Video will play in Play now Don't auto play Never auto play Food prices hit fresh highs in August. It was a continuation of a trend that has seen big spikes in dairy and fresh produce, running in stark contrast to general levels of inflation for consumer goods and wages. Almost everything rose more than the general level of inflation. The only notable falls in price were for energy drinks and pork, a combination that's hardly likely to impress health activists. The rising prices also...
Butter prices haven't risen as much as they did last month since 2010. NZH File pic. Butter prices rose 11 per cent in August, to a record high of $5.39 a block, according to Stats NZ. The annual butter price increase was the largest in percentage terms since 2010. The dairy product led an across the board rise in food prices which continued to outpace the general of inflation.
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Craft brewer Yeastie Boys will look to raise up to £2 million in new capital to fund expansion in the UK market. The company, founded in Wellington by beer enthusiasts Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie in 2008, hit headlines when a 2015 crowdfunding campaign to raise $500,000 hit its target in just half an hour, with 212 shareholders taking a total of 12.5 per cent stake.
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".