News roundup—8th September 2008

News roundup—8th September 2008

Shop Direct Group has averted a strike by members of
Usdaw, who work in the cataloguer’s call centres and
warehouses. The parent company of Littlewoods increased
its pay offer to 9.24 per cent over two years.

Asda is hoping to benefit from the credit crunch by
wooing away customers from the likes of Marks & Spencer
by launching a better-quality apparel range and using
public-sector workers, rather than celebs, in its adverts,
according to The Telegraph.

Scots property magnate Shaf Rasul is about to acquire, reports The Scotsman. Boffer, according to its
website, “sells one, and only one unbeatable offer
every day, for one day only”.

The Times profiles Hebridean
Smokehouse, a mail order purveyor of smoked seafood.

The Telegraph takes a look at
Veedow, a start-up social-shopping/affiliate
marketing/personalisation website with the tagline
“Shopping without searching”.


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