Category Archives: retail

More good news: Starbucks closes down!

Walking down Great Ormond Street into Lamb’s Conduit Street in central London a few days ago I noticed that the Starbucks which used to be on the corner of these two roads had shut down. I haven’t yet been able … Continue reading

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When Will The Art Bubble Burst?

An economic bubble is trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably above the intrinsic value of the product or service in question. In other words an economic bubble is the exchange of products or assets at inflated prices. … Continue reading

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10 Places Not To Eat In London During The 2012 Olympics

Much of what I say below is well known and would apply at all times and not just during the 2012 Olympics – junk food always tastes nasty. Nonetheless it seems worth reiterating a few basic facts about McDonald’s as … Continue reading

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Retail Sector Continues To Wash Dirty Lingerie In Public

The UK’s double dip recession has led to some wacky transformations in the retail sector. Among the less welcome of these are the continuing transformation of central London into a shopping theme park. Having ruined parts of east London with … Continue reading

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