The Ocado (LSE: OCDO) share price was one of the best performing investments in the FTSE 100 last year. I believe this performance will continue in 2021. Even though the stock is up 116% in 12 months, I think the retailer’s growth is only just getting started. Ocado share price outlookOver the past year, the UK retail market has undergone a drastic change. The coronavirus pandemic has forced consumers online, in turn forcing companies to adapt. Tens of thousands of new jobs have been created to service online deliveries, and it doesn’t look as if the market is ever going back to the way it was. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Consumers have realised how easy and straightforward it is to shop online. Companies have stepped up to the challenge, investing hundreds of millions of pounds developing infrastructure to meet orders on time. Now this infrastructure’s in place, I don’t think we will go back to the way we shopped before. It’s now much easier and potentially faster to shop online. Ocado was one of the pandemic’s main winners as its entire business model is based around online retailing. This puts the business in a great position to continue to grow in the long term. Unlike other retailers, robots form the backbone of Ocado’s delivery infrastructure. While these machines have been expensive to set up, the company is now starting to see the benefits through economies of scale. According to Ocado’s financials, its UK retail business saw earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of £45.7m in the first half of 2020. That implies an EBITDA margin of 4.5%, up from 3% in the same period last year. These numbers suggest that, as the retailer’s top line continues to expand, profits may grow even faster. This could send the Ocado share price surging. Beating the FTSE 100 Figures suggest the company’s sales have continued to pick up over the past few months. According to data from Kantar, UK consumers spent a record £11.7bn over the Christmas period at supermarkets.Online orders accounted for 12.6% of grocery spending during the month compared with 7.4% a year earlier. The fastest growing part of the market was Ocado’s UK joint venture with Marks & Spencer. Kantar estimates sales increased by 36.5%. And this could be just the start. Ocado only accounts for 3% of the UK grocery market. I think that gives the business a long runway for growth. There’s nothing stopping the group from doubling its market share if it can meet the demand of consumers. This suggests the firm’s profit margins will continue to expand and support further positive growth of the Ocado share price. That’s why I think the stock could outperform the FTSE 100 in 2021. Ocado is firing on all cylinders and the market share is there for the taking, if the business can rise to the challenge. I think the Ocado share price could crush the FTSE 100 this year Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: OCDO I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Business in the Community (BiTC) is holding its Building Business through Partnerships Conference 2004 (previously called the Cause Related Marketing Conference) in London in November.The conference is aimed at businesses that wish to use the power of their brand to have a positive impact on society, and for charities and good causes wishing to build their business partnerships.The conference, previously called the Cause Related Marketing Conference, offers the business case for a company to be involved in the community, new consumer research, international case studies, examples of successful Charity of the Year partnerships, and practical ./guidance for leaders in the industry. Advertisement The conference takes place on 3 November 2004 at the Institute of Directors, London, NW1 from 08.45 to 17.00.The early bird rate, for bookings received before 10 September 2004, is £239 + VAT for registered charities and £439 + VAT for businesses. There is a reduction available to qualifying small charities and SME’s. Howard Lake | 5 September 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BiTC announces partnerships conference 2004 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events
SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 31, 2015 Previous articleMidday UpdateNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Prospective Plantings Report Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter USDA Prospective Plantings Report Corn Planted Acreage Down 2 Percent from 2014Soybean Acreage Up 1 PercentAll Wheat Acreage Down 3 PercentAll Cotton Acreage Down 13 PercentCorn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 89.2 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the third consecutive year of an acreage decline and would be the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010.Soybean planted area for 2015 is estimated at a record high 84.6 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage intentions are up or unchanged in 21 of the 31 major producing States.All wheat planted area for 2015 is estimated at 55.4 million acres, down 3 percent from 2014. The 2015 winter wheat planted area, at 40.8 million acres, is down 4 percent from last year but up less than 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 29.6 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 7.75 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.43 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2015 is estimated at 13.0 million acres, down slightly from 2014. Of this total, about 12.1 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The intended Durum planted area for 2015 is estimated at 1.65 million acres, up 18 percent from the previous year.All cotton planted area for 2015 is estimated at 9.55 million acres, 13 percent below last year. Upland area is estimated at 9.40 million acres, down 13 percent from 2014. American Pima area is estimated at 150,000 acres, down 22 percent from 2014.
