News roundup—7th April 2008

News roundup—7th April 2008

Active Private Equity has bought a majority share of £45
million bicycle merchant FW Evans, the parent company of
retail chain Evans Cycles, reports the Financial Times.

Multilingual Search explains how Google’s
new rules allowing open bidding on trademarks, which go into
effect in the UK and Ireland next month, could affect your

The Times profiles online grocer
Ocado and interviews co-founder Jason Gissing. According
to the article, “The business started generating a profit
on a daily basis in November and its annual sales are nudging
£350 million.”

The Southern Daily Echo has a brief
interview with Euan Sutherland, the newly appointed head of
Kingfisher’s UK division, which includes DIY retailer
B&Q and tools cataloguer Screwfix.


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