Thursday, 11 December 2008

Retails from the Darkside...

Mass carnage ensued today as failed retailer Woolworths started its closing down sale, encouraging thousands of chiselers to join the hordes of shoplifters amongst the sticky pick 'n' mix and cheap plastic toys. 30,000 staff across 813 stores are looking forward to a blue Christmas as administrators Deloitte announced the sale after saying it had so far failed to find a buyer for the struggling firm.
Meanwhile, Tesco has announced a huge 50% price slash on Christmas goods, starting on Friday, in an attempt to inject some of the joy back into the festive season. Commercial director Richard Brasher said: "Some say that a bit of the pleasure they usually get from buying gifts has gone in the current climate. They've told us they still want to enjoy a special Christmas - with big presents for their children and a proper Christmas meal - but they want us to help make their money go further." Sounds more like they're trying to put the 'con' back into 'consumption' to me.

Today's Haiku Film Review:

Jingle All The Way (1996) -

Two fathers, one toy.
Turbo Man action figure?
Or retailer's dream?

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