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In the last few years we’ve seen household names such as Our Price, Comet, Game, HMV and Woolworths disappear from the high street.

Based on current trends, specifically the ability to buy nearly everything online/in digital format and at a more competitive price, who might be next?


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Pedant alert, but HMV haven't gone


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Pedant alert, but HMV haven't gone


Fair point - but they are far less ubiquitous.

On a wider note, its becoming a major chore to find a decent shop where you can buy music and DVDs now. They used to be everywhere.


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Argos seem to be favourites


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Have Waterstones gone?2 big branches in Leicester closed last year


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Have Waterstones gone?2 big branches in Leicester closed last year



Waterstones are still going but seem to be constantly down sizing as are WH Smith


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Have Waterstones gone?2 big branches in Leicester closed last year



Waterstones are still going but seem to be constantly down sizing as are WH Smith



Waterstones have an online shop side to the business as well (free UK delivery I believe so why go to the shop...). I guess closing down shops is just a symptom that more and more books are sold online.

While I'd like to do most of my shopping online, buying books is a thing where I like to go to a proper shop and browse just to be inspired by books I'd never have known existed otherwise.


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Always thought that DFS were nailed on for the drop but still hanging in there....




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Our local shopping centre is getting a Poundland to go with the 99p shop which opened a couple of years ago, the trend is for cut price cheap and (hopefully) cheerful shops these days.

Only the odd "Men's Shops" remains locally even with the large student population and private schools who have to buy certain garments at inflated prices, everyone else uses Primark and Peacocks.

Think Waterstones are still open in Oxford but Borders went a year or two ago which I thought was better than Waterstones. But Amazon will kill most of them eventually.

I know someone who was a very senior manager at W.H.Smiths for 40 odd years, last time I spoke he was having problems with some of his secured pension rights as the company were trying to get out of their obligations. Our local Smiths is deserted most of the time and is run by 2 or 3 staff, when I was a kid it employed 20 or 30.. There is a Wilkinsons 50 yards away so who is going to buy stationary at Smiths when it is half the price at Wilko


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Always thought that DFS were nailed on for the drop but still hanging in there....




DFS and their ilk are not really shops they are credit dealers who have to have a commodity to exchange for a credit agreements.


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Good point and well made but with the last five years being at a fiscal stand still, I just
presumed, wrongly, that many would default on their [DFS] generous offers, sending them
into a Pompeyesque spiral....




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Waterstones are alive & well in Exeter where they have TWO shops, also one in Newton Abbot, but the Torquay one closed when they had their cull.

HMV in Exeter is massive and (seems to be) thriving.

Wouldn't surprise me if Argos did go, they were talking about closing some stores 2 or 3 years back, but nothing seems to have happened as yet.



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Do you have to put some sort of security up or have references / referees who guarantee the debt. Where I worked once they applied for a credit license but were turned down due to the area where one of the shops was located.

I know people who have gone into the likes of DFS and tried to buy a Sofa with cash and have been shown the door.

Likewise whenever I buy a car it is hell of a job to pay cash, last time they insisted if I pay fully upfront it had to be a bankers draft from certain banks. I told them you have the deposit on a debit card and the balance in a building society cheque or £50 notes in a carrier bag or I go elsewhere. Still tried to sell me finance.

There again every bank I have an account with keeps offering me loans and overdrafts despite my accounts being well in the black and having deposit / savings accounts. Also I get numerous (many) offers of credit cards they seem quite befuddled when I say I don't believe in credit and I only buy things when I can afford them. Why use a credit card at 29.6 APR when you have money in the bank.


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HMV in Exeter is massive and (seems to be) thriving.

The one in Colchester always seems to be busy. I was in there on Thursday filling in a couple of gaps in my collection by purchasing the Bob Dylan album Another Side of Bob Dylan and the Disturbed album Believe. £3.99 each.....a bargain! Smile



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Pedant alert: Presumably you mean 'bite the dust' not 'bite the bullet'. The latter means to put up with something painful in order to survive in the long term.


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Pedant alert: Presumably you mean 'bite the dust' not 'bite the bullet'. The latter means to put up with something painful in order to survive in the long term.


Fair point Mr PedantWink


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Our local shopping centre is getting a Poundland to go with the 99p shop which opened a couple of years ago, the trend is for cut price cheap and (hopefully) cheerful shops these days.

