High Street News

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

Wetherspoons trade Red Bull for cheaper brand - everyone falls out

Wetherspoons and Red Bull are at each others throats, scratching and clawing and yanking out hair extensions with Red Bull wailing "WHAT HAS SHE GOT THAT I HAVEN'T?!" You see, Wetherspoon's pubs have replaced Red Bull with a very similar drink called Monster. Red Bull's national account manager, Gordon Yule is fuming and has apparently…

It's FIVES way or the high way at PC World and Currys

Wow. DSGi are really, really keen on their FIVES training. If you're one of the three Bitterwallet readers that doen't work for PC World or Currys, then you're missing out on the curious world of rooms, positive body language and NLP - the DSGi sales training known as FIVES, which we explained in detail several…

Loyalty has a premium - is the new M&S card for you?

Loyalty schemes - they're bloomin' great if you don't mind committing every last penny you earn to a specific business; less so if you're fickle in your spending habits. Not all of us are willing to sink several grand into one particular supermarket for a new toaster, or flights to an unpronounceable former Soviet republic.…

Dixons or Currys, Coverplan or 'Whateverhappens': a few things to consider before investing

We apologise for any outdated information in this article regarding Dixon's previously branded 'Coverplan'. This was due to a tip linking to a Ciao review article dated 29/12/2008 (and obviously being a muppet on my part). Some edits have been made below in [] to reflect the rebranding to 'Whateverhappens'. We also discuss further policy…

PC World and Currys - what happens next?

Over the past several weeks, Bitterwallet has brought you tales from the continuing saga that is DGSI. It's like Dynasty, but with fewer shoulder pads and alien abductions. And more USB cables and anti-virus software. The two are practically identical, then. Whenever we've published stories concerning tumbling share prices, staffing issues, shock management departures, store…

The FIVES - how DSGI stores convert their customers

This morning we await news of the fate of PC World employees across the country. Judging by the hundreds of comments Bitterwallet has received in the past few weeks, emotions are certainly running high amongst staff at DSGI; best of luck if there are changes ahead that affect you. Reading through the comments, you'll notice…

Where to buy a Next fireplace and save £300

Thanks to your emails, comments and tips, Bitterwallet has been able to expose how the big brands make their money at your expense. Keep them coming, folks. Meanwhile, thanks to Darren who told about his recent experiences with Next: I bought a fireplace, but the delivery guy didn't come in a Next directory van. He…