“Marks & Spencer profits plunge as clothing sales continue to fall”

Nov 12, 2019 | High Street

So profits are down at M&S. Not really a surprise, I, like many, buy the occasional chicken Kiev but haven’t found anything I’d wear, even in private, for a long time. However, most of us running our own businesses would say, stop moaning, at least you’re making a profit, no mean feat in any line of work. There are now around 5m of we self-employed, almost double in the last 15 years. Most of them are delivering your take-aways and Amazon parcels. Go see ‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysjwg-MnZao for the real story.

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“WH Smith ‘worst’ retailer in UK, says Which? survey”

“WH Smith ‘worst’ retailer in UK, says Which? survey”

When I were a lad, Woolies, Boots, WH Smith and the Post Office were the staples of every high street. Towards its bitter end, it was hard to work out why you’d go to Woolworths, and if you found a reason, it was a depressing experience. The writing was on the wall....