Industry Highlights – Olympic affected trade, Wealthy shop, Ottoman Ted Baker, Animal Testing and Gore Vidal

Posted on August 2, 2012

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London awaits Olympic effect on trade

“Businesses in central London have seen little of an economic turbocharge from the games, as traditional London visitors stay away”  (FT)

Wealthy Keen to Get Shopping Again

“Middle-class shoppers have become more confident about their financial prospects over the past three months, but there remains a polarisation between the “haves and have nots” hitting the high street.”  (FT)

Ted Baker’s New Ottoman Empire

“I swear I only popped into the launch of Ted Baker’s new Ottoman Lounge in central London to show a face and to blag a light beard trim. About two hours later I emerged into the late evening sun, blinking, woozy, a lot spaced out.” (Telegraph)

Beauty Companies to Return to Animal Testing to Exploit Chinese Demand

“L’Occitane among firms told to remove ‘Leaping Bunny’ logo signifying ethical testing practices.”  (Independent)

In Memory of Gore Vidal

“Yesterday the brilliantly witty, ever-acerbic writer Gore Vidal, whose prolific output includes 25 novels, countless essays and two memoirs, as well as a number of plays, screenplays and television dramas, passed away. Arguably the last of his applauded American generation, Vidal died following complications from pneumonia at his home in Los Angeles, aged 86.” (AnOther)

 

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