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Magazines & WHSmith

November 11, 2009

Sorry Martin but the Brits are obsessed with magazines. I’ve gone on a few work trips overseas and whenever we’re killing time before boarding our train or plane my colleagues feel it necessary to buy one or two magazines. Good on them. I guess someone has to buy Horse & Hound.

Many times this shopping is from an equally weird shop called WHSmith. Even British people don’t really know what this establishment is all about. You can’t pigeon hole it like other retail stores. It isn’t a newsagent, it isn’t a bookshop and it isn’t a convenience store.

They must also have the best accounts department in England. They recently announced a rise in full-year profits, despite a fall in sales. Genius!.

It’s a nice shop, however, on 19 June 2009, WHSmith had to apologise for promoting a book on cellar rapist Josef Fritzl as one of the “Top 50 Books for Dad” as a Father’s Day gift. Ouch.

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  1. May 8, 2017 11:27 pm

    You’re the grseetat! JMHO

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