Online sales at House of Fraser for the
eight weeks to 2nd January were up 91 per cent from the comparable
period of the previous year. Total sales were up 7.1 per cent for
the same period.
Headline of the week, courtesy of the
Telegraph: “Pets at Home
sale-or-float plan could put £800 million in the
“Royal Mail’s highly profitable
parcels business faces ferocious new competition from companies
planning to do deals with corner shops and garages as collection
points for customers”, according to the
ASOS founder Nick Robertson is quoted in a Times article on eco-fashion; ASOS is launching Green Room,
a section of its site devoted to such fashion, next month.
Burncoose Nurseries is recommended in an Observer article about planting magnolias.