The selection of apples available in Waitrose last week looked like this:
There were plenty of varieties to choose from, but not one of them had been grown in the UK.
And why aren’t there any simple fold-up picnic chairs in either of my two local two branches of Homebase, or in B&Q? I can purchase a set of four chairs with a table and umbrella at B&Q, but the chairs aren’t for sale individually. There are no deck chairs either, but brightly coloured sunloungers are available in abundance.
Is this a reflection of the general state of British retailing?