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Whitley Bay
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The Better Burger
Burgers used to be fast and cheap - the epitome of fast food. But now a different type of patty exported from the US is rapidly expanding across the globe.  US burger chain Five Guys International, is "the complete fundamental change" that has taken place w...

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Rosemary Water
If you can bottle it, it might make you a fortune. That is according to market research carried out by the world’s drinks industry. Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) says sales of bottled water outstripped sugary soft drinks in the US for the first time ...

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Museum of Failure
Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration. On June 7, West, a collector and self-described innovation researcher, debuted 51 failed products in a museum exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the...

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Breaking 2
For  Nike , this was glorious failure. The sportswear giant’s attempt to propel one of its athletes to the “impossible” feat of a sub-two-hour marathon may have come up an agonising 26 seconds short, but the  #Breaking2 “moonshot”  is likely to be remembere...

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Starbucks Launch Two New Healthier Drinks
Starbucks   is launching two new coffee-based drinks in the UK, as it strives to tap into consumers’ growing appetite for  healthy beverages. The Cold Brew Vanilla sweet cream and the Cappuccino Freddo, will both be available in stores throughout the UK fro...

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The Bakers Who Boogie
This bakery encourages its staff to dance among the cakes to aid well-being and improve performance. A choreographer worked with the bakery in Burnley to turn their work movements into a dance. Their aim is to reduce repetitive strain injuries and also brin...

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Boohoo Profits Double
Annual pre-tax profits at online fashion retailer Boohoo have almost doubled to £31m - up from just under £16m last year.   Its   sales have jumped   by 51% to almost £300m, thanks to new overseas markets.    The Manchester-based firm puts its success down ...

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Happy Hiring
You can turn up for your Timpson interview with the world's finest CV or resume, and all the interviewer will do is work out whether you are a Mr Lazy (you don't have a hope), or a Mr Cheerful (you have a very good chance).  "We purely interview for persona...

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Pawternity Leave
Scottish brewer Brewdog announced a rather unusual new employee perk earlier this year - one week's paid leave for all workers who adopt a puppy or rescue dog.  Unsurprisingly the announcement - which was released to the media in a press release rather than...

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Coca Cola to cut 1,200 Jobs
The US firm Coca-Cola has said it will cut about 1,200 jobs due to falling demand for its fizzy drinks.  Its global carbonated drink sales fell 1% in the quarter to 31 March, Coca-Cola said.  Coca-Cola and rival PepsiCo's sales have taken a hit as consumers...
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