Only the odd "Men's Shops" remains locally even with the large student population and private schools who have to buy certain garments at inflated prices, everyone else uses Primark and Peacocks.

Think Waterstones are still open in Oxford but Borders went a year or two ago which I thought was better than Waterstones. But Amazon will kill most of them eventually.

I know someone who was a very senior manager at W.H.Smiths for 40 odd years, last time I spoke he was having problems with some of his secured pension rights as the company were trying to get out of their obligations. Our local Smiths is deserted most of the time and is run by 2 or 3 staff, when I was a kid it employed 20 or 30.. There is a Wilkinsons 50 yards away so who is going to buy stationary at Smiths when it is half the price at Wilko




I think most of what WH Smith sell has been superseeded by the onset of the internet, they gave up on music, and fewer people buy books, magazines and stationary nowadays.


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Think Waterstones are still open in Oxford but Borders went a year or two ago which I thought was better than Waterstones. But Amazon will kill most of them eventually.

I know someone who was a very senior manager at W.H.Smiths for 40 odd years, last time I spoke he was having problems with some of his secured pension rights as the company were trying to get out of their obligations. Our local Smiths is deserted most of the time and is run by 2 or 3 staff, when I was a kid it employed 20 or 30.. There is a Wilkinsons 50 yards away so who is going to buy stationary at Smiths when it is half the price at Wilko




I think most of what WH Smith sell has been superseeded by the onset of the internet, they gave up on music, and fewer people buy books, magazines and stationary nowadays.


There was a whole page in The Guardian on Saturday about how Waterstones are coping with the High Street downturn (in their own opinion, well enough). It was also mentioned on the radio this morning, with the opinion expressed that the sale of e-books and kindles will at some point soon level out (personally I'm not so sure about that, but hope I'm wrong).

The strength of WHSmiths is in their shops at railway stations and airports, which are incredibly profitable and I suspect can carry any losses they make in their High Street shops. Marks & Spencers have also benefitted from their successful food branches at railway and motorway service stations, with their profitable food sales carrying their loss-making clothes section.

One High Street shop who aren't in that fortunate position are British Home Stores, who seem to be squeezed more and more by the expensive quality end of the market on one side and Primark on the other. In Oxford, BHS and Primark are almost next door to eachother - Primark is always packed while BHS, despite being by far the more pleasant to shop in, seems to be empty of shoppers almost all the time.

One type of shop whose success continues to amaze me is that of mobile phone shops. Its an item that is so cheap and easy to buy on the internet, you can pay bills at the bank and you can buy credit at supermarkets, newsagents and even cashpoints, and yet these shops seem to pack town and city centres, always in the highest rent locations. And they are ALWAYS woeful to go into. I can't understand why they are so successful.


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The strength of WHSmiths is in their shops at railway stations and airports, which are incredibly profitable and I suspect can carry any losses they make in their High Street shops.


WH Smith have been clever in getting Post Offices put into some of their stores. After today's announcement they'll have 98 shops with Post Offices in them shortly. Not only do they make money on selling PO services, there's the added bonus of higher footfall in their shops.


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Hopefully Wetherspoons....




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The strength of WHSmiths is in their shops at railway stations and airports, which are incredibly profitable and I suspect can carry any losses they make in their High Street shops.


WH Smith have been clever in getting Post Offices put into some of their stores. After today's announcement they'll have 98 shops with Post Offices in them shortly. Not only do they make money on selling PO services, there's the added bonus of higher footfall in their shops.[/
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Mind you post offices are seriously struggling now as well, I really cannot remember the last time I used one.


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The last time I used one was to post a programme, it cost over a £1 to send a non league programme 2nd class. Don't think I will be using it much in future. Most of my local post offices closed years ago and we now have one left in the local Co-op


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http://www.theguardian.com/...-bid-retail-business

As I've worked in retail for nearly 20 years now, I'll always try and be positive and optimistic about High Street shops.

However, even I could see that Blockbuster's first bailout earlier this year was never going to work. If ever there was a chainstore that shoved its head in the sand over the very technological advances upon which its whole business depended (and had been doing so for the past 20 years), it was Blockbuster Video.


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As I've worked in retail for nearly 20 years now, I'll always try and be positive and optimistic about High Street shops.

