NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2021: World stocks rally after Omicron scare, British Cyber Monday discount deals

Good morning on what is a very cold Monday and start to the week. Today our news comes from Google News (business section). The FTSE 250 has gained 380 points to 22,920, as traders shake off some of last week’s … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2021: World stocks rally after Omicron scare, British Cyber Monday discount deals

NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

Good morning/afternoon/evening and happy Hallowe’en!!. Today’s news report comes from my personal Twitter account. American supermarket chain Best Buy is offering shoppers USD $300 (GBP £232) off of Microsoft Surface 3 laptops as part of their Black Friday Ads Deal … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

Newcastle – VIJAY SHAH via ED RILEY and Mail Online/Daily Mail Today sees the launch of special Boxing Day sales promotions on high streets and shopping centres across the United Kingdom, with thousands of keen bargain hunters said to be queuing up outside shops from midnight in some places, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Ahead of an expected bumper day of GBP 4.75 billion flowing through the tills of Britain’s retailers, reports came in from Newcastle and Birmingham of massive queues in the dead of night, when most people would be sleeping off their Christmas roast dinners. In the northern … Continue reading BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

NUTS ABOUT NUTELLA?: French shoppers riot over heavily discounted chocolate spread

Paris – VIJAY SHAH via CHRIS BAYNES and The Independent Everyone loves a bargain. But on the negative side, a shopper’s paradise can very rapidly turn into a shopper’s nightmare when people turn ugly over bagging cut-price goods. Just ask any retail worker on a Black Friday in Britain. That free-for-all mentality became very obvious this past week in France, when local supermarket chain Intermarché heavily reduced the price of Nutella hazelnut and chocolate spread, only for riots to ensure and people reported injured in mad scrambles and store fisticuffs. Intermarché unveiled a special promo on the popular spread, manufactured … Continue reading NUTS ABOUT NUTELLA?: French shoppers riot over heavily discounted chocolate spread

HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company

York – VIJAY SHAH via Entirely Yorkshire A Yorkshire-based retail channel company, High Street TV, has announced the creation of a new team of senior executives which it is hoped will help boost the profile and success of the company, reports the website Entirely Yorkshire. High Street TV operates five television channels dedicated to shopping in the UK, and is described as the country’s most successful and longest running multi-channel DRTV Home Shopping Channel, diffusing around 3,000 hours of viewing time across its platforms, along with advertising on another fifty channels including major outlets like Channel 4 and Five. The media … Continue reading HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company

BLACK FRIDAY: Don’t let it become ‘black eye’ day

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digitalhub The American commercial tradition of Black Friday has made its presence felt on our shores and high streets these past couple of year. One of the most important days for sales and footfall in the retail calendar, Black Friday is when shops slash the prices of items like white goods, clothes and electricals by as much as 50-70%. While Black Friday is a blessing for bargain hunters, it has also become notorious for scenes of absolute mayhem, with videos surfacing of shoppers tussling with and climbing over each other to hook that last … Continue reading BLACK FRIDAY: Don’t let it become ‘black eye’ day