News roundup—10th November 2008

News roundup—10th November 2008

In its continuing efforts to improve its balance sheet,
electrical-goods merchant DSG International has put its
Eastern European retain chain Electroworld up for sale,
reports The Times. DSG’s other brands include PC
World, Currys and Dixons.

The Scotsman picks multititle mailer N
Brown, whose catalogues such as Simply Be and
Premier Man specialise in large sizes, as a stock on the
rise: “The company faces very limited competition. High
street chains and supermarkets sell some larger sizes, but it
is uneconomic for them to keep as wide a range of sizes as N
Brown offers stocked in store.”

“A new survey has revealed that 78 per cent of Scots
plan to do their festive shopping by internet, compared with a UK
average of 71 per cent,” reports Scotland on Sunday.

From the “no niche too small” department:
Freerangers, a cataloguer of vegan footwear and
accessories has had so much demand for vegan sporrans that it is
setting up a separate website for that market, according to


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