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Price comparisons must always be like-for-like, Notebook

Price comparisons must always be like-for-like

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 3:22 pm

UK retailers slash £20 off 32GB Nexus 7 price, Notebook

UK retailers slash £20 off 32GB Nexus 7 price

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.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 4:20 pm

We need a workforce with the right experience and skills to respond, Notebook

We need a workforce with the right experience and skills to respond

Last week, Chris Grayling had to cave into pressure over unpaid work experience as big name employers exited the ‘workfare’ scheme.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 5 March 2012 at 4:10 pm

Stacking shelves won’t help career progression, Notebook

Stacking shelves won’t help career progression

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 12:00 am

Tesco: a good company and a responsible employer, Eagle Eye

Tesco: a good company and a responsible employer

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 2:47 pm

When it comes to social justice, trade unions are the only show in town, Notebook

When it comes to social justice, trade unions are the only show in town

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 30 January 2012 at 12:30 pm

Will Labour say, “Profit is good”?, Eagle Eye

Will Labour say, “Profit is good”?

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, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 1 December 2011 at 9:55 pm

Tesco and Wal-Mart fuel Indian political crisis, The Foreign Desk

Tesco and Wal-Mart fuel Indian political crisis

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 [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 1 December 2011 at 2:33 pm

In (left-wing) praise of Tesco, Eagle Eye

In (left-wing) praise of Tesco

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 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 4 July 2011 at 1:39 pm

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