War of the tablets…..

Apple’s share of the tablet market slumped from 64 per cent to 57 per cent in the last three months of 2011, according to figures released on Thursday. Research firm iSuppli attributes the fall to the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which it says sold 3.9 million devices in the six weeks leading up to Christmas following its November launch. The popularity of the $200 Android tablet saw Amazon gain an impressive 14 per cent of the...

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Rollasole – perfect for the party season!
Nov25

Rollasole – perfect for the party season!

    The festive party season is almost upon us which means dusting off the sequins, digging out your party heels, non-stop parties and ….nursing sore feet! It’s hard being a social butterfly – especially on your trotters – but not if you have a pair of ingenious Rollasoles! We’ve been testing these out this week and they are really comfy and look great too! A perfect stocking...

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The Brand Detective
Oct05

The Brand Detective

  Hello, Welcome to the Brand Detective blog on all things fun in the world of Tech, Gadgets and Retail plus a dollop of silliness to cheer up your day. Hope you enjoy it ! If you have any comments, stories or would just like to say hello then you can contact us at nikki@thebranddetective.com

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English Riots and how they’ve effected Retail businesses – Headlines
Aug10

English Riots and how they’ve effected Retail businesses – Headlines

10.8.11 - Retail News – The aftermath of UK Riots More than 10% of all retail businesses have been affected by riots that have plagued England this week and 65% of these are independents – that’s according to research carried out by retail analysts LDC One such retailer is JD Sports Fashion who believe the financial impact for the chain is likely to be in excess of £10 million Online retailers Ebay and Gumtree have vowed...

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Mary Queen of Shops meets Tesco boss to discuss Britain’s struggling high street
Aug08

Mary Queen of Shops meets Tesco boss to discuss Britain’s struggling high street

Mary “Queen of Shops” Portas will sit down with Tesco‘s UK boss Richard Brasher to discuss the state of the British high street. It will be a different conversation to the one Portas had in mind when she accepted David Cameron’s invitation to conduct an independent review of the state of the UK’s shopping centres last month. In the intervening six weeks retailer after retailer has reported a plunge in...

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Goldenballs in new undercrackers deal….
Jul28

Goldenballs in new undercrackers deal….

Much to the delight of many women (and men) Becks will be stripping down to his undercrackers yet again – this time for high street chain H&M. It’s been revealed today that the footy star has signed a two year initial partnership that will see his ‘bodywear’ line hit shops on February 2nd It’s not the first time old golden balls has modelled in his smalls – he teamed up with Armani as the face...

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