Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
WH Smith and Focus named as worst stores on the high street
High street giant WH Smith and troubled DIY chain Focus have been named as the lousiest stores in Britain.
The research by consumer watchdog Which? found that stationer and book store WH Smith was expensive and cramped.
Focus, which is in administration, also scored just 54 out of 100, with shoppers slating its customer service. Electrical store PC World and sister chain Currys Digital were in the bottom 10 as well, along with budget fashion chain TK Maxx, department store Bhs and value shop Poundstretcher.