Royal Mail discovered 20 sacks of undelivered post in the
home of a postman in Lanarkshire, Scotland. But adding insult to
injury, at least for direct marketers, is this quote from the
postie’s father in the Daily Record: “About 99 per cent
of the stuff he didn’t deliver was leaflets and not even proper
letters.” So that’s all right, then?
News of the World’s new glossy magazine,
Fabulous is to be linked to an online shop. Readers of
the Sunday tabloid will be able to click and buy from more than
450 brands featured in the magazine’s celebrity photoshoots. A
spokesperson told The Guardian that www.fabulousmag.co.uk will offer “exclusive
discounted prices, updated daily”.
Tesco has started selling Dell PCs and laptops in
160 stores and through Tesco Direct reports PC Retail. This is the latest
development in Dell’s retail expansion in the UK, having
recently teamed up with DSGi to sell computers through
its PC World, Dixons and Currys stores and websites. Meanwhile,
Canada’s The Globe and Mail reports on cost-cutting
at the computer maker’s unfinished Canadian offices. Apparently
Dell has decided not to staff its new facility, and will also
shed a number of jobs from its existing call centre operations
in the Ottawa area.