Tag: demand

Upper Crust owner: ‘Demand for travel will return’

Image copyright Getty Images Upper Crust owner SSP Group says it believes that “demand for travel will return”, despite the coronavirus pandemic dragging down sales. It said weekly sales are now 76% below April to September levels last year. SSP said about a third of its global outlets, mostly found at railway stations and airports, had reopened despite the pandemic.… Read more →

Rolls-Royce sees demand for luxury cars rebound

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Torsten Müller-Ötvös said business was back to “far more normal” levels The boss of carmaker Rolls-Royce has said global demand for luxury vehicles is rebounding despite the pandemic. Chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös told the BBC that markets in Asia, Europe and the US were now “more or less back to normal”. Mr Müller-Ötvös was speaking… Read more →

Co-ownership: Housing body sees threefold rise in demand

Image copyright Getty Images A housing association that helps people buy homes through shared ownership has received an almost threefold increase in applications over the past seven weeks. Co-Ownership usually deals with an average of 50 applications per week. However, since the beginning of July, it has processed about 1,000. Its director of customer services told BBC News NI the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Samsung profits soar on work from home demand

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics has seen its earnings soar as sales were boosted by millions working and learning from home during the virus pandemic. The world’s largest maker of smartphones said second quarter operating profits rose 23% compared to last year. The results were helped by strong demand for computer chips, which pushed up prices on the global… Read more →