Tesco Plc and J Sainsbury Plc, the U.K.’s biggest grocers, are cutting thousands of jobs as intense competition and wage increases heap more pressure on Britain’s beleaguered retailers. Sainsbury is cutting management positions across its convenience stores and supermarkets, the London-based retailer said in a statement Tuesday. That followed an announcement Monday from larger rival Tesco, which is scrapping 1,700 management jobs at large stores and distribution centers.
With deals now signed on both sides of the Atlantic, Ocado is taking significant steps toward becoming the global technology licensing company that Chief Executive Officer Tim Steiner envisaged years ago. The Casino agreement helped the U.K. company reach an agreement with Sobeys, Chief Financial Officer Duncan Tatton-Brown said on a call with reporters. The latest deal could raise Ocado’s profile in the lucrative U.S. market, which the company has long targeted.
Ocado Group Plc has licensed its grocery-delivery technology to Canada’s Sobeys Inc. as the U.K. online retailer’s five-year efforts to offer its services to supermarkets build momentum. Sobeys will use Ocado’s technology to create an e-commerce platform and to run an automated warehouse in the Toronto area and a fleet of delivery vans. Sobeys will gain exclusive rights to the system in Canada and will pay an undisclosed fee upfront, the Hatfield, England-based company said in a statement Monday.
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".