News roundup—Cath Kidston, Woolies, Borders, and more

News roundup—Cath Kidston, Woolies, Borders, and more

Have a few spare million lying around? Cath
Kidston is seeking an investor to buy out two-thirds of
the soft-goods merchant and put up money to grow the business’s
UK and Far East retail presence, reports The Telegraph.

Shop Direct Group, which acquired the
Woolworths brand out of administration last year
and relaunched it as an online-only seller, is considering
opening up to 200 high-street stores under the fascia, reports
The Times.

Books retailer Borders UK is “on the verge
of collapse,” according to The Times.

The Guardian looks at
how Amazon is prepping for Cyber Monday, the
busiest online shopping day of the year. The newspaper,
incidentally, describes Cyber Monday as generally falling on the
first Monday in December; other sources, however, consider next
Monday, 30th November, to be Cyber Monday 2009.

I Want One of Those, ASOS, Early Learning Centre, The
Gluttonous Gardener, and Firebox are
just a few of the merchants cited in The Times’ “online
Christmas gift guide”.


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