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WHSmith to Bring Unique Blend of Expensive Water and Outdated Stationery to the US

WHSmith is doing the opposite of going bankrupt, calling in the administrators, sacking staff by automated mass text message and boarding up half the high street, as it's somehow doing so well for money and credit worthiness that it's found and agreed to spend £312 million on purchasing a US-based rough approximation of itself. Read More >>

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Primark Says Amazon Delivery Hack is a Great Way of Overpaying for its Gear

The mainstream part of the internet was awash with stories about an amazing Primark delivery hack yesterday, after someone working for The Sun or the Daily Mail discovered that third-parties are buying Primark gear and listing it on Amazon for home delivery. Given Primark still doesn't offer an online shopping option, this was seen as something of a staggering retail revolution. Read More >>

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Sports Direct Accuses Nike and Adidas of Unfairly Controlling the Bouncy Shoes Market

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct is attempting to start a little war with Nike and Adidas, and is accusing the two sportswear giants of using their big brand leverage to control the market; demanding competition authorities initiate a "wide market review" of their UK and EU operations. Read More >>

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The Third Time Was the Charm for Star Wars Triple Force Friday

Every few years, Star Wars has its own toy holiday. It’s a day for fans to buy merchandise for a movie they haven’t seen yet – and a day collectors prepare for like it was a final exam. I’m talking, of course, about Force Friday, when Disney releases the first wave of merchandise for its next Star Wars movie. Read More >>

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Morrisons Brings Back the String Bag

Supermarket Morrisons is trying to do another worthy environmental thing to get its brand in the news, with today seeing the launch of a trial of string bags in four of its outlets. You know, like in the olden days, when it was fine to be racist on the telly and there were special shops that only sold vegetables. Read More >>

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Argos Shrinks to Become a Desk in a Corner of Sainsbury’s

Retail stalwart Argos is the latest victim of outlet downsizing, but it's not going to disappear from the high street altogether just yet. Brand owner Sainsbury's is planning to close between 60 and 70 standalone Argos branches over the next year or two, and will instead begin hosting them as miniature concessions within its supermarkets. Read More >>

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Yes There Are Still Plenty of Shops to Shut on the High Street

Stats tracking the continuing death of the UK's high streets show that 2019 has been an on-message zinger of a year thus far, with 2,870 shops closing across the country's 500 busiest high streets this year. Read More >>

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Sainsbury’s Experimental Till-Free Only Supermarket Has Failed Because You’re All Stuck in the Past

The supermarket tried to embrace the future and got dragged back down thanks to a bunch of technologically-challenged cretins. Read More >>

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Tesco’s Got More 100th Anniversary Deals, Including Up to 50% Off for Clubcard Members

Tesco's been on a bit of a nostalgia trip throughout 2019, in case you haven't noticed, and it's all thanks to the company's 100th anniversary celebrations. Back in May that included a bunch of special discounts, including further deals for Clubcard members, and Tesco's just announced that all that is coming back until 2nd October. Read More >>

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Aldi Braces for Spider Season With a ‘Humane’ Spider Catching Doohicky

This time of year is every arachnophobic's worst nightmare, because we're getting close to the start of spider mating season. For those of you who don't know, spider season is when all the male spiders end up getting absurdly horny and start roaming around your house looking for lady spiders to bang. So instead of hiding away out of sight, they're just wandering around on the floor and scaring the shit out of anyone who comes across them. Thankfully Aldi's upcoming special buy has a tool for dealing with that. Read More >>

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Poundland Trials 50p-Land, 75p-Land, £1.50-Land and £3-Land Options

Life's about to get harder for your average Poundland till operative, as the chain is testing a wider range of permanent prices that could see things sold at other prices than £1. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is Now Available in the UK

When you think about devices that need Alexa integration, the word "clock" probably doesn't come to mind. Especially since Alexa can do everything a clock does with a simple voice command. But the Echo Wall Clock is a thing, and Amazon has now gone and released it in the UK with a £30 pricetag. Read More >>

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Amazon Is Dropping Support for Its Dash Button at the End of the Month

Amazon's Dash button is getting scrapped - which it announced in March - and now we know that support for the feature will officially end on August 31. Read More >>

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You Can Now Waste Your Lego VIP Points on a 7 Day Xbox Game Pass

Recently Lego overhauled its VIP rewards programme, changing the way points are accumulated and how they can be spent. Simply put, you can now redeem your points against certain rewards, rather than only being able to claim a discount on future purchases. Those rewards include discounts, exclusive sets and gifts, plus a bunch of other stuff. Stuff that now includes a seven day Xbox Game Pass. Read More >>

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£1bn of Food is Binned Before Even Reaching the Shop Shelves

Campaigners have discovered a new way we're all vaguely responsible for disrespecting the food chain, with literally mountains of produce -- 3.6m tonnes of it every year -- hitting the bins or being sloshed off as animal feed before it even reaches the UK's supermarket shelves. Read More >>