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Internet shopping has allowed Web giants like Amazon
to squash mom-and-pop businesses from booksellers to gadget shops .The latest victim: Your neighborhood pizza parlor.
For many years, major chains like Domino's Pizza
and Papa John's International
expanded across the country without putting many small rivals out of business. That began to change a few years ago, when the majors slashed pizza prices to levels that were tough to match. By 2012, the majors had a 55 percent share of the domestic pizza delivery market, up from 51.9 percent in ... read more
Travellers will be offered greater discounts for online hotel bookings after an investigation by the Office for Fair Trading (OFT).
The announcement comes after the regulator investigated competition concerns that two large online travel agents (OTAs) had separate agreements with the InterContinental Hotels group, which allegedly restricted discount offers.
The OFT said Expedia and Booking.com were limited in offering room-only hotel accommodation to consumers...read more
Health and Fitness news:
People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers...read more
Fasion and Beauty Salon: Bringing fun into shopping malls.
Sport News: Today there’s been a serious delay on M6
Traffic has been diverted to take alternative routes to
Travel News:Tourism to Israel is on the increase, according to figures released this week by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. A record 3.54 million visitors entered Israel in 2013 and Naama Oryan-Kaplan, director of IGTO UK and Ireland expressed her delight in Israel’s rising popularity with incoming visitors....read more
Property News:Last month saw house prices in England
What to expect in 2014
Let the good times roll. After years of average performance since 2008, this year saw the British property market roar back to life. According to Halifax, prices rose by 7.7 per cent across the country as a whole. In London, the figure was more than 10 per cent. Elsewhere, growth was not so strong – parts of the North and the West Country, in particular, might ask when this economic recovery is going to arrive. But in general, 2013 was a success story for British property. What will 2014 bring? Whether you are a first-time buyer or a foreign billionaire, here is what the next 12 months have in store...read more....read more