Infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia has lifted its full-year profit guidance after better than expected sales in China during the first half. Bellamy's said it was revising its revenue growth target from between 15 per cent and 20 per cent to 30 per cent and 35 per cent, while earnings margin would lift from between 17 per cent to 20 per cent to a higher rate of 20 per cent to 23 per cent.
On the surface the retail sales figures have smashed even the shopping optimists. Expectations for a 0.4 per cent jump in November were smashed. Retail turnover hit 1.2 per cent – the biggest jump in almost five years. JB HiFi is up 5 per cent and so too under pressure Retail Food Group. Adairs is up 5.2 per cent and Super Retail Group in up 3.6 per cent while Harvey Norman was up 1.6 per cent.
Online retail sales have surged the most since December 2014, with the trend to buy via the web much stronger than this time last year, according to the NAB Online Retail Sales Index (NORSI). Data released by NAB on Wednesday showed online sales jumped 4.7 per cent in November, the highest monthly growth rate since December 2014. The data, which does not capture the Christmas sales period or the launch of Amazon in Australia, shows year-on-year online sales growth was up 14.4 per cent.
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".