|Going local- near me|
So I was interested to see that WH Smith are moving back into small neighbourhood shops- by offering a franchise arrangement, here right next to an existing newsagent.
I don't know, I suppose most businesses are about making money but there's something I find particularly mercenary about WH Smith's an earlier adopter of bag charging who famously refused to stock Private Eye for many years. The company core values have to me seemed hard to pinpoint and they've repeatedly altered their focus over the years as Newspaper and Magazine sales continue to decline the challenge is on for them.
Having said that be interesting to see how this plays out against the background of changing shopping habits.
Reminding me of the joke - two Scots talking,
'What's the difference between Sinatra and Disney?
Sinatra sings and Walt Disney
|Disney sees Red|