18 Nov 2014

Business briefs

1:00 pm on 18 November 2014

*Cooks opens new coffee outlet in China

Cooks Global Foods has opened its 20th Esquires Coffee outlet in China.

The company opened its 19th store in that country earlier this month. Cooks says at this time last year, Esquires had opened its 10th store in China.

*Growth in international air passenger numbers slows

Growth has slowed in international air passenger numbers.

The increase in September was 2.3 percent when compared to a year ago. In August the rise was 4.5 percent.

*ikeGPS enters new agreements

ikeGPS says it has entered into agreements with a global tool and equipment supplier.

Stanley Black & Decker will manufacture, brand and distribute a smartphone measuring device based on ikeGPS's core intellectual property.

ikeGPS chief executive Glenn Milnes said the deal allowed the firm to access Stanley Black & Decker's global network of retailers and distribution partners in the construction and DIY industries.