News roundup—15th September 2008

News roundup—15th September 2008

A Times article about the challenges facing the new chief exec of Woolworths quotes an anonymous “senior restructuring expert”: “I’m fairly certain that we are seeing the beginning of the end of Woolworths. I think it will limp through Christmas, but there is a very strong chance that this time next year Woolworths may not be around, either in its current form or in its

Asda is now the nation’s third-largest apparel retailer, ahead of Tesco and behind only Primark and Marks & Spencer, reports The Telegraph.

The founder of Glasses Direct is among the entrepreneurs interviewed in a Financial Times article about the falling pound on SMEs.

The Times spotlights H Forman & Son, which sells “artisan” food to restaurants and consumers via multiple channels, including mail order.

The Real Seeds catalogue gets a thumbs-up in an Independent article about cooking with tomatoes.


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