This was the week France won the World Cup and we misspoke when we said ‘would’, we meant ‘wouldn’t’. Soz.
Here’s 5 more things that sum up the week:
Burberry Goes Out In A Blazer of Glory
That’s not going to go down well with consumers, especially as Burberry’s joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. We’re not experts, but we’re pretty sure you can’t recycle smithereens into scarfs.
It’s hard to say how this will affect the brand, but burning surplus stock is an odd brand strategy to say the least. It’s apparently common ‘practice’ in the industry so the supply chain remains ‘intact’.
We have a better idea to keep things ‘intact’ – lock up your surplus stock in a ‘fashion vault’, wait a few years, then release it as ‘vintage’. People love vintage. People DO NOT love waste.
Morrison’s Introduces an Autism Friendly Hour
Finally, a positive story about the retail!
Morrison’s have introduced a quieter hour for families with autistic children. Every Saturday morning from 9-10 they’ll turn down the music and turn off the checkout beeps. They’re the first supermarket chain to do this, so it won’t be long until all of them have the same.
Jeff Goldblum Statue Pops Up Near The Thames
This tweet says it all:
25ft Jeff Goldblum statue pops up in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, which was June 11th, a month ago. Also none of the movie was filmed in London nor is Jeff Goldblum a native of the English capital. So let’s just bask in its nonsensical glory. pic.twitter.com/TKQKozleMn
— Adam Ricard (@Adam1021) July 18, 2018
Finally, The Miss Universe GB Crown Goes To A Black Woman
Sure, it’s taken nearly 70 years since the competition started in 1952, but we’ve finally got a black woman to represent Great Britain in the Miss Universe competition.
Next stop the Miss Parallel Universe competition.
Would you walk 20 miles to get to work? Because an American employee did on his first day after his car broke down.
And because of his dedication the company’s boss bought him a new car. Which is nice.
We’ve all seen the amazing story shared by Jenny about one of our bellhops, Walter Carr, but many have asked if we have any video from the moment CEO @LukeMarklin thanked Walter for the perseverance he demonstrated on his first day w/ @BellhopsMoving #TheWorldNeedsMoreWalters pic.twitter.com/mXrvI2JQoP
— Bellhops (@BellhopsMoving) July 17, 2018
It didn’t work with our boss though. We’re just stuck with sore feet.
What was it like to find out facts before Google? Well a pre-Google journalist, lawyer and librarian tell us all in this fascinating article we read. If you want to read it just Google it.