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NFTs are down — as are sports stars who bought them

AMERICAN football wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr holds the dubious distinction of being the athlete who has lost the most money on NFTs. Following the...
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia, by Campbell Brewer

Go, Patagonia! Billionaire owner gives firm to charity

BILLIONAIRE Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor fashion retailer Patagonia, has given his company to a charitable trust to fight climate change. Under the new structure,...
Lost Boys brewery, George and Jordan

St Albans’ Lost Boys Brewery: finding the path to beer glory

By HAL WILLIAMS LIKE many of the UKs great craft beer manufacturers, the Lost Boys Brewery started as a homebrew. Four co-founders — George Sanderson (head...
Siemens building

Sustainable manufacturing: Three UK businesses working to net-zero

By DAVID TAYLOR The UK government is working towards its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It has presented a ten-point...
Revlon Advert 1987

Makeup break-up as Revlon files for bankruptcy

AFTER 90 years in business, cosmetics giant Revlon is filing for bankruptcy in the US. The company had been brought down by a combination of...
Luxury resort, pool, sea, palm tree

The birth of the travel subscription model

By DANA DUNNE THE SIGNIFICANT increase in subscription spending during the pandemic has caught the attention of businesses across the globe. In fact, according to...
Gambling sector 5MLD

Security and gambling sector: ‘costly’ directive gains ground

OPERATORS in the gaming and gambling sector are on average 66 percent of the way through their fifth anti-money laundering directive (5MLD) implementation programmes. That...
Aston Martin DB10, James Bond, No Time To Die

Bond’s the name, James Bond, and my toys don’t come cheap

As No Time To Die finally hits movie screens, it’s been revealed that being James Bond costs an eye-watering £32.3m. Research conducted by online gaming...
Rens crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers

World’s first crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers — with caffeine

HELSINKI-BASED eco-startup Rens has launched vegan, waterproof sneakers produced from coffee grounds and recycled plastic. The firm released “every-day” sneakers made from 21 cups of...

Israel ice cream row heats up

ICE CREAM maker Ben & Jerry's is to end sales in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The firm intends to construct a different distribution...