News roundup—27th March 2008

News roundup—27th March 2008

Things will get worse before they get better: That’s the
outlook from Screwfix and B&Q parent company
Kingfisher, reports The Press Association. The retailing group
posted its third successive drop in annual profits today.

A “cautious” Laura Ashley has reported a
62 per cent rise in profits. Reuters reports that the furnishings and
womenswear retailer/cataloguer remains tentative about trading
conditions for the year ahead.

The Sunday Times finds out what it takes to
be a successful entrepreneur. It profiles Nick Wheeler, the
founder of shirt and businesswear catalogue Charles
Tyrwhitt, and one of the judges in this year’s Entrepreneur

The Manchester Evening News charts the career
of Gillian Buttree, the former Experian marketing boss who’s
now with Pets at Home.

Lingerie etailer Figleaves has topped a Which? customer satisfaction survey,
scoring 82 per cent. Discount sportswear cataloguer came a close second, scoring 80 per cent,
and was third with 79 per cent.


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