News roundup—8th February 2008

News roundup—8th February 2008

The British Retail Consortium applauds the Bank of England’s
decision to cut interest rates by a quarter of a per cent.
“Without a series of reviving rates cuts,” director
general Stephen Robertson told The Guardian, “consumer pessimism
risks becoming self-fulfiling…”

A local Labour MP is asking Leader of the House Harriet
Harmon to clarify the future of Empire Stores employees
once Littlewoods completes its acquisition of the business
from Redcats, reports The Evening Courier.

“Viking Direct used more paper bombarding [the
publisher of a small church magazine] with junk mail than he
ordered from them in 2007,” declares the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. The
retired lecturer who produces the local church publication said
he received 63 catalogues from the office supplies merchant
last year.

The Times’ shopping columnist sings the
praises of loungewear cataloguer Hush-whose owner, Mandy
Watkins, is profiled in the current issue (number 148) of


Twitter Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp

Related News

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our newsletter