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Jon Bird

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In the trenches on Black Friday

Out the door at 6:36am on a rainy (what else) Seattle morning, I was already late for the Black Friday sales. Close on 2...

World’s best festive commercials

Forget the Grinch stealing Christmas. This year, it is a cute little penguin called Monty that not only steals the show,...

Subscribing to success

I was one of those early adopters (my wife would use the less technical term ‘idiot’) who paid £150 (that’s about US$240...

On the wild side: South African retail

There’s a word for South African (SA) retail: wild (which can be both positive and negative, as I’ll reveal later in thi...

Scary good or just plain scary

If there were an Olympics of shopping, the US would win hands down. This year, American shoppers will spend in excess of...