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HMV vs Apple

HMV have launched their new download site this week which it anticipates to have market leader ITunes quaking in their boots! The well known high street music store has launched a website that sells Top 40 music tracks at 40p as part of its strategy to move from high street retailer to a wider entertainment

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Cirkle  •  27th Jul 10

Are Royal Mail Workers Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

So Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of strike action in the lead up to Christmas for the second time in three years. The company says that the number of letters and parcels its core business delivers is falling by 10% each year, losing it £170m per annum, and that it must modernise in

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Cirkle  •  13th Oct 09

Iceland Drops Katona. At Last?

Heart-breaking I know, but supermarket chain Iceland has axed Kerry Katona from fronting its advertising campaigns following allegations that she is taking class A drugs. The News of the World published photos at the weekend that showed Katona allegedly snorting cocaine, and this follows a long train of PR-damaging newspaper coverage for the former Atomic

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Cirkle  •  18th Aug 09

Shopping habits in a recession…

What’s in your shopping basket? Tesco Value Mince? Asda Smart Price Baked Beans? Sainsbury’s Basics Bread? It’s no surprise that the recession is affecting our shopping habits as we think much harder about what we put in our baskets. Even Waitrose, understanding that they could lose custom during these hard times, has introduced a value

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Cirkle  •  6th Aug 09

Is The Media Tackling Obesity?

It’s no secret that the UK is fast turning into a nation of fatties. Research suggests that by 2012, ironically when the Olympics arrive on our shores for the first time in 64 years, one in three UK adults will be grossly overweight. The problem already costs the NHS £1 billion per annum and causes

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Cirkle  •  2nd Jul 09

Nostalgic foods drive comfortable profits

According to the latest Future Laboratory research; “meals like mum used to make and foods with nostalgic connotations are continuing to prosper in the recession as consumers turn to familiar comfort food in times of economic chaos. School dinner classics are back on the menu in homes across the country.Sales of arctic rolls are expected

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Cirkle  •  29th Jun 09

Bring Back The Old…

In recent weeks, many of you will have noticed your television screens being adorned with adverts of old… Remember the Milky Bar Kid who’s strong and tough, and only the best is good enough? Or let me remind you of the 1986 Persil advert with the skinhead who can’t quite comprehend how to wash his

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Cirkle  •  22nd Jun 09

H&M continue to drive footfall into stores

You have to give them credit. H&M know women and how to tempt them into their stores to spend lots of cash! In the past they have collaborated with Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf – even Kylie Minogue and Madonna – but now H&M have secured perhaps the most exciting High

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Cirkle  •  17th Jun 09

BBC may lose licence fee money to ITV and Channel 4

As the visual media industry grows, their budgets are actually declining, ever increasing desire for the large corporations to find new incomes to fund their productions. However for ITV and Channel 4 this may not be a case of looking for it, as opposed to ‘it comes knocking’. A government report released today by Lord

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Cirkle  •  16th Jun 09