Diary: war of the sausage trolls

The British public’s appetite for shopping on the high street might be waning, but some items continue to defy the odds. Like pasties, bakes and… miniature orcs? Yes, Games Workshop has shielded itself from the turmoil after its market cap exceeded £1.7bn – surpassing the likes of Dunelm and Dixons Carphone – and a healthy profit rise is on the cards. Meanwhile, Greggs is still on a roll too, with a profit upgrade underpinned by a 8.3% rise in like-for-like sales.

Both success stories have certainly captured Diary’s imagination. Department stores with built-in coffee shops