Gamble of the week: A reinvented festive stock

For years, this festive stock's main business was the selling of Christmas hampers and other goodies. Its business appealed to people on low incomes who would save small amounts of money throughout the year so that they could afford a few treats for the winter holidays. Christmas savings clubs now seem to be something from the dark ages.

The whole industry’s image took a battering back in 2006 when rival company Farepak went bust and lots of customers lost their savings. It still offers this service, but it is now a much smaller part of its business.

Over the last [...]

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