The London department store that inspired the TV drama series Mr Selfridge has handed its owners a gold-plated dividend after sales in the 12 months to January increased by 16 per cent to £1.6 billion. Selfridges paid a £38.5 million annual dividend – almost three times the previous year – following a surge in sales as tourists swarmed to snap up its luxury brands and latest fashions.
Platinum miner Lonmin – the rump of the vast conglomerate once described as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’ – may need to make a cash call on its shareholders to avoid a funding crunch. City experts said the loss-making firm remains ‘precarious’ since it warned late last month that it would delay its financial accounts, which were due to be released tomorrow. The group’s auditors warned in May of a ‘material uncertainty’ over its ability to continue as a going concern.
Former Tesco commercial director Kevin Grace, sacked over a £246 million accounting scandal, is suing the firm for more than £600,000. He lost his job after it emerged that Tesco had misreported profits in 2014. The dismissal letter accused him of ‘serious negligence’ and ‘gross misconduct’. Grace has always insisted he was not responsible for the debacle. Now he is suing Tesco for loss of his £605,000 salary and benefits.
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".