Jolly Roger

What the…???

For someone who usually has a lot to say I’m (almost) lost for words. Waking up on November 9 2016 feels like June 24 2016, only 100 times worse. So what has this year taught us? Lying is ok. Demonising Poles, Romanians, women, Mexicans, Muslims, and just about anyone else is perfectly ok.

M&S: Bold move but will it be enough?

So M&S is closing 30 UK stores, focusing on food only in some locations and generally taking radical steps to fix itself. Well, it’s about time. The company said today that its half-year revenue rose just 0.9% to £4.99bn but its underlying pre-tax profits plunged on the back of Clothing & Homewares struggles. It also…

Kate Spade Q3: Good but not great

Luxury handbags may not be doing as well as they used to at the moment but expensive not-quite-luxury bags with cute stuff one them seem to be holding their own. At least Kate Spade’s are – just. The company said yesterday that its net sales rose 14.1% in Q3, which is a lot better than…