At £1,017 million, Woolworths Group’s half-year
sales are down 3 per cent from the first half of 2007. Retail
like-for-like sales fell 3.2 per cent and the total loss before
taxation widened from £63.8 million last year to a record
£99.7 million for the first half of this year.
The creative director of Adili is quoted in a
Guardian article about what would happen to
independent and “ethical” fashion designers if
London fashion week is shoehorned into a smaller window between
the New York and Milan fashion weeks. Ethical-fashion
cataloguer People Tree gets a shout-out as well.
Coronation Street fans may want to pick up the latest
Argos catalogue: As The Sun reports, the actor who plays Liam
Connor “appears in the shop’s latest catalogue in a
string of cheesy shots”.