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...."Banks have a duty to the wider community and that is especially the case for banks like RBS that have large taxpayer-owned shareholdings," she said. "People like the face-to-face contact that having a physical presence in the high street provides. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The group, which is 73% taxpayer-owned, blamed the move on customers spurning the traditional branch counter service in favour of doing their banking on the internet and mobile phones. RBS is the latest high street player to announce branch cuts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Poundland is to put value fashion into more than 100 stores by the end of the year as it tries to step into the gap on the high street once filled by Woolworths. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Families who have lots of £1 coins saved in a money box, jam jar or giant whisky bottle should spend them or take them to a bank before 15 October. Most high street banks, however, should continue to allow people to pay round pounds into their account after the cutoff date. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Parcels from major high street firms have been discovered being sorted for delivery in a makeshift depot in a car park. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The relationship is entering a new and more difficult phase. Hundreds of staff in high street banks have had a challenging few days. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In January, the Guardian told how the Engage current account was being offered by several, including Lewisham Plus Credit Union in south-east London. It works in exactly the same way as a high street account, but there is no overdraft facility. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Poundland takes on Asda with low-cost clothing range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:34:00 PM
. Poundland is to put value fashion into more than 100 stores by the end of the year as it tries to step into the gap on the high street once filled by Woolworths. ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... In January, the Guardian told how the Engage current account was being offered by several, including Lewisham Plus Credit Union in south-east London. It works in exactly the same way as a high street account, but there is no overdraft facility. ...
Hermes parcels sorted in makeshift Northampton car park depot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:54:26 PM
. Parcels from major high street firms have been discovered being sorted for delivery in a makeshift depot in a car park. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:37:58 PM
....Families who have lots of £1 coins saved in a money box, jam jar or giant whisky bottle should spend them or take them to a bank before 15 October. Most high street banks, however, should continue to allow people to pay round pounds into their account after the cutoff date. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
....The group, which is 73% taxpayer-owned, blamed the move on customers spurning the traditional branch counter service in favour of doing their banking on the internet and mobile phones. RBS is the latest high street player to announce branch cuts. ...
RBS and NatWest to shed 158 branches and more than 400 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:03:12 PM
...."Banks have a duty to the wider community and that is especially the case for banks like RBS that have large taxpayer-owned shareholdings," she said. "People like the face-to-face contact that having a physical presence in the high street provides. ...
UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:37:42 AM
. Britain’s retailers received a respite from a two-month losing streak when spending in high street stores and online bounced back in February. ...
Next admits mistakes as profits fall for first time in eight years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 08:58:32 AM
.... “We’re of a size that what happens to the market happens to us,” added Wolfson. In response to the tough high street trading conditions Next is seeking to make its stores more interesting places to shop. ...
Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
. Fraud investigators have launched a review of the activities of Britain’s high street banks following revelations in the Guardian about a $20bn money laundering scam that MPs described as a national disgrace and scandal. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
. Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal. ...
Save London's high streets from business rate hike, says mayor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 04:43:52 PM
. Independent and family-run businesses could be forced off London’s high streets by the sharp rise in business rates that will come into force from April, spoiling the character of local communities, Sadiq Khan has warned. ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
.... Yet despite spending nothing on advertising, the 10% increase in sales suggests Zara has transcended fashion-forward, mid-range shops such as Mango and H&M. It is now a status brand rather than just an affordable high street shop, with fans including the Duchess of Cambridge and street-style star Olivia Palermo. ...
Jobs at risk as Jones Bootmaker teeters on brink of administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:09:59 PM
. Hundreds of high street jobs are at risk at Jones Bootmaker as the retailer teeters on the brink of administration. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:33:31 AM
....Her departure was announced 25 minutes after the Treasury select committee published a highly critical report prompted by her failure to disclose that her brother works for Barclays, which is regulated by the Bank of England. A scion of one of Britain’s most high-profile political families, Hogg had initially told MPs last month that the Bank was aware of Quintin Hogg’s role at the high street lender. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
....Transline confirmed it was still supplying Sports Direct, but did not respond to invitations to comment specifically on its Amazon contract. The employment firm is one of the largest in its sector, and its clients have also included other top names including the high street chain Argos and the online fashion group Asos. ...
