Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone!

In the blink of an eye, yet another Irish institution has disappeared and a UK 'super store' is ready to pounce. Hughes & Hughes bookstore is shutting it's doors after going into receivership due to high rents and lack of consumer demand, British chain W H Smith are tipped to take over. Has the battle of cheaper prices driven consumers to their laptops and PCs in the bid for more competitive prices online? It seems so, but at what cost? Are people simply blinkered by price tags? Will this be another case of only missing something once it has gone?

When Bewley's closed on Grafton Street, we all felt a similar sense of loss. The people of Dublin put a 'save Bewley's' plan into motion and the beloved cafe reopened its doors shortly after consumers realised it's worth as a brand ambassador for Ireland!

Stumbling across a blog posting on the Glenisk website (one of Ireland's premier leading brands) i couldn't help but think it shared some of my thoughts on supporting all things Irish, whatever type of Irish brand it may be, check out their blog and see for yourself -

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