News roundup—20th October 2008

News roundup—20th October 2008

Casual Male Retail Group, a US retailer/cataloguer that
sells menswear for the so-called big and tall market, is making
inroads into the UK and the rest of Europe, notes The Times, which looks at how this could
effect home-grown speciality-size cataloguer N Brown.

The Times also declares that “global
brands like what they see in the UK” as overseas
retailers such as Banana Republic, Ferrari and
Vendetta enter or expand in Britain.

The Telegraph looks at how web 2.0 has
enabled Christopher Ward Watches to grow as an
online-only business-though it is planning to launch a print
catalogue shortly.

The Daily Mail sings the praises of
Lakeland as a source for Halloween tricks and treats.

Nursery cataloguer Crocus gets a thumbs-up from
The Independent for its bulbs offering.

Be careful with your use of pink and blue if you’re mailing
into Sweden. The country’s Trade Ethical Council Against Sexism
in Advertising ruled that a recent Lego catalogue promoted
sexual stereotypes by featuring images such as “a little
girl playing in a pink room with ponies, a princess, and a palace
accompanied by a caption reading, ‘Everything a princess could
wish for…’” reports The


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