Posted by charliegrrl on July 11, 2006
WHSmith are taking the piss.
They are not only going against their word and the NFRN guidelines, by stocking porn below top shelf and at eye-level, but they have an offer on at the moment: Buy a Newspaper, Get ZOO Half Price!
This is shameless promotion of a pornographic and misogynistic magazine.
This is a photo of a promotion table at the entrance to a WHSmith store, with ZOO strewn all over.
This is an excerpt from the response from WHSmith when I complained: “From time to time the covers of these titles can cause offence and, therefore, we display these titles in a higher position – on the top shelf and the shelf beneath this. In addition, we do not promote these titles at heights that are inconsistent with these guidelines. ”
If you would like to complain to WHSmith, email
WHSmith Manchester Train Station (09.07.06)