News roundup—29th August 2008

News roundup—29th August 2008

Electronics and computer reseller DSGi warned that it
may cut 50 jobs within its DSGi Business unit, according to
Channel Register. DSGi Business includes
cataloguer/retailer PC World Business and direct brand

On the other hand, the Birmingham Post quotes the chairman of
retailer/cataloguer John Lewis as saying, “There
will be no job cuts. We are a business, we believe in pursuing
a long-term approach to growing the business – we’re not into
making knee-jerk cuts in staff costs just to protect short-term

“Retailers delivered their worst performance for nearly
a quarter of a century last month,” reports The Independent, “and there is little
sign of relief for them any time soon.”

In a Daily Mail article criticising fashion
gurus Trinny and Susannah, the writer refers to fashion
retailer/cataloguer Kew as a “cheap high-street
shop”-prompting a reader to respond, “Kew? Cheap?
You have to be joking!”


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