News roundup—22nd August 2008

News roundup—22nd August 2008

Cataloguer/retailer JoJo Maman Bebe, which sells
maternity and nursery products is expanding its brood, so to
speak: It is opening another London store and, according to
Wales Online, plans to launch
internationally, starting in Italy.

Another nursery brand, Mamas & Papas, announced that
it will be opening five more stores–in London, Cardiff, Belfast,
Nottingham and Birmingham-this year.

One more maternity/nursery item: Isabella Oliver and
JoJo Maman Bebe were singled out for praise in a
New Statesman article about maternity

Councillors in Oldham have for a second time rejected N
Brown’s plans to expand its warehouse there. According to
Crain’s Manchester Business, N Brown may
now move its fulfilment operations from Oldham.

Jamie Seaton, co-founder of apparel and home decor cataloguer
Toast, “shares his secret address book” with
The Independent.

Lies, damn lies and statistics: The British Retail
Consortium, among others, is sceptical of figures from the Office
of National Statistics declaring that retail sales volume had
grown nearly 1 per cent in July was up 2.1 per cent year on year,
writes the Financial Times.

On a darker note, a cofounder of electronics etailer, David Atherton, was charged with attempted rape,
possessing Class A drug and false imprisonment and remanded in
custody on Tuesday, reports The Telegraph.


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