International consumers are willing to spend more on British produce according to a new study, raising hopes for a post-Brexit trading boom. Barclays found that focusing on "brand Britain" could open up an estimated £3.45bn opportunity for British exports. British food would be one of the most lucrative sectors, with overseas consumers were willing to pay 22 per cent more for food made in the UK.
Targeting top universities has paid off for Unite Group, which bumped up its dividend today after a year of profit growth. Profit before tax came in 14 per cent higher than 2016 at £229.4m. But revenue fell 1.1 per cent to £119.3m, due to a decline in property sales and other income. Like-for-like rental growth continued to grow, slowing slightly to 3.4 per cent compared to 3.8 per cent last year. The group guided a similar level of growth for next year.
Hotel Chocolat was eyeing up even more new stores today, as revenue and earnings climbed in the first half. Revenue was up 15 per cent to £71.7m, while profit before tax grew by 15 per cent to £12.9m. Earnings per share were up 15 per cent to 9p. Following its maiden dividend at the end of last year, Hotel Chocolat issued its first half-year interim dividend today of 0.6p.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".