However, even I could see that Blockbuster's first bailout earlier this year was never going to work. If ever there was a chainstore that shoved its head in the sand over the very technological advances upon which its whole business depended (and had been doing so for the past 20 years), it was Blockbuster Video.


Indeed.

Smiths - will be like Woolworths in that its main big stores will be struggling but those in smaller towns will still be OK and making a stack out of its Transport outlets.

Due to my job I get a lot free time in the week and find it quite pleasant to drive to a local town, have a coffee and/or a beer and a stroll around. You'd hardly do that at an out of town retail park! Its quite interesting seeing whats happening to high streets and what you can still buy there. I had a very succesful trip to Trowbridge recently, where there was an old fashioned department store that sold under one roof a whole lot of things that I had been looking for in supermarkets to no avail for weeks.

Planners and money grubbing Councils have a lot to answer for. Two big supermarkets in Trowbridge are actually built in the Town Centre. In fact I used Sainsbury's for free parking and spent £50 in the Town before i did my shopping there! Parking prices in Chippenham, where the supermarkets etc are all out of town, are actually dearer than Trowbridge and killing the Town Centre slowly.



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On this mornings news that Marks & Spencer are sruggling again on the clothing side, food section seems to be doing ok.


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On this mornings news that Marks & Spencer are sruggling again on the clothing side, food section seems to be doing ok.

A real shame to see M&S struggling,i but lots of food from them but dont think ive even looked around the clothing section.I doubt if they will ever bite the bullet but may have to scale down.....Oh,ive used the foreign currency department many times but think thats independantly run.


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M&S cloths are good but they are so expensive compared to the likes of Primark. In Oxford M&S like the previously mentioned British Home Stores are in the same road as Primark. I looked at a replacement coat in M&S they did the same design as I purchased 20 or so year ago, the problem was it was over £100. I could get a similar coat for £20 elsewhere even if it only last 6 or 7 years in the long run you are out of pocket with the M&S one.
Some ladies I know say M&S stuff is very good but a dress could cost £60 while a slightly substandard version elsewhere £15, the £60 does not last four times as long and if it did it would have been in and out fashion 5 or 6 times Cool
On the food front the prices at the M&S on Oxford Station and the number of people who pay them must add a health take to M&S's coffers.


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M&S cloths are good but they are so expensive compared to the likes of Primark. I looked at a replacement coat in M&S they did the same design as I purchased 20 or so year ago, the problem was it was over £100. I could get a similar coat for £20 elsewhere even if it only last 6 or 7 years in the long run you are out of pocket with the M&S one.


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As I live 700 yards from the Chavley Centre I have at least 15 Charity Shops to choose from if I need a new coat, or a bus ride to Headington finds 20 or so of the same!
My last coat came from Lidl for about £11, in fact I have a number items from that well known Germanic Tailoring Company and their pasties are good.


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Barratts it is then.....




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Barratts it is then.....


For the 3rd time in 4 years... Unsure. They keep on hanging on.


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Clearly a shoe in to be the next one! ;-)



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Barratts only have about 8-9 stores left. For years they've struggled to pay the company I work for, the first time they went under they owed us a six-figure sum.

We supply shoes to 10% of the men's UK market. All our biggest customers such as Next, Asos, Asda, River Island and Matalan sell more than just footwear, shops specialising in just one product are sadly a thing of the past.


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I have many of my shirts made by Taylor & Wright


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...shops specialising in just one product are sadly a thing of the past.


Clarks are still going, though at a price...


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Fair point Andrelux. High quality product should always sell.


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Mothercare seem to be having a hard time of it at the moment due to online competition.

Not a shop that I frequent but my daughters have mentioned it being expensive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25649283


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£20million-lost-by-company-that-can't-shift-overpriced-tat-shock-horror...

http://www.theguardian.com/...-replica-shirt-sales

In all honesty, I could have posted this on any of a dozen threads on this forum, but we've all discussed England's World Cup ineptness to death already. What riles me with this is that Sports Direct - a company who are already guilty of crimes of low wages, abuse of zero-hours contracts, poor staff training, poor customer service, ugly shops and selling large quantities of cheaply produced rubbish at rip-off prices - have the cheek to blame England and Roy Hodgson's early WC exit for a loss of £20million on replica shirt sales. My heart bleeds!

