News roundup—6th May 2008

News roundup—6th May 2008

Like-for-like first-quarter sales at home furnishings
cataloguer/retailer Oka rose 28 per cent, reported
The Telegraph, in an article, titled
“Good results for David Cameron’s
mother-in-law”-his wife’s mother, Annabel Astor, is the
chief executive and one of the cofounders of the business.

Dolphin Music, which launched as a web-only merchant
nine years and expanded into retail with three stores three
years ago, is looking to open more stores and perhaps launch a
print catalogue, according to

Argos is doing its bit to help consumers struggling as a
result of the credit crunch: It is selling flat-pack DIY houses
for as little as £10,999.99. But, adds, buyers “must pay
a £4.95 home delivery charge, as the cabin is a little too
bulky for store pick-up”.


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