News that Tesco Ireland has agreed to pay substantial damages amounting to £120,000 to Aldi Ireland for trade mark infringement in a comparative advertising campaign is a timely reminder to all retailers that clear rules apply and they must be adhered to.
Comet and Currys are currently selling the 32GB Nexus 7 for as little as £179.99, while Google offers £40 refunds to disgruntled customers who purchased the 16GB model ahead of the recent price drop.
Last week, Chris Grayling had to cave into pressure over unpaid work experience as big name employers exited the ‘workfare’ scheme.
Over the last week, we have seen a series of dodgy manoeuvres by the government regarding unpaid retail work experience. All actions that have left me like many others, seriously questioning firstly, their ethics and secondly, how far they are removed from reality.
I caused a breach in the left-right continuum yesterday by saying:
Tesco: a good company and responsible employer that sells things people want at prices they can afford.
I was condemned the length and breadth of Twitter and was asked to go on Radio 5 so that I could be condemned there too (unfortunately a boxing match [...]
Workers at Primark in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelmingly for strike action after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on its shop staff for the second consecutive year. Primark’s staff are paid just £6.84 an hour, yet in the past two years the company has seen its profits soar to an estimated £644 million. Union reps are meeting next week with strike action in February looking increasingly likely.
Labour’s Business, a collection of essays on how the party can convince voters that it is not hostile to wealth-creation, was published yesterday. Alex Smith and Luke Bozier, who edited it, invited me to the launch to help stretch the spectrum and to encourage the other speakers to be right-wing and still look moderate.
Kitty Ussher, [...]
I’ve never understood why India wants international supermarket chains like Wal-Mart (especially) and Tesco to trample across the country, supposedly providing consumers with a good deal while actually giving a far from good deal to employees and to farmers and other suppliers. But I guess one has to be relieved that the Indian government has [...]
It says something about the anti-capitalist madness of today’s Labour Party (it’s as if Margaret Thatcher never existed) that this brilliant article in left-wing praise of Tesco appears under a pseudonym, The Progressive:
Why should middle-class socialists be so virulently opposed to Tesco? Surely few Labour members really want a return to the dominance of the [...]
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