Apprentice preview: the teams squabble over pop-up shops


Lord Alan Sugar turns up at the Apprentice house unexpectedly this week to give the contestants a new challenge. He ups the ante when he tasks the teams with setting up a discount shop in one of Manchester’s busiest retail centers. The respective teams must place their orders for branded goods to draw in bargain hunters before heading to wholesalers to stock up on high turnover items, including towels, scented candles, selfie sticks and sweets. But one team’s inept haggling and the other’s dire calculations have Versatile and Connexus squabbling before their shutters are even up. Taking to the streets to discover what will sell well, Lord Sugar’s aide Karren Brady has to intervene when two candidates’ audacious sales technique borders on fraud. Read more