News roundup–The Entertainer, retail growth predictions


  • The good news: Retail sales in November were up 3.1 percent
    on an annual basis despite being down 0.3 percent on October’s
    sales, reports the Telegraph. The bad news: “most
    economists are doubtful that consumer spending will pick up
    next year”.

  • When it comes to ecommerce sales though, Brits will spend
    £1 in £5 online by 2020, compared with just £1 in
    £13 now writes the Independent quoting the latest Verdict
    report. According to Verdict, online sales of electricals and
    books will soar, overtaking high street sales within a
    decade.

  • Gary Grant, the founder of The Entertainer
    toy-shop chain, is interviewed by the Guardian.

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