireworks,” added Garbin. MANILA – Instead of an outright ban on the use of firecrackers during New Year’s Eve, two lawmakers have proposed to impose a 20% excise tax on these products. Under the House measure, a 20% tax shall be levied on fireworks and firecrackers based on the manufacturer’s selling price, net of excise tax, and value added tax on such devices.last_img read more

Betfred extends Rugby League’s Championship and League 1 sponsorship

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Betfred has strengthened its commitment to the Rugby League’s Championship and League 1 competitions after extending its sponsorship with the tournaments for a further two years. As part of the sponsorship extension, the bookmaker has pledged to ‘more than double’ its financial contribution to the game outside of the Super League, confirming that it will sponsor all three professional tiers of the sport, including the Betfred Super League, until the end of the 2021 season.Betfred boss Fred Done commented on the sponsorship extension: “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Rugby League and its supporters and therefore I am delighted that we are now able to further extend our sponsorship of the Championship and League 1 in line with our recent Super League and Women’s Super League agreements.“Sport provides tremendous content for our digital platforms and we are delighted that through deals like these we are able to be a part of it.”All Betfred Championship play-off games are due to be played at the home ground of the team ranked highest in the league at the end of the regular season. Meanwhile, Sky Sports will show play-off action on their various channels, as well as round-the-clock updates via the Sky Sports app and Sky Sports News.   Rugby Football League Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer, added: “Betfred have been supporting our Championship and League 1 competitions since 2018 and I am delighted that they will continue that support for a further two years. “Their energy and enthusiasm off the field mirrors the product on the field, where clubs and players are beginning to gear up for what will be a thrilling play-off series in two vibrant competitions.”The news follows on from the announcement that Betfred’s sponsorship of Rugby League will incorporate the women’s game for the first time as the inaugural title partner of the burgeoning Women’s Super League (WSL). EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Supreme Court rules in favour of employees former spouse in pension divorce

first_imgThe Supreme Court has allowed an appeal from the former spouse of a retired British Coal employee in a case concerning the period of pension scheme membership that should be taken into account upon the division of assets.The Scottish case, McDonald v Newton or McDonald, relates to Mr McDonald, who worked as a miner for British Coal between 11 December 1978 and 10 August 1985. During this time, he contributed to the organisation’s occupational pension scheme. Mr McDonald retired early at the age of 32 due to ill health. In 1985, he stopped contributing to the pension scheme and he began to receive his pension income.Mr McDonald ceased to co-habit with his wife on 25 September 2010. Mrs McDonald then sought a pension sharing order under the The Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 on the basis that Mr McDonald’s pension forms part of the matrimonial property that would need to be taken into account in arranging financial provision.The case centres around the interpretation of The Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, which uses the cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) to determine a person’s rights or interests in occupational and personal pension schemes. British Coal has provided a CETV figure of £172,748.38 for the period up to 25 September 2010.Mr McDonald contends that the pension share should reflect the period he was an active member and making contributions to the pension scheme. This would mean the value of the pension benefit that is matrimonial property is £10,002.Mrs McDonald contends that the CETV should refer to the period of Mr McDonald’s entire membership of the scheme up until the time they separated, including his time as both an active member and when he was drawing retirement income. This would make the value of the pension share £138,534.A ruling in December 2013 agreed with Mr McDonald. Mrs McDonald appealed to the Inner House of the Court of Session, but this was dismissed in August 2015. Mrs McDonald then brought her appeal to the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court has allowed Mrs McDonald’s appeal and the case will now be remitted to the sheriff at Edinburgh.The court ruled that the period of membership under the 2000 Regulations refers to the period of the individual’s membership of the pension arrangement, regardless of whether contributions are being made during that period.The court found that the interpretation of membership could not be confined to active membership, particularly as the 2000 Regulations apply to both occupational and personal pension schemes.The court’s interpretation does not necessarily mean that the value of an interest in a pension must be shared equally between the parties.Lord Hodge, one of the judges who ruled in the case, said: “It is clear, and is not disputed, that the 2000 Regulations apply not only to occupational pension schemes but also to personal pension schemes. The definition of ‘active membership’ in section 124(1) of the Pensions Act 1995 applies only to an occupational pension scheme and makes no sense in relation to personal pension schemes.“It is to be assumed that Parliament intended the provisions of the Regulations to operate sensibly in relation to the differing pension schemes and state pension rights.”last_img read more