News roundup—22nd September 2008

News roundup—22nd September 2008

Computer etailer is making 20 members of its
240-person staff redundant, according to the Bolton News.

Kingfisher, the parent company of DIY retailer
B&Q and tools cataloguer/retailer Screwfix, is
considering moving its tax domicile out of Britain to reduce
its taxes, reports the Financial Times.

“The middle classes are now hunting for online vouchers
as internet shopping expands,” notes The Times in an article looking at how the
economic slump is changing consumers’ online shopping habits.
The big winners: comparison-shopping sites, voucher sites and
discount supermarkets.

Meanwhile, The Independent has an expose of sorts of
comparison and cashback sites, stating that they’re not always
the source of the best prices or other deals.

The Daily Post in Wales is taking to task
cataloguer Bright Life UK for including daggers and
other nonkitchen knives in its latest catalogue.

An article in the Sunday Mercury about grandparents’ caring
for their grandchildren includes an interview with the founder
a Granny Takes a Grip, a catalogue and website selling
childcare products specifically for older carers.

The Times recommends mail order specialist
The Garlic Farm in its article about planting garlic.


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