I found this hilarious. Yesterday there was alot of moaning about same store sales in the U.S. One of the major excuses was the cool and wet Northeast. Well the Guardian in the U.K. had a front page article on it website with the headline "UK's John Lewis sales hit by heatwave, Wimbledon." Say what?? So the U.S. can blame its retail woes on rain and cool weather and the U.K. can blame it on to much sun and the distraction (which is an annual event last time I checked) of Wimbledon??? Hilarious.
John Lewis Partnership, the employee-owned group seen as a barometer of UK retail spending, said department store sales in the week to July 4 were held back by sunny weather and the distraction of Wimbledon. The firm said sales at its 27 department stores fell 2.3 percent to 60.1 million pounds ($97.7 million).
"Our first full week of Clearance (Sale) saw an excellent result given the distractions of sustained sunny weather and (British tennis player) Andy Murray's progress at Wimbledon,"