News roundup—5th May 2009

News roundup—5th May 2009

Everton FC has signed a 10-year deal with sports gear etailer
Kitbag to have the latter handle all of the club’s retail,
online, and mail order operations. The partners expect to
generate more than £30 million in revenue.

N Brown Group chief exec Alan White talks to Crain’s Manchester Business about how the
multititle mailer is using call centre staff to make outbound
sales calls and will be cutting the trim size or pagination of
some of its print catalogues.

“The head of the Consumers’ Association of Ireland
(CAI) has accused Argos of ripping off Irish customers by
charging up to 40 per cent more in its Irish stores than in
Britain,” reports Ireland’s Post.

In its interview with Jason Gissing, co-founder of online
grocer Ocado, The Guardian seems torn between admiring
his cheeky optimism and sceptical of the company’s business

Will Wolfram Alpha, search engine software said to respond to
queries as a human would, be “the biggest internet
revolution for a generation,” as The Independent declares, or will it be the
cyberhype version of the Segway?


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