Belgian LensGroup, which owns online lens seller LensOnline, has acquired two German web shops. It is its first foray in the German market, but its fifth European country. With Contactlinsenman.de and Bestpricelens.com now in its portfolio, LensGroup is now active in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany. These two web shops also immediately add four million to its overall turnover, which now stands at about thirty million euro.
Lidl had hoped to have about 100 stores in the United States by the summer, but will be forced to adjust its first-year goals. It currently has 49 stores in the United States. Lidl was very enthused in the first few months and expansion was ahead of schedule, but local politicians and real estate developers have now stated that several planned stores have been put on hold or even scrapped.
Irish fashion chain Primark’s first quarter turnover grew 7 % at level exchange rates and 9 % taking the fluctuations into account. Analysts had forecast higher numbers however. Analysts had estimated a 10 % turnover growth, but according to Primark’s parent company, Associated British Foods, the growth was stunted by unusually warm European weather. Nevertheless, it talks of record turnover in the week leading up to Christmas.
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".