Under The Counter

UTC in parked car
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Car sex ‘more popular than ever’

This month’s silly bit of sales pitch dressed as market research comes from commercial vehicle hypermarket Anchor Vans...

Flame grilling the Amazon
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Burger bites back

Having been an old hippie back in the 60s, UTC can still get quite hot under the heavily...

Buckfast BBQ sauce
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Nothing says BBQ quite like… Buckie

The veritable icon of Scottish local retailing that is Buckfast Tonic Wine has long been a favourite of...

UTC-branded porn star martini
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Porn star’s days at M&S numbered

It’s not every day that we get the chance to put the words ‘porn star’ and ‘M&S’ in...

Stuart Broad
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From Headingley to Putney

Not being a huge fan of rounders, UTC normally lets the Ashes pass him by. That was, however,...

Brussels sprout gin
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Brussels sprout gin. Just naw.

They say that the older you get the quicker time goes – which partly explains UTC’s difficulty with...

Davie Dodds
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Davie, where are you when we need you?

An avid collector of sales pitch dressed up as legitimate research, UTC’s favourite example from last month was...

Peanut Butter Kitkat Chunky
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And the Tweet of the month goes to…

Politics can be very thin ice for the auld boy to skate on, so he ordinarily avoids it...

Self-scanning checkout with 'Walmart: investing in American jobs' sign
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In-store comms. You’re doing it wrong.

You must be very careful these days as a business when it comes to ‘living your values’, as...

Australian whisky
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UTC’s world turned upside down

Now as well know, UTC likes a dram. And we also all know whisky is Scottish. We can...