John Lewis has finally launched their loyalty card with a scheme similar to the My Waitrose card, which is aimed at building John Lewis’ customer knowledge and to fill a “gap in its armoury”. This scheme, however, is not points based like Nectar or Tesco Clubcard.  Rather than receiving in-store discounts when shoppers sign up, […]

Here is a round up of what’s happened in the world of digital this week…. Siemens changes its name to Unify No longer will people giggle at the name Siemens, as the electronics giant announced this week that it was changing its name to Unify to hopefully take advantage of the growing interest in hosted […]


After a very happy four year relationship, I am breaking up with my iPhone. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Apple, for the past six very happy years I have been an Apple fan.  I have shouted their praises from the rooftop, and to a certain extent that will remain: their computers are amazing, […]


Tesco are entering into the electronics market with the launch of their new Tesco Tablet “Hudl”.  Their 7-inch, android tablet is priced low enough to directly compete with the likes of the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7.  Tesco have a large multichannel offering that lends itself well to the tablet, including Tesco Blink Box, […]

Wine is a complicated business.  Trying to recall whether it is the Sauvignon Blanc or a Chablis that is supposed to taste like passion fruit.  Working out whether to have a Pinot Noir with steak or a Rioja.  And desperately remembering which brand and year of Beaujolais that you like. Standing in front of the […]

Jeff Raider is a frightfully cleaver chap, he is on a mission to turn every bloke into a well-dressed gent.  He was one of the co-founder of elegant eyewear brand Warby Parker, and has teamed up with Andy Katz-Mayfield to create Harry’s, a stylish shaving company. These bright boys claim that for too long they […]

You might be forgiven for thinking that the UK high street is flailing, moving from one catastrophe to the next, as every month brings another retailer announcing problems. However there seems to be a glimmer of hope, and that surprise fighter is Thorntons. Three years ago many believed that Thorntons would go the way of […]


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