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10 things we learned this week

Don't skip lunch, do eat caviar and Peter Thiel's penchant for cannabis.

by Jack Torrance
Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

1. Skipping that lunch-time sarnie could be killing your productivity. 

2. The market for luxury goods is on the up as both Rolls Royce and Fortnum & Mason reported stellar sales growth, the latter thanks to an increasing taste for caviar.

3. Silicon Valley is getting into legal cannabis in a big way. Smoke on that.

4. M&S boss Mark Bolland could do with some supernatural help....

5. …but not all retailers had a worse Christmas than usual.

6. Meanwhile, Britons spent 19% less on dreaded Brussels sprouts this year.

7. There's a new big player in the smartphone market, and Samsung and Apple better watch their backs.

8. Out-of-town supermarkets are on the way out.

9. A selfie drone, a self-adjusting belt and the reborn £950 Sony Walkman could be on their way to your home in the near future. 

10. Boohoo investors have finally got something to cry about.

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