Best cash ISAs 2017: Top rates offered by little known providers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:41:00 PM
.... United Trust Bank is now at the top of tables after launching a transfer-in five-year fixed rate of 1. 85 per cent - the provider is among several names challenging the dominance of high street banks. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....90 – more than half the UK’s national average wage – in a marathon seven-and-a-half-hour sitting. Staff in bookmakers’ high street shops, which took £1. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Instead, Premier Inn emerged as the most popular choice among budget hotels, with 30% preferring it over its nearest rival, Travelodge, on just 14%, prompting HSBC to suggest investors buy shares in Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn. Another reason to buy Whitbread shares is that its other big brand, Costa coffee, is by far the most popular choice among high street coffee shops, with three times more people visiting it than its nearest rival Starbucks. ...
Bank of England deputy governor's future hangs in balance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:25 PM
....Pressure has been mounting on Hogg, who only took over as deputy on 1 March, since her admission last week that she failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest over her brother’s position as a key Barclays bank executive. Hogg had told MPs that the Bank, run by governor Mark Carney, was aware of Quintin Hogg’s role at the high street lender. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
.... The department store chain alone is spending £500m over five years on IT and distribution systems – so costs must be saved elsewhere. The ease of online shopping means that high street stores have to work harder to tempt people away from the sofa. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
.... But fuelling this powerful, coordinated local protest is a real, widely-shared fear that a projected increase of 177% in business rates could ruin the town permanently. There was only muted relief among shop owners on Wednesday in response to the announcement by Philip Hammond of some interim softening of proposed rates rises, which removed the immediate prospect of huge new bills from the small businesses along the high street. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... The retail game, in particular, has been transformed since the turn of the century. It is surely perverse for the taxation system to privilege Amazon’s retail warehouses, built on cheap land with low rental values, over high street shops. ...
RBS awards nearly £16m of bonuses in shares to nine top executives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:57:42 PM
....8m to Alison Rose, who runs the commercial bank, and £1. 2m for Les Matheson, the head of the high street banking business. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
....Just one in 50 applicants for jobs at Pret a Manger is British, its director of human resources told a parliamentary committee. The high street chain employs 110 different nationalities with 65% of its workforce coming from EU countries other than Britain, Andrea Wareham told the House of Lords economic affairs select committee on Wednesday. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
....". Business RatesThe Chancellor said business rates would not be abolished amid a looming hit to high street firms, but promised to reform the current revaluation process. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
.... What can be done to save it?. Around 700 WH Smith stores are in railway stations, airports and service stations, and around 600 are on the high street. ...
Rethink rates now or face retail disaster, shops tell chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:01:35 AM
. Britain’s hard-pressed retailers have urged Philip Hammond to rethink government plans for revamping business rates amid signs that rising inflation has led to the weakest high street spending in more than five years. ...
Business chiefs tell chancellor: reform business rates now to avert high street crisis image
....Business leaders have made a final plea to the chancellor to reduce the impact of changes to commercial rates that could double the tax bill for some firms. The trade body for retailers, the British Retail Consortium, has written to the chancellor, Philip Hammond, saying the high street needs a “fundamental reform” of the tax, while a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that business rates are the biggest concern for one in two small firms. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....The change in business rates payments from April is down to the revaluation of property in Britain. The revaluation is likely to benefit struggling high streets in northern England. ...
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
....Despite enjoying strong trading over Christmas, the partnership warned in January that the annual bonus would be significantly lower than last year. Like other high street retailers, John Lewis stores have been affected by the growing popularity of online shopping. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
....The stories you need to read, in one handy email Read more. I don’t know which question to start with: “What have we become?” or “Is anyone else feeling hungry?” Certainly, it’s chilling to consider that restaurants may be going the same way as the rest of the high street – as in “use it or lose it”. ...
Business rates: Sajid Javid considers rates discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:00:41 AM
....But Mr Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond have come under pressure to act to help businesses facing large rises in areas where rental values have increased dramatically. Critics claim the situation favours large retailers and online firms over high street shops. ...
Philip Green owes us BHS workers much more than ‘up to’ £363m | Grant Atterbury image
....It’s a depressing sight. Even in the store’s final years, when the writing was on the wall, it had been a lively place and an important part of our local high street for generations. ...
Whisper it: small towns need a Waterstones | Fay Schopen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:40:00 AM
....But at the risk of being run out of town and – more to the point – of being blackballed when my sure-to-be bestseller is finally written, I wish there were a Waterstones in Whitstable. As well as, not instead of – which I am aware is naive in the extreme given the nature of business, corporations and high streets. ...
Primark sales boosted by bargain-hunting tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
....Primark has joined luxury brands such as Burberry in enjoying a boost in sales from tourists drawn by the cheap pound. Sales at the cut-price fashion chain’s two stores in Oxford Street, central London, were up 10% in the six months to 4 March as the UK’s premier high street benefitted from an influx of bargain-hunting visitors, particularly from China. ...