Previous articleIndiana Corn Farmers Named to National Leadership PositionsNext articleOn-Farm Safety Training Made Easier Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 1, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE In a victory for U.S. farmers and ranchers in their ongoing fight to protect private and sensitive personal and financial records, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by animal-rights and environmental activists against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The lawsuit was over the agency’s withdrawal of a proposed Clean Water Act rule that would have required livestock and poultry operations to report information about their operations. In their lawsuit, the activist groups claimed EPA’s withdrawal of the reporting rule was “arbitrary” because it lacked clear reasoning.Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C., who dismissed the suit, disagreed with the activist groups, saying the agency’s explanation for the withdrawal was “plain and coherent” and that it “adequately explained the basis for its decision.” Court Nixes Activists’ Attempt to Get Farm Data Home Indiana Agriculture News Court Nixes Activists’ Attempt to Get Farm Data
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Today we’ve got a new president in Brazil, a new claim by Trump about the media and midterm election updates.Far right-wing candidate wins Brazilian presidential election.Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro has won the Brazilian presidency with 55 percent of the vote Sunday night, according to the BBC.Bolsonaro campaigned on pro-market economic policies, a return to traditional Brazilian values and a vow to crackdown on crime that has caused users on social media to label him as the ”Trump of the Tropics.”Like President Trump, Bolsonaro had become a polarizing figure before entering office. Bolsonaro has signaled that he would pull Brazil out of the 2015 Paris Agreement of climate change as well as lower regulations.Critics of Bolsonaro are concerned over his string of seemly inappropriate comments.German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans not to run in 2021After 13 years as Chancellor of Germany and the head of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Bloomberg is reporting that Angela Merkel has stepped down as head of CDU as well as Chancellor in 2021.Her decision comes after numerous setbacks and losses in last year’s federal elections as well as regional elections in Bavaria last week and Hesse Sunday.Merkel took personal responsibility for those losses and said she was “trying to do [her] part to allow the federal government to function well again.”Merkel said that after her tenure as Chancellor, she has no intention of seeking another political office and will return to public life.President Trump calls the media “the true enemy of the people” in Monday morning tweetJust two days after the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and his call for unity to fight anti-Semitism, President Trump tweeted that fake news must end for harmony to return to the U.S.Trump claims the media dishonestly and fraudulently blamed conservatives for the growing social division. Trump also referred to the coverage of the string of mail bombs as that “‘bomb stuff” that has distracted from GOP momentum at the polls.President Trump’s executive timePresident Trump started his day no earlier than 11 a.m. and received two out of the five daily briefings last week according to his detailed schedule obtained by POLITICO.The review also found that Trump had nine hours of executive time last Tuesday. During this time he tweets, watches television and calls friends and allies, but only spends about three hours in official meetings and policy briefings. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly created executive time for the president after complaints of over-scheduling from Kelly’s predecessor and former RNC chairperson Reince Priebus.Young voters are showing up for midterm electionsA new survey from the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School found that voters under the age of 30 are more likely to vote in the current midterm elections than in 2010 and 2014.The survey show that 40 percent of young voters say there are “definitely” going to vote. Even with a margin of error traditionally in the high single digits, the director of the polling institute, John Della Volpe, said young voter participation will be higher than previous midterms.Former President Jimmy Carter asks Georgia’s Republican Gubernatorial candidate to resign as Secretary of StateFormer President and Georgian native Jimmy Carter asked Republican Brian Kemp to step down as Georgia’s Secretary of State in personal letter obtained by the Associated Press.In the letter, Carter made an appeal to keep people’s trust in elections and results of Kemp’s highly contested race with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, stating that “one of the key requirements for a fair and trusted process is that there be a non biased supervision of the electoral process.”Carter’s request comes after an already contentious race between Kemp and Abrams with claims of voter suppression from Kent’s office after 53,000 voter registrations have been held for suspicion on voter fraud.That’s all we have for today. 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Help by sharing this information Organisation News RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release RSF_en Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post MauritaniaAfrica December 18, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist given jail sentence and weekly paper censored Reporters Without Borders protested today about a prison sentence given recently to Mohamed Ould El Kory, editor of the Arabic-language weekly Inimich, and called for an end to censorship of another weekly, the Arabic-language Raya.It noted that the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Abid Husain, in January 2000 urged all governments to see that press offences were “no longer punishable by terms of imprisonment, except in cases involving racist or discriminatory comments or calls to violence.” Such unjustified punishment was a “serious violation of human rights,” he said.El Kory was sentenced to a week in prison and fined 600 euros on 20 November after a Mauritanian businessman, Bechir Ould Moulaye Elhacen, sued him for “defamation and insulting behaviour.” His appeal against the sentence will be heard next week. The conviction is the first since the Mauritanian press became more independent.Copies of the latest issue of the Arabic-language weekly Raya were seized by the authorities on 17 December under the 1991 press law, whose article 11 bans distribution of publications that “harm the government’s reputation.” The law does not require the minister to give a reason for a ban, but it is thought to be because Raya reported that the Israeli ambassador secretly visited the western town of Nouadhibou to see a Palestinian official who has obtained political asylum in Mauritania. to go further March 13, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world May 20, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News MauritaniaAfrica Follow the news on Mauritania News July 6, 2020 Find out more News
