Month: July 2011

Retailers defend plastic bag record


Supermarkets have defended their efforts to reduce carrier bag use after being slammed by the Government for a 5% rise in plastic bags used at checkouts in the past year.

Social media, so be it


The debate on the worth of social media to brands and business is raging on thanks to our columnist Mark Ritson’s inflammatory piece outlining the seven dumbest sins of the discipline in this week’s magazine. I thought I’d add my two pence worth on the merits of social media despite its unproven impact on […]

Store strategy boosts Starbucks UK


Starbucks says its strategy to open stores in non-traditional locations helped boost UK performance in the last quarter, despite tough conditions on the high street.

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