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Financial crisis rips into Williams-Sonoma sales

Major US kitchenware retailer and catalogue operator Williams-Sonoma says it is “reacting aggressively” to the economic downturn, which has progressively slashed sales over the past three months.

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Top tea tips to cut kettle-boiling waste

With the average tea drinker boiling twice the amount of water needed for every one of the 165m cups of tea consumed daily, sustainable business organisation Envirowise is calling on office workers to become more resource conscious when making their brew.

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41% will cut Christmas spending, says Mintel

Christmas retail sales this year will stagnate, showing 0% growth - a marked contrast to the average 5% growth in seasonal spending seen each year since the start of the millennium.

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People ‘don’t enjoy shopping any more’

The economic downturn is seeing shopping being transformed from a pleasant experience into a frustrating one, as some people can no longer afford the things they want.

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