News roundup—27th January 2009

News roundup—27th January 2009

Just hours after it was reported yesterday that footwear
retailer Stylo had suspended trading, the company put its
Barratts and PriceLess brands into administration.
According to the Yorkshire Post, administrator Deloitte
hopes that the creditors will agree to the brands’ entering a
company voluntary agreement.

Assets of Clone Zone, a multichannel seller of
products catering to gay men have been bought out of
administration, reports Crain’s Manchester Business.
Libertybelle UK has acquired four of Clone Zone’s 10
stores as well as its brand, stock, and eCommerce site.

ProCook, a cookware retailer that was acquired out of
administration last year, is closing its 18 high-street stores
to focus on its eCommerce site and 13 outlet shops, as well as
to develop its wholesale business, according to

Gardening cataloguer Thompson & Morgan wins praise
from the Hawick News for its Cobra variety of
nasturtium, which the company has spent 10 years cultivating.

Cushions Online, John Lewis, and are
the retailers included in The Guardian’s “Top 10 websites for
home improvements”.

This e-newsletter from Activities Abroad headlined
“Chav-Free Activity Holidays”-as described in
The Daily Mail–shows what can happen when
your marketing messages are a bit too cosy and tongue-in-cheek.


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