News roundup—10th July 2009

News roundup—10th July 2009

“eCommerce is again the buzzword on the lips of
London’s venture capital community,” reports the Financial Times. The article cites
Glasses Direct and personalised stationery etailer as among investors’ favourites.

Congratulations, Avon Bulbs and Marshalls
Seeds: The former won a Gold Award at last week’s RHS Hampton
Court show in the “floral marquee” category, and the
latter won a Silver Gilt Medal for its summer fruit and
vegetables display.

Headline of the day, courtesy of The Times: “John Lewis blames Andy
Murray for sales fall”. Year-on-year sales at the retailer
for the week t 4th July were down 2.3 per cent, in part because
consumers were too busy watching Wimbledon to shop.


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