The retail industry has been crying into its cornflakes for the past few years as the perfect storm of recession, the rise of e-commerce and, more recently, massive natural disasters, has battered the sector. But according to brand consultancy Interbrand, which has just released its inaugural Best Retail Brands report, there are “true and measurable signs of optimism” in what is likely to be a fragile recovery.
Do you think the new Countdown/Woolies “W” logo looks like an apple? Go figure. Apple certainly thinks so, and has launched a legal campaign to stop the Australian company from using it.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported Woolworths filed a trademark application last August and will plaster the logo …