I suggested a while ago that the number of visible carrier bags was an indicator of retail sales. Well, perhaps there are exceptions to this rule.  So here we are, possibly emerging from the recession, and shoppers are getting out …

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Is charging for carrier bags a tax on impromptu shopping? While I was in Reading earlier today I suddenly decided to buy some cheese scones from Marks & Spencer. There was a moment of panic as I couldn’t find them…they …

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Sunday 9 November, from Bond St underground to Marble Arch, Primark won the carrier bag war by a country mile on Oxford Street, London. The number of people carrying the new, brown paper Primark carrier bags, bulging with shopping was …

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