High Street News

The latest craic on what is happening on the high street.

GearBest's customers are not happy

You may have seen GearBest knocking around, selling video games, gadgets, clothes and all that, but it looks like there's a lot of people that are desperately unhappy with them. One reader got in touch with us and said: "Ordered from Gearbest 4 items the promised 3-5 days when nothing came I emailed them they…

Greggs have a rather offensive logo, according to Google

If you tap 'Greggs' into Google and look at the logo that pops-up, you might notice that there's something a little unusual about it. That's right - Google have once again found themselves hosting an image which is less than complimentary about a company thanks to people mucking around. As you can see, the Greggs…

The smell of Abercrombie and Fitch causes anxiety

If Abercrombie and Fitch - the shop for heartless jocks and their girlfriends the world over - didn’t make you feel anxious and panicky enough, it turns out that it also pumps out the SMELL OF FEAR. It’s policy in A&F’s shops to pump its signature cologne – called Fierce – through the air conditioning…

Tesco store riddled with dirt and old ham

Tesco in Slough is filthy, and not in a good way. Customer Sylvia Tyler was browsing in the Slough branch of the store when she found that the shelves were covered in grime, crumbs and general detritus. When she asked the manager why they were in such a grotty state, she was told that the…

Currys dragged over coals by disgruntled staff on Twitter

A Twitter account has cropped up which is attacking Currys for the way staff are being treated. Anonymously run, the account sees current members of staff offering their opinions and, pleasingly, a huge amount of scurrilous allegations have been made against the retailer. The account yells about everything from sexism, to illegally low pay, to…

Sainsbury's now have more local stores than supermarkets

This week, Sainsbury’s will have officially more Sainsbury's Local stores than gargantuan supermarkets, showing a shift from the trend of doing a ‘big shop’ to ‘rushing around like a blue arsed fly after work and grabbing any old rubbish you can for dinner.’ The store that broke the big shop’s back is Sainsbury’s 594th convenience…

People are STILL watching black and white tellies

You would have thought that the black and white TV had gone the way of the mangle and the Spinning Jenny by now, but according to TV Licensing, 11,550 households in Britain still have a B&W TV licence. London is a hot bed of monochrome TV watching, with 2334 sets – four times as many…

Irony drives sales of retro home equipment

‘Bend me over backwards on me hostess trolley’ sang 80s comedienne Victoria Wood, and it seems that people are once again getting hot under the collar for outdated home equipment, such as the teasmade, Hostess Trolley and the Sodastream. In their ceaseless attempts to be ‘ironic’ and ‘humorous’ the British public are buying up these…

New Morrison's vans herald their delivery service

Morrisons are to start doing online deliveries and they've got some new, rather busily designed vans to show off as a result. And bosses at the company reckon that a million new households will be able to shop with them each month by the end of January 2015. Chief executive Dalton Philips says that Morrisons will…

DEATHWATCH: Tie Rack hangs up its hat. (And ties. And scarves.)

When was the last time you said to yourself: ‘Hmm, I really need to buy a tie. I think I’ll go to TIE RACK?’ Well it seems nobody has done that since 1985, so it’s time for the station concession to pack up its mid-priced umbrellas and go home. Sadly, its repeated losses – and…

Iceland - the king of brilliant knockoffs!

You have to applaud people for their shameless attempts to ride the coattails of those more successful. There's some hilarious knockoff Manchester United kits doing the rounds and of course, all good B&M Bargain shops have things that Look A Bit Like Mars Bars and the like. However, Iceland have gone one further than everyone…

£1.50 Aldi shampoo beats luxury brand costing £130

Another triumph for budget supermarket Aldi, this time on the follicular front – its own brand shampoo has outperformed a rival shampoo that costs a scalp tingling £130. While you'd have to be a total dipstick to shell out £130 to wash your hair, apparently some people pay £60 for Philip B Oud Royal Forever…

Outrage as McDonald's are dropping Heinz

McDonald's have announced that they are ditching Heinz after a 40-year partnership, all because the company is led by someone who used to run Burger King. The massive, massive babies. "As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time," McDonald's said in a…

Tesco isn't trying to be like Waitrose. HONEST.

Tesco’s overhaul of its Finest Range is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with trying to compete with Waitrose, says Tesco. The Finest range makeover is an essential part of Tesco’s £1bn restructuring of the brand, after profits dipped in the last year. It’s something of a coincidence, especially as you consider that Waitrose are flying higher…

Men, you so fat you need an XXXXXL from Debenhams

Men are getting bigger, taller and increasingly in need of tent sized structures to cover their manly frames. According to Debenhams, demand for larger sized menswear has increased by 126% in the last few years. But apparently it’s not JUST because men are becoming sedentary corpulent chubbers who sit on their man sized asses eating…