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Bossy Boots and Spoil Sports

Posted At: 07 May 2010 16:57 PM
Related Categories: Environmental, Retail Suppliers, Retailers, Social Commentary

So, Poundland and B&M have been selling Boots’ products on the sly then eh? read more...

Charity Shop Chic

Posted At: 18 February 2009 11:45 AM
Related Categories: Environmental, Retailers

Reported in the news this week, £2,000 worth of Jimmy Choos left at an Oxfam store in Woodbridge, Suffolk, over the weekend. Unfortunately, it was just too far for me to travel, but never mind, it appears this isn’t a unique case! A quick Google brings up tens of stories about designer clothing being donated to charity shops across the country – shoes, clothes, accessories, you name it – and low and behold, the organisations in charge are catching on. read more...

Razors – not diamonds – are a girls best friend!

Posted At: 04 September 2008 11:44 AM
Related Categories: Environmental

In a world where a Gillette Mach 3 disposable razor costs a fiver, will expertly-trimmed goatees become synonymous with wealth? Will disposable nappies become Veblen goods, along with diamonds and Lamborghini’s? If the suggested imposition of luxury tax rates on items such as these becomes a reality, this might not be such a ridiculous idea! read more...

Milk In A Bag - a revolution, or a fad?

Posted At: 11 June 2008 16:00 PM
Related Categories: Environmental

Another new idea from increasingly environmentally consciencious retailer sainsbury's in the form of Milk In A Bag, the latests idea designed to help us cut down on food packaging waste. read more...

Those plastic bags again!

Posted At: 06 May 2008 10:37 AM
Related Categories: Environmental

The problem is not using plastics bags, it’s throwing them away! Plastic bag usage is a bandwagon that everyone is keen to be seen riding, the government included. As ever, with the internet at our fingertips, it is possible to prove both the “truth” of the danger of plastic bags and that the headlines about environmental damage caused by plastic bags are works of fiction. read more...

Ethics and Retailing

Posted At: 21 February 2008 14:42 PM
Related Categories: Environmental, General

The words “ethics” and “morality” are derived respectively from the Greek and Latin words for “customs”. In a society of increasing diversity, without universally respected traditions and heritage, whose ethics are relevant? In a purely market driven economy, the ethical stance of the target customer, constrained by the law of the land, would read more...


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