News roundup—15th June 2009

News roundup—15th June 2009

Royal Mail staff in London will stage a 24-hour strike on
19th June, reports The Guardian.

Jeweller Clogau Gold is becoming a victim of its own
success–and the blockage of a local mine: It is running out of
gold, according to The Independent.

“Inflexibility and high delivery charges are thwarting
the growth of online spending, according to new research by
PricewaterhouseCoopers,” The Times notes in an article on why so few
retailers offer more user-friendly delivery options.

Lush, a cataloguer/retailer of ethical cosmetics and
personal-care products, and founder Mark Constantine are the
subject of a profile in the Western Daily Press.

Financial Times profiles George Davies,
founder of Next, Asda’s George apparel line, and
Marks & Spencer’s Per Una range, as he readies his next
venture, “affordable luxury” womenswear range GIve.


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