The More You Gass, The More You Kohl’s…

Kohl’s Corp has just announced today that Michelle Gass will be taking on the position to oversee marketing and e-commerce as from June 17th 2013 as Chief Customer Officer. Gass developed innovative techniques that did wonders for Starbucks, where she worked for more than 16 years. She was also appointed President of Starbucks Europe, Middle…

UK: It Never Rains But It Pours?

Ok, so let’s admit it. The first thing that comes to mind when talking of Great Britain is usually the weather. Or rather, the bad weather.  But, at the moment it’s more than just one forecast that is looking gloomy for the Brits. Retail sales took a nose dive last month and it stands as…

Google: It’s Just Not Cricket!

The UK Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband plans on running head long into Eric Schmidt today during a conference in which he will clearly point out that he doesn’t agree with Google Inc.’s lack of fair play. It’s just not cricket, Eric! In an interview given to The Observer he said that Google wasn’t…

Japan: Next Stop Weimar?

The Bank of Japan in Tokyo has just announced that it plans on injecting up to 70 trillion JPY (nearly $700 billion) into the Japanese economy per year over the next two years in the hope of boosting business and pulling the country out of the doldrums. Others might say that that’s madness and that…

Tough Times for Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg L.P. looks like it’s going to come a cropper and suffer from the decision taken by nine Wall Street firms to find an alternative to its chat-messaging network, the Bloomberg Terminal. The terminal allows real-time analysis of data from the markets and allows access to an electronic trading platform.  Up until now, Bloomberg has…

Rainy-Day Economics…

Margaret Thatcher might have been the perfect housewife that got Britain off to a good start or at least that’s what she would have liked us all to have believed when she was in power. The prefect Grantham housewife, so simple: never spend more than you earn, the defender of good management of budgetary finances.…