SnapShop Retailer Directory Search

You are here: Home | Blog | And Finally - Keeping up with the Royals

SnapShop Blog

And Finally - Keeping up with the Royals


Posted At: 18 November 2010 13:35 PM
Related Categories: General


With Royal Wedding fever sweeping the country – the US, that is – we’re a little short of stories about stupid shoppers.  However, we can, of course, rely on the Americans to keep And Finally supplied even in this lean (other) news time.

Minutes after the world first glimpsed the sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring Prince William gave his fiancée, phones started ringing madly at New York's Natural Sapphire Co. and its website crashed as customers swamped it with online orders. With no stiff upper lip to rely upon, Michael Arnstein, the CEO couldn’t contain his excitement when he called his wife to say, “Honey, I'm not coming home tonight!”

The company that normally makes five to 10 high-end engagement rings daily was starting production on about 30 - and counting, as calls came in.

Here in the UK, not to be outdone by those across the pond, we’ve stripped Harvey Nicks and Matches of the Kate Middleton dress


Comments Comments (0) Twitter Twitter


There are no comments for this entry.

Add a Comment:

Please Note: Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment will not appear until approved. Although we ask for your email address for verification purposes, only the name you enter will show against your comment.

Name *
Email Address *  
Comments *
The opinions expressed herein are the personal opinion of the author and are not intended as statements of fact and do not represent the view of SnapShop or Pragma in any way.


Enter your email address below
to receive SnapShop blogs
straight to your inbox.

Blog Roll:

Hurlbut & Associates
Insight-Driven Retail Blog
James Hall, Telegraph
Marketing Cloud Blog
Retail Consultancy Blog
Retail Contrarian
Retail Technology Blog
Retail Week Comment
Spotlight on German Retail

Archives By Category:

Administrations (71)
And Finally (22)
Christmas (5)
Co-operative Retail (1)
Environmental (6)
E-tailing (13)
Finance & Investment Management (3)
FSP News (4)
Future of Retailing (24)
General (63)
Jane Norman (1)
Media (4)
Retail (137)
Retail Marketing (3)
Retail Property (12)
Retail Statistics (40)
Retail Suppliers (8)
Retailer At Risk (6)
Retailers (193)
SnapShop Developments (3)
Social Commentary (34)
Store Closures (22)
Town & Shopping Centre Management (14)
Womenswear Retailer (3)

Recent Entries:

Retailer View - Weird Fish
Retailer View - Monki
Retailer View - Boden
Retailer View - The Entertainer
Retail Update - November 2018

Recent Comments:

Retail Spotlight – The changing face of leisure
Really interesting sector changes you've highlighted. We have also noticed a sharp rise in the 24 ho... more
Cost of Cash Set to Rise
We have seen growing investment amongst retail clients wanting to get ahead of this trend. it will ... more
And Finally - Surreal
Does my app look big in this, hehe, got to try the Ann Summe... more
Who's next?
Thanks Dave. Sports Direct International has very strong leadership and its accounts have been recor... more
Who's next?
Interesting stuff, it doesn't look like long before they will go under. Any ideas on why sports dire... more
Twitter LinkedIn
Privacy PolicyTerms of Use

Our website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how customers use our website.
Our site won't work without them. By continuing to use our website you accept our use of cookies. Find out more about cookies. ×