News roundup—more postal strikes, Quelle crashes, more

News roundup—more postal strikes, Quelle crashes, more

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called additional
strikes against Royal Mail for 6th November and 9th November, and
as The Times reports, these
will be “all out” strikes, with all staff walking out

Meanwhile, the news that Royal Mail chief executive Adam
Crozier earned £995,000 in salary, bonuses, and benefits,
according to The Independent,
will not bolster the organisation’s case against the union.

Ikea is unlikely to sell significantly more of
its product range online in the near future, the head of the
furniture retailer’s UK business tells The Times. So far only
about 30 per cent of Ikea’s offering is sold on its website.

There’s a metaphor in here somewhere: The website of the
German division of Quelle crashed on Sunday as
the bankrupt cataloguer launched its going-out-of-business sale,
reports The Local. Failure to adapt to
eCommerce is one of the reasons cited for the collapse of Quelle
and its now-insolvent parent company, Arcandor.

Seeds from Dobies performed best in tests
conducted on behalf of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
Suttons was cited as having the best growing
instructions on its seeds packets.


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