Sports Direct has hired a permanent finance chief for the first time in four years as the sportswear giant reels from a 58pc slump in underlying profits. The sportswear giant said that it had hired Jon Kempster, whose last chief finance role in 2012 was at £300m logistics firm Wincanton. Sports Direct has been without a permanent chief financial officer since the acting finance boss, Matt Pearson, who replaced the longstanding Bob Mellors, quit last year.
Hotel Chocolat sales have broken through the £100m mark for the first time as its "Ice Cream of the Gods" boosted the business during the recent heatwave. The upmarket chocolate retailer recorded a 12pc increase in sales to £104m for the year to 25 June, slightly ahead of market expectations.
Sir Philip Green has poached Burberry's merchandising director to run Topshop, one of the most high profile jobs in retail. Paul Price will start at the tycoon's retail group on September 4 as chief executive of Topshop and Topman following a decade at the British luxury group . Mr Price takes over from the highly respected Mary Homer, who revealed in March that she would be leaving to become chief executive of homewares business The White Company after working with Sir Philip for 30 years.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".