10 things we learned this week

Why Dr Dre is about to get even richer, Pret's porridge and how to celebrate the Publicom way.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 09 May 2014

1. Beats by Dr Dre headphones account for 25% of the headphone market. That's a lot of tinny music

2. Pret sells more pressed vegetable juices than club sandwiches. Yuck

3. When Publicis and Omnicom announced their (now defunct) merger-to-be, both sides' executives celebrated with champagne at the Arc de Triomphe. Clearly, in the ad industry, economic recovery is complete

4. Poundland has filled a quarter of the shops left empty by chains that went into administration during the recession

5. There are now fewer than 1,000 independent bookshops in the UK

6. Candy Crush accounts for 67% of King's income (although last quarter, it made up 78%)

7. Royal Mail's Moya Green earns half what her predecessor did. Straightened times on the FTSE 100

8. Apple CEO Tim Cook uses phrases like 'wicked smart'

9. 'Lex Deak'. That is all

10. Tesco CEO Philip Clarke has vowed not to open any more super-enormo-mega stores

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