News Bulletin 14.12.12


Rosie Brodhurst

Senior Research Executive

Categories News

This week we’re talking about everything from extra shots of Costa coffee, to glow in the dark clothing…

Cogs of Industry

Starbucks tax debacle costa
Starbucks tax debacle costa’s them their popularity

In a twist to the Starbucks ethics and morals debate regarding their UK corporation tax payments since 1998, homegrown coffee-chain Costa is reaping the benefits, seeing their sales increase by 25% in the past few weeks

Commentary Corner

Results are in...from the 2011 Census
Results are in…from the 2011 Census

This week the results of the 2011 Census for the UK were announced. Apparently the population of England and Wales is now 56.1 million – for some more key stats check out this article in The Guardian.

Pretty Packaging

A corker of a design
A corker of a design

Circle 21 have appropriately tapped into one of next year’s biggest design trends – cork. Studio Nudge has helped the candlemaker create a  “clean, organic, yet sophisticated identity” using handmade cues to dial up the prestige of their scented candle range.

And Finally…

Tap into your glow in the dark side...
Tap into your glow in the dark side…

Cheap Monday laugh in the face of normal apparel and this week launched their limited edition line of glow in the dark clothing. Definitely not one for the wallflower! Purchase the range here or from their Carnaby Street store in London.

Name That Brand

A gold star to any of you who guessed last week’s NTB – Lego. Things this week however are getting a little tastier…



Name That Brand competition
Name That Brand competition

On Wednesday we got into the Christmas spirit by running a Name That Brand competition to win an iPad mini. The lucky winner was Tom from Viewpoint recruitment (who had an incredibly high score). Although the competition is now over, you can still enjoy the festive Name That Brand game here!