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Half of all UK households have now converted all their TVs to digital, according to research by Ofcom and Digital UK. The switchover tracker found 87% of respondents were aware of switchover, and 66% understood how to prepare, although only 16% of adults nationally know when their region will switch.
Retail sales in Central London in August were 9.8% higher than a year earlier, on a like-for-like basis. However, retail footfall remained lower than a year ago, according to SPSL. Strong sales but lower footfall further suggests that people making fewer trips to London shops, but spending more.

Panasonic, the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co brand Ltd, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to renew its Official Worldwide Olympic Partnership for a further eight years through to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sony has announced that the Sony BRAVIA KDL- 40D3000 LCD television is the winner of the 2007/2008 European Green Television award from the European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA).

Tesco’s expansion in the non-food market is reflected by addition of thousands of new products to the Tesco Direct website.

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