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SalesOptimize Identifies Key eCommerce Players in Latest UK Report

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 agosto 2019

Irish Data Science company SalesOptimize has recently completed a major study of the UK eCommerce market which is currently valued at £73B. The report identifies key retailers who are winning in the online space, and the companies they use for payments, shipping, marketing, finance etc. The analysis was conducted based on 17.5M website domains that are registered in the UK, of which only 10.6% (1.8 million) are active – this in itself is an astounding insight. These 1.8 million websites form the basis of this report, and using market intelligence, web bots and analyzers, SalesOptimize has broken down this dataset further, identifying 509K websites that are eCommerce enabled. Of these eCommerce enabled sites, 268K are shipping products.
Online shopping has significantly increased in the UK over the last number of years, with roughly 85% of consumers making online purchases in the last 12 months alone. But how will Brexit impact this? According to SalesOptimize CEO Liz Fulham, “The future of UK eCommerce retailers is uncertain. This is due not only to the continued growth of Amazon which controls 40% of the market, but also the threat of a hard Brexit. Consumer confidence is declining, and Britain’s high streets endured a terrible 2018 with several large companies entering into administration.” Debenhams recently announced plans to close 50 of its under-performing stores, putting 4,000 jobs at risk, and New Look announced that they will close another 25 stores, bringing their total number of closures to 85. This causes serious doubt over retailers being able to withstand the brute force of a hard Brexit.

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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 giugno 2017

Art Evening SaleAndré Zlattinger, Head of Modern British & Irish Art and Will Porter, Head of Sale: “The Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale launched 20th Century at Christie’s (17 – 30 June 2017) totalling £20,199,500 / $25,734,162 / €22,966,831 and was led by Henry Moore’s Family Group which saw spirited bidding in the room and on the phone, selling for £3,861,000 / $4,918,914 / €4,389,957 to an Asian collector. Barbara Hepworth’s Curved Form (Bryher II) realised £3,301,000 / $4,205,474 / €3,753,237 and is currently featured in the exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Square’, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, until 29 June 2017. The sale opened with a world auction record for Henry Lamb’s Portrait of Edie McNeill (£281,000 / $357,994 / €319,497), a painting formerly in the collection of Captain John Ernest Crawford Flitch. Additional records were achieved for Victor Pasmore’s Linear Motif in Black and White (£329,000 / $419,146 / €374,073) and Nic Fiddian-Green’s Still Water (£209,000 / $266,266 / €237,633). A record in the medium was realised for L. S. Lowry’s 1939 drawing A Station Platform (£269,000 / $342,706 / €305,853). Registered bidders from 10 countries demonstrate the global appeal for key works from the 20th Century with sell-through rates of 69% by lot and 82% by value. We look forward to the Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale which takes place on 27 June 2017 at 11am.” (photo: Art Evening Sale)

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Irish company blamed for firing over 60 workers after forming a union in the Philippines

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 luglio 2016

amsterdamAmsterdam. The Philippine company C & F Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the Irish C&F Group, laid-off 63 workers shortly after they officially formed a union. On May 26, 2016, the workers registered their union with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Shortly after, the company informed the same department that they are subjecting to ‘retrenchment’ or lay-off, some 98 regular workers of the company, wherein more than 63 of these workers are union officers and/or union members. In the evening of June 6, the night-shift workers learned about their mass lay-off through the posted ‘announcement’ of the management in the bulletin board. On the next day, June 7, 2016 the day-shift workers were blocked at the guard house and were no longer allowed to enter the premises of the company.
On June 9, 2016, 3 days later, the company hired 55 agency-supplied contractual workers.. The company simply replaced their former workers, some of whom had been working for twelve years, with workers on precarious work arrangements.
The Philippine company is a supplier to IT and electronics companies such as APC Schneider Electric, IBM, and EMC Corporation and C&F Group has signed the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) and allegedly supports the ‘Ten Principles of The United Nations Global Compact in areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption’.
The actions of the company, possibly with the intention of union busting, and avoidance of employer obligations, is a violation of worker and trade union rights. Also, there are other complaints from the workers, which include ‘forced’ work on Sunday and public holidays, and excessively long working hours.47 CSOs and unions call on C&F Manufacturing Phils. Corp. and the C&F Group to end its harmful practices and to respect labour rights. Read the full press statement here. (photo amsterdam)

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Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 ottobre 2014

irish artLondon – Christie’s is pleased to announce details of the Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale which will take place on 19 November 2014. Featuring 35 lots, the auction presents stellar examples of 20th century British sculpture and painting including John Duncan Fergusson’s Poise (estimate: £80,000-120,000, illustrated above), six paintings by L.S. Lowry, led by Coal Barge (estimate: £700,000-1,000,000), and Euan Uglow’s masterpiece entitled Three In One (estimate: £500,000-800,000), which is considered to be the artist’s most important painting to come to the market. The strong selection of modern sculpture is led by Figure (Sunion) by Dame Barbara Hepworth (estimate: £600,000-800,000), as well as sculpture by leading artists of the genre including Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Dame Elisabeth Frink, and Naum Gabo, among others. The Modern British and Irish Evening Sale as a whole features works with estimates ranging from £50,000 to £700,000 and is followed by the Day Sale on 20 November, which comprises 86 works starting at just £7,000. André Zlattinger, Senior Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and Rachel Hidderley, Christie’s International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art: “We are pleased to present some important and monumental pieces of Modern British art, in a sale which spans over 100 years and celebrates our greatest British artists of the past century. The Evening and Day sales will provide a rich array of opportunities for new and established collectors at a wide range of price levels, encouraging active engagement in this dynamic and inspiring category.”

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Irish Need Not Apply

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 aprile 2010

New York until 15/5/2010 556 West 22nd Street Chelsea Art Museum The work of Irish art collective Grupat curated by Jennifer Walshe  Irish Need Not Apply features work by the notorious Irish art collective Grúpat. The collective’s work ranges from love letters written by teenage Dubliners to the costumes of drag flaneur The Dowager Marchylove and presentations of previously unexhibited 17th century Irish alchemical vessels. This exhibition is curated by internationally renowned composer Jennifer Walshe.  Grúpat is comprised mainly of artists living in the South Dublin County Council area, but has over the last few years grown to be international in scope and membership. While the group has a core roster, its affiliations and “temporary members” range widely. As well, many of the members of Grúpat, in line with their early pranksterish roots, exhibit and perform solely under pseudonyms. These facts sometimes make it difficult to determine exactly who or what is in Grúpat. Notable members include Bulletin M, The Parks Service, Detleva Verens, Ukeoirn O’Connor, Flor Hartigan and O’Brien Industries. This sub-set of Grúpat often exhibit under the name “6by4” a reference to the Parisian composers known as “Les Six” and the postcode Dublin 24, in which they all reside.  (Image: Film still from “The Faerie Queene” by Violetta Mahon)

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