Old Navy drives better-than-expected sales rise at Gap Inc
17 November 2017
By Emily Sutherland
Gap Inc has lifted its earnings forecast for this fiscal year after its third-quarter sales beat analysts’ expectations.
Over 56,000 English shops will face steep tax hikes next year, according to new research. Business rate increases will add up to £151.78m in April, according to rates specialist CVS, hitting those already battling inflation, a rise in import prices and shaky consumer confidence. The research from CVS shows 37,363 small shops will see their business rates bills rise above inflation and around 30,000 are facing a rates increase of between 10%-14.99%.
China’s Singles Day is an opportunity there for the taking for UK retailers and brands, says Mei Chen, international business development lead at Alibaba Group. Speaking at Drapers Fashion Forum 2017 in London, Chen said the sales generated during the one-day event are too good for international brands to miss: “It’s an opportunity there for the taking. It dwarfs other markets.”Singles Day takes place on 11 November. On the day last year, Alibaba made $17.8bn (£13.5bn) in 24 hours.
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".