LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR DEAL FEST ON IDEAL WORLD
This weekend, Ideal World will be throwing the biggest deal festival of the year! Tune in at 9pm tonight and get ready for the time of your life… (No tickets required)
Performing on the new product stage will be:
Swan with Ironing Solutions
Dormeo with In the Bedroom with live shows throughout the weekend.
Don’t miss our headline acts:
Bissel Delux Specials
Swissmade timepieces and many, many more!
Camp cosy on your sofa and tune in for the greatest deal line up this weekend!
Stay connected with the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and at www.idealworld.tv
QVC Boss Among Highest Paid
Gregory B. Maffei, boss at Liberty Media and West Chester-based shopping channel QVC was placed 6th in the list of highest-paid public-company CEOs in 2014, including salary, bonus and stock gifts reported to the SEC and shareholders in proxy statements so far this year and ranked by executive consultant Equilar and the NY Times with $73,750,882.
Equal World TV Channel to Close
The TV arm of Equal World is to close, we have received the following statement:
"Sadly over the past year we have been unable to recruit enough sponsors of product for EqualWorld. Whilst the website will continue to offer great product and raise money for charity, the TV channel which is more expensive to run, regrettably will be closing at the end of May.
The idea behind EqualWorld came when Steve & Sarah Bennett, along with Richard Branson discussed starting a business that was 100% owned by The Colourful Life Foundation. The concept being that in addition to monthly donations from The Genuine Gemstone Company, EqualWorld would generate profits that would 100% be given to the charity. Sadly, from the outset, EqualWorld got very little support from those in the media industry and virtually none from those that own brands and products.
Therefore we are having an incredible SALE where “EVERYTHING MUST GO”. You will still get a 30 day money back guarantee on all items.
As for the charitable projects we support, all of these will continue. Over the past year The Colourful Life Foundation has built numerous schools and helped to provide education for tens of thousands of children in disadvantaged communities.
Thank you for your custom and your support and thank you for helping us make it a more Equal World."
QVC site fined for safety deficiency
Following a workplace fatality in November, a state agency has fined QVC $4,500 and found its safety program is “deficient” according to a recent report.
The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation found that on Thanksgiving Day, Agnes Ann McKithen Carter, a warehouse assistant, was retrieving items on a forklift 30 feet in the air at the warehouse distribution center. At 1:10 p.m. a recently-trained forklift operator drove into her aisle, failed to see her forklift and hit it. Carter, who was harnessed to the lift, fell with it.
Shortly thereafter, Agnes, 45, died at a hospital.
Ideal Shopping Direct Put Up For Sale?
Sky News are reporting that Ideal Shopping Direct who operate Ideal World, Create and Craft and Ideal Extra have been put up for sale for more than £200m.
Sky News are also reporting that Ideal Shopping Direct have appointed bankers at DC Advisory to capitalise on the company's strong growth prospects.
Insiders said on Thursday that an auction was likely to begin shortly, with retailers and media groups, as well as other investment groups, all expected to consider bids.
Inflexion, which led the £78.3m buyout of the company following a string of profit warnings, holds a 75% stake while its management team, including chief executive Mike Hancox and Ian Jebson, the finance director, own the remaining shares.
David Hamid, a former Dixons and Halfords executive, is Ideal Shopping Direct's chairman.
The company, which has 3.8 million customers, recorded pre-tax profits of approximately £15m in 2014 and is expected to see this figure grow to around £21m this year.
Sky News say that Inflexion and Ideal Shopping Direct have declined to comment.
TJC Choice Daily from 2pm to 6pm
Tune into TJC Choice every day from 2pm to 6pm to spruce up your life. Explore our new fashion and home décor collections and expect unique pieces big on style but not on prices.
TJC Choice is available every day at 14:00 – 18:00 on Sky 660 and Freesat 815 and of course online at www.tjc.co.uk.