News roundup—19th March 2009

News roundup—19th March 2009

Karl-Gerhard Eick, who replaced Thomas Middelhoff as CEO of
Arcandor on 1st March warned that he would divest of
brands that fall short of expectations, reports the
International Herald Tribune.
Germany-based Arcandor’s
properties include travel company Thomas Cook and the
Primondo stable of catalogues, among them Elegance,
Peter Hahn, and Quelle.

Congratulations to Bravissimo founder Sarah Tremellen,
who will be collecting an MBE at Buckingham Palace today.
According to the Press Association, she is being honoured
for services to entrepreneurship; she launched the lingerie
catalogue business 11 years ago.

Wiggly Wigglers, and its home-grown bouquets, gets a
thumbs-up from The Guardian in an article on ethical

Cataloguer Flying Flowers, Cath Kidston, Crocus, The White
Company, Not on the High Street, SpaceNK, and Laura
Ashley are among the merchants featured in The Telegraph’s Mother’s Day gift guide.


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