Waterstones boss defends unbranded branches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:53:54 PM
.... . Chief executive of Waterstones, James Daunt, tells the Today programme "if you wish to enhance a high street you need to act as an independent". ...
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Waterstones chief defends decision to open unbranded stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:50:38 AM
....”. Waterstones has recently opened three stores under different names, sparking accusations that they are posing as independent bookshops to avoid the backlash against the homogenisation of Britain’s high streets. ...
Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
.... . In the long-term, Labour said the system should be fundamentally reformed to ease the burden on high streets and town centres. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....So if you’ve got a stash of £1 coins saved in a money box, jam jar or giant whisky bottle, these should be spent or paid into your bank account before 15 October. That said, the Mint says that after that deadline most high street banks will continue to allow people to pay round pounds into their account – although presumably this will only be a temporary state of affairs. ...
Will business rates hike be final chapter for high street bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
. Bookshops could be wiped off the high street as a result of changes to the business rates system, the industry has warned the Treasury. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
.... It's an arrangement he prefers. "When I was researching potential sites for my business, the cheapest high street units I could find in the city centre started at more than seven times my current annual rent," he says. ...
William Hill's potential next CEO backs curbs on TV gambling adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:53:03 PM
....“I have teenage children and we are sympathetic to some sort of curb or some sort of review around the level of advertising,” said Philip Bowcock. Asked if companies were glamourising gambling, he claimed William Hill was more cautious than some high street rivals. ...
John Lewis expects to cut nearly 800 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:45:38 PM
.... It will create 386 jobs in the new central administration hub and in cafe customer service roles. Carpet estimators and fitters will not be affected by the job cuts but will now work for customers who buy online and from the high street outlets. ...
London home movers drops to lowest level since 1991, mortgage figures show image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:38:00 PM
....Some experts have said recent stamp duty changes, which made the tax cheaper for the majority of home buyers but more expensive for the purchase of top-end homes, have had a dampening effect on the London market. Jeremy Leaf, a north London estate agent and a former residential chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), said: "Looking forward, we are still seeing some concern on the high street as buyers and sellers try to negotiate on price in a continuing relatively uncertain market. ...
Is this the end of UK's retail boom? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 01:32:28 PM
.... Those facing the prospect of higher business rates alongside a dip in demand will experience a painful double-whammy. Three factors explain why the pundits who confidently predicted carnage in the high street after the Brexit vote were wrong: consumer psychology; policy changes; and the economic fundamentals underpinning consumer demand. ...
Why the Bank of England won’t raise interest rates any time soon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 05:00:07 PM
.... It is well known that the economy has expanded since 2010 largely due to a mania for mobile phones, cars, short hotel breaks and eating out. In the last year, this high street splurge was mostly due to households spending their wages, which increased by around 2. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... On average, companies will see their tax bill increase by a staggering 177% from April – but for some the impact will be far worse. Clare Hart, who runs Chapmans newsagents on the high street, says she is nervous rather than angry at the increase: “We are scared and bewildered,” she says. ...
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....Barely seven weeks have passed since Liam Coleman took charge of the Co-operative Bank – but last week he hoisted a for-sale sign. The career banker will be hoping prospective buyers focus on what he insists is a strong, growing high street operation – rather than one that is on track to report its fifth consecutive annual loss. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....“One popular theory is that the TSB is likely to take over, because of its ‘ethical and local’ approach to banking,” says Move Your Money. “This is a complete misnomer – the TSB is no more ethical or local than any other big high street bank. ...
UK business rates battle hots up as firms challenge government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 11:52:58 AM
....”. Whitham added: “[The government is] creating a tiered high street. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
.... This is supposed to take place every five years but the previous revaluation was controversially delayed by the government in 2015 for two years, making the revised bills more pronounced. The revaluation is likely to benefit struggling high streets in northern England. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
....The government has made much of the progress it has made in cutting corporation tax but business rates are far more important for most companies, particularly the smaller ones. Unless ministers want to see even more charity shops in high streets they should make good on pledges to provide transitional relief. ...
Treasury hits back at 'scaremongering' over business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:01:33 AM
....“The fact is that the generous reliefs we are introducing mean that 600,000 small businesses are paying no business rates at all – something we’re making permanent so they never pay these bills again. “Whether on a town’s high street or in a rural community, we’ve also introduced £3. ...
