Supermarket chain Morrisons has ditched celebrities such as Ant and Dec - who failed to boost its fortunes over the crucial 2014 Christmas shopping season - and will instead feature its own staff in its seasonal advertising this year.
Staff at John Lewis and Waitrose are facing a cut in their annual bonus as the retail group gets to grip with the black hole in its gold-plated pension scheme.
Really, no business would be safe asking an open-ended question. So should Waitrose be surprised by the answers they received to the question, "I shop at Waitrose because_______________?" We think not.
Anyone who watched a even a minute of today's flotilla had to feel a bit of love for London. That sweet queen, not even sitting for a minute, taking it all in. Those lovely subjects, cheering her on, even in the rain. (Blasted rain!)