iStock/jfbenningBy: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (BUCKS COUNTY, Penn.) — A dozen COVID-19 cases in a Pennsylvania suburb have been traced to Jersey Shore “beach house gatherings” over Memorial Day weekend, health officials said.The Bucks County Department of Health said Saturday that 12 recent cases were traced to a New Jersey resident who attended “multiple” house gatherings at the shore.The exposures occurred at a gathering of college-age students over the holiday weekend in Cape May County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. The department has not identified any additional cases at this time.In 11 of the cases, Bucks County residents had attended the same gatherings as the New Jersey resident, and a 12th case was via family spread in Bucks County, the local health department said. The links were discovered through “thorough contact tracing,” spokesman Larry R. King said.King said the Bucks County health department requires people who are in the same household or have had steady contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 to quarantine and get tested.More infections are likely among family members of these new cases, Dr. David Damsker, director of the Bucks County Health Department, said.“This is exactly why we can’t let our guard down now, even if it feels ‘safe’ to be at the beach,” Damsker said in a statement. “One unlucky exposure can lead to a large cascade of cases down the line. We want everyone to enjoy the warmer weather and have fun, but let’s keep in mind that COVID is still circulating in the community at baseline levels.”The New Jersey health department said it also is investigating the exposure and conducting contact tracing to identify additional illnesses, although it noted that now is the outer limit of the virus’ 14-day incubation period.“We are gathering information to understand who was [the] initial source of exposure that caused the outbreak,” New Jersey State Epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan said in a statement.Damsker urged residents to wear face coverings when they attend gatherings with people outside their household and to take precautions in public as Pennsylvania continues to reopen. On Friday, Bucks County moved to the “yellow phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan, allowing for gatherings of up to 25 and outdoor dining, in-person retail, child care and businesses with in-person operations to resume.Nearly 5,000 Bucks County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, based on figures from the local health department. Pennsylvania has had 73,827 confirmed cases and 5,953 deaths, according to the state health department.New Jersey has had 164,497 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12,214 deaths, based on figures from its state health department.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
December 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Blind marching band will lead Outback Bowl parade, halftime show Join us for #FootballInParadise at the 2020 Outback Bowl! Going to be a great game as the #9 Auburn Tigers face off against the #16 Minnesota Golden Gophers on New Year’s Day at Raymond James Stadium. Get your tickets today! https://t.co/J1aOrCoeSw pic.twitter.com/xXjsjTAzXB— Outback Bowl (@outbackbowl) December 17, 2019The former band director Carol Agler added the marching band to support the Ohio School for the Deaf Football program 14 years ago.OSSBMB performs half-time drills at area high schools, in band festivals and regularly march as the lead band in the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival Parade and the Circleville Pumpkin Show.The Auburn University Tigers will take on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for the New Year’s Day bowl game, which starts at 1 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailftwitty/iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The only blind marching band in the world will be the lead band at the Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve parade and perform at halftime on New Year’s Day.On Tuesday night, the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSB) band, made up of students in grades 7-12, will take the field guided by community volunteers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., according to a press release.With talent from all across the state, the band, started in 2005, has been nationally recognized for its ability to entertain and inspire.“We are excited to host this group of talented young people as part of our halftime show and New Year’s Eve Parade,” Outback Bowl President and CEO Jim McVay said in a statement. “It is a great opportunity to showcase their abilities on a big stage.” Written by
PICTURE OF THE WEEK.No agent would say taking pictures of properties is easy. Bad weather, poor light, impossible angles, uncooperative vendors, untidy rooms. They can all conspire to make presenting many homes a challenge.And then there are the problems of marketing new homes. Developers are super keen to have them sold as soon as possible, and ideally before they’re finished to keep their balance sheets healthy.This was the problem faced by an agent in Kings Lynn who, on arrival on site, found a huge portable toilet in front of the property and, given the day’s busy schedule and its weight, had no choice but to snap – we assume.The resulting photograph did not go unnoticed online. A local fitness trainer and, presumably house hunter too, spotted the photo on Rightmove and alerted The Negotiator via Twitter.For those who can see past the oddly Tardis-like urinal parked in the drive, agent William H Brown is selling a brand new three bedroom semi for £177,500, part of a development of 14 similar homes near in the northern outskirts of Kings Lynn marketed squarely at first time buyers.Kings Lynn William H Brown March 29, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Picture of the week: It’s like a Tardis outside previous nextAgencies & PeoplePicture of the week: It’s like a Tardis outsideAgent hopes buyers will see past the movable toilet on this property’s doorstep.The Negotiator29th March 20170693 Views