Blow to City as London offices face £1.4bn rise in business rates bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:18:45 PM
....The disclosure of the bill for the City will increase the pressure on the government to make changes to the business rates system in the budget next month. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said the business rates increase facing thousands of businesses across the capital – including small high street shops, pubs and restaurants – is “unacceptable”. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
.... Clothing and footwear retailers had a pretty tough January and reduced prices by more than they did in early 2016. Without those high street and online bargains, the annual inflation rate would have risen closer to the Bank of England’s 2% target. ...
Santander becomes first bank in UK to let customers pay by using their VOICE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:20:00 PM
....Ed Metzger, head of technology innovation at Santander, said: "The worlds of technology and banking continue to evolve at pace, working hand in hand to deliver a friction-free user experience. "We are excited to be the first UK high street bank to enable customers to make payments using just their voice, offering them another channel of choice in how they wish to bank. ...
Weak pound and rising inflation push clothing spend to five-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Britons slashed their spending on new clothes and shied away from the high street in January as they juggled Christmas debts and rising living costs. ...
Instagram beauty boys are the new face of makeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:05:29 AM
....A 2005 headline ran: “Blair’s makeup bill tops £1,800”, referring to the former prime minister. In 2008 high street beauty giant Superdrug launched its Taxi Man range, complete with guyliner and manscara. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....When the HBOS deal was announced in the febrile atmosphere that gripped global stock markets in the days after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, it was known that the lender was in trouble but it initially looked as if the cards were stacked in the favour of the Lloyds management. A combination of two giants of the high street would ordinarily have been subject to an investigation by the competition authorities, but then Lloyds chairman Sir Victor Blank famously secured assurances from prime minister Gordon Brown at a City cocktail party that this would be averted. ...
Banks charging up to £180 fees on £100 borrowing, Which? finds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:22:00 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) previously found poor price transparency surrounding overdrafts generally, particularly when a customer slips into an unarranged overdraft. Vickie Sheriff, Which? director of campaigns and communications, said: "It's not right that people with a financial shortfall can be charged so much more by the big high street banks than they would by a payday loan company, especially if the money is borrowed over two monthly charging periods. ...
Farewell, American Apparel. Your moment has passed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Shop the look!. They reintroduced the “body” to the high street, answering the question: “Where can I find a tight top that also engages with my vaginal ecology?” There were hoodies in every colour you could imagine, except adult. ...
System is ‘close to failure’ as PM’s council raises tax for social care image
....”. Dudley, whose Twitter profile bears a picture of him grinning beside May on Maidenhead’s high street, has been lobbying the PM. ...
How high street clothes were made by children in Myanmar for 13p an hour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:04:43 AM
. Children as young as 14 have been employed to make clothes for some of the most popular names on the UK high street, according to a new report. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....One of the reasons the proposed Tesco deal is causing so much consternation in the sector is that Booker has 125,000 retailers on its books, including the 5,400-odd stores that are part of Booker’s own symbol networks, taking in the Premier, Londis, Budgens and Family Shopper brands. Tesco, meanwhile, operates close to 2,500 convenience stores under its Express and One Stop banners, although some analysts also count its 300 Metro high street supermarkets in this group. ...
Power tools and sausage sizzles: meet the new Aussie face of Homebase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:11:27 PM
.... It took a big gamble with last year’s purchase of Homebase chain for £340m. The retailer has promised to spend another £500m giving the chain a complete facelift – the biggest DIY SOS the British high street has seen in recent years. ...
Brum rush: Birmingham becomes tourist hotspot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:05:07 AM
.... “They had people doing industrial work and spaghetti junction in their minds, a city doing functional things. Now we’ve got high end and high street shopping, a vibrant food scene as well as cultural diversity. ...
Banks’ duty to provide free ATMs and keep branches open | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:55:37 PM
.... It included Libor manipulation, mis-selling mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Forex rigging, weakness in money laundering and systematic aiding of tax avoidance at its Swiss subsidiary. Two years on, we can now add disregard of local communities and high streets to that list. ...
Clarks was right out of step when I complained about faulty trainers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... She adored them, but within two days the sole was coming away. I emailed Clarks to ask if I could return them to its Devon high street shop which is near me, but it insisted I post them back. ...
Pokémon Go and no sign of stopping: Apple’s App Store sales boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:59:04 PM
.... With such power, and with an effective duopoly in the app market, is there cause for concern over market control?. “I don’t think it is any more worrying than, say, dominance in the [high street] retail sector, especially for games, which comes down to just a few main players like Walmart and Tesco,” says Molyneux. ...

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