Uk Investigating Evidence Of Alleged Price-fixing Of Popular Sports Bra
Britains retail regulator said Friday it has evidence that an underwear maker and three department stores colluded to inflate the price of a popular sports bra. More business news Creating a class of do good companies Jena McGregor More and more leaders are adopting a new legal structure for their businesses–its called the benefit corporation. Panera Bread isnt just hungry for attention Jena McGregor CEO Ron Shaich is putting his money where his mouth is and trying to eat off $4.50 a day. Jena McGregor Past writings of Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, may shed light on todays debate. The Office of Fair Trading said it is investigating whether DB Apparel U.K. entered into anti-competitive agreements with retailers John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser between 2008 and 2011 over the Shock Absorber bra. The investigation involves three of Britains most-established retailers. The regulator said its provisional view was that the manufacturer and the stores agreed on retail prices, in a serious infringement of competition law. The offices senior director of services, Ann Pope, said the agency would hear from the companies before making a final ruling. The companies dispute the claims and say they are cooperating with investigators. The Shock Absorber was once advertised by tennis player Anna Kournikova under the slogan: Only the balls should bounce. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
‘The Voice UK’: Kaiser Chiefs Singer Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach
LONDON –Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC Ones The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the shows revamped lineup. our editor recommends TV Ratings: Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Hits Season-High, ‘The Voice UK’ Drops The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie Minogue and a new duo of hosts. Wilson and Minogue replace Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue in the red coaching chairs on the show. Tom Jonesand will.i.amare returning as coaches. The Voice UK in its first season beat Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent several weeks in a row, but lost momentum in its second season, leading to calls for new coaches, hosts and format tweaks. The Kaiser Chiefs topped the U.K. charts with “Ruby” and held top-10 positions with such songs as “I Predict a Riot,” “Every Day I Love You Less and Less” and “Oh My God.” The band also performed at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London last year. “Who doesn’t want to spend their Saturday night with Kylie Minogue?” quipped Wilson. “I spent last winter yelling at The Voice, and both Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am were total superstars. I’m just lucky the Kaiser Chiefs have rubber-stamped my temporary loan!” Wilson has previously appeared on the BBC, including as host of music-themed comedy panel game show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and an appearance on The Culture Show. Mark Linsey, controller, entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: “Ricky is one of the U.K.