…..”Coffee shops not doing enough to combat huge increase in disposable cups”…”Following ‘the Eaton’s death spiral’ Sears Canada to end 65 years of retail history”…
SOMETHING ABOUT...”just 1% of the 2.5 billion disposable cups thrown away each year in the UK are recycled.”
That’s a lot of cups! Not sure North America does much better with the issue….
What is it about Canadian department stores nowadays that they struggle to survive? Once a staple for one stop shopping, it seems the big box stores, online shopping, & the designer craze have been taking there toll on Canadian retail.
Hudson’s Bay & Holt Renfrew remain with, American ownership of the former and the Canadian Weston family controlling, what in Vancouver at least, seems to be increasingly an upscale store targeted primarily for Asian consumers as a one stop shop for ‘designer brands’.
And so it goes….
If you ever walked the length of Vancouver’s Robson Street lately, it’s a bit startling the number of empty storefronts which seems to indicate all is indeed not well for the Canadian retail sector. Big challenges ahead!
October 11th! It’s ‘Old Michaelmas Day’!. Did you know it? I sure didn’t.
Apparently, “Old Michaelmas Day falls on 11 October. It is said that the Devil fell out of Heaven on this date, and fell into a blackberry bush, cursing the fruit as he fell. According to an old legend, blackberries should not be picked after this date In Yorkshire, it is said that the devil had spat on them. According to Morrell (1977), this old legend is well known in all parts of the UK, even as far north as the Orkney Islands. In Cornwall, a similar legend prevails, however, the saying goes that the devil urinated on them.”
So there, you have it!
Blackberries anyone?…..blackberry pie?….blackberry tea?…
Cheers to a virtuous and saintly kinda wonder full Wednesday that has all in your path singing—you’re an angel!