The fact that in the year to April Sports Direct made profits of £240million (up 16%) obviously isn't enough for them. And apart from royally shafting Newcastle United fans up the backside for too many years, have this company actually ever contributed anything to the sport of football? Anything positive at all? You don't hear William Hill blaming horses by name when they have to cough up to the punters who have won their bets, do you?

The crying shame is that Sports Direct are nowhere near going bust, and are no doubt destined to remain on High Streets throughout the country, continuing to suck money out of football like the leeches they are.


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Have the above company just bought in to Oldham Athletic?


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Have the above company just bought in to Oldham Athletic?

Thought I'd read few weeks back that they have bought naming rights for Boundary Park



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Have the above company just bought in to Oldham Athletic?

Thought I'd read few weeks back that they have bought naming rights for Boundary Park

Thats it.Got to be better than the idiot from Salford RL who wanted in at the club.


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WH Smith are getting so desperate now that they've hired out space to internet providers, I walked into the Maidstone branch yesterday to be greeted with "do you have internet at home sir"? I pretended not to hear him and walked onUnsure


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The closure of WH Smiths in Chatham has been confirmed, and I suspect more will follow, and also Tesco is closing their Chatham storeUnsure


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The closure of WH Smiths in Chatham has been confirmed, and I suspect more will follow, and also Tesco is closing their Chatham storeUnsure


In our local shopping centre both W.H. Smiths and the Co-op have virtually no customers and staff stand around tiddling their thumbs, it does not help that the likes of Iceland. Wilko, B&M's, 99p shop, Poundland, etc, etc are all in the same centre selling the same things for far less money.


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Here's something which might draw some debate. Tescos have had restaurants in many outlets selling cheap cooked food, albeit poor quality but nevertheless it was a loss leader to get people in to the store. It worked for me until Morrisons and Sainsbury's provided better quality.
Then Tescos began introducing that bloody ridiculous Costa crap which meant the cost of your breakfast doubled if you wanted a cup of coffee.
Add the problem that every cup had to be made with theatrical rigmarole by someone with Barista writ large on their back and what was already luke warm food got colder as the queue waited could not have been a great move on their part. Also Aldi and Lidl sell perfectly good stuff at cheaper prices and, bingo, stores galore are closing.
The positive is that Cheddar's ground will not be built on!!


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Our local Tesco's lost their Cafes 5 or so years ago replaced by said Costa outlets. Tesco Cafes had 40 or 50at most and were full most of the time, the Costa's are more or less empty. The local yes the food is better than Tesco. I only have one Morrison's with a Café anywhere near me and that is in Banbury the couple of times I have been there said Café was full and like Sainsbury's it had 100 plus seats.


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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom


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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


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And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!



The big cheeses made a good living for many years, they really creamed it in.



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A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


2 x 4 pints of any milk for £1.60 at Farm Foods.


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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


Farmers moaning? I've never known that beforeWink

The supermarket should be absorbing the cost as a loss leader to get people in


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The closure of WH Smiths in Chatham has been confirmed, and I suspect more will follow, and also Tesco is closing their Chatham storeUnsure


In our local shopping centre both W.H. Smiths and the Co-op have virtually no customers and staff stand around tiddling their thumbs, it does not help that the likes of Iceland. Wilko, B&M's, 99p shop, Poundland, etc, etc are all in the same centre selling the same things for far less money.


The only WH Smiths I have seen looking anything like busy are those at railway stations which charge the proverbial arm and a leg for a sandwich.

The one in Chatham used to have two floors but the top floor went a few years ago when they stopped doing DVD's and CD's and now it's succumbed to total closure. They also relocated to a smaller shop at Bluewater a few years ago.


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A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom

And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!


2 x 4 pints of any milk for £1.60 at Farm Foods.


My own favourite is Cravendale , lovely and creamy , usually priced at 2 x 4 pints for £3. Good shelf life and upto 6 days when opened !
Try it.
No connection to the Cravendale family.
Come back Jamesie Tongue , you told me we would have a whole thread just for foodie things.



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And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!



The big cheeses made a good living for many years, they really creamed it in.


Yo gurt to admire them really.



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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom


Quite a few are below £1. 89p in Aldi and Iceland stores.


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The only Co-op in Leic city centre closes down on 14/2 whilst bang opposite Poundland goes from strength to strength and is now selling milk and sandwiches.


A lot of supermarkets are selling four pinters for £1 now, seems like it's a race to the bottom


Quite a few are below £1. 89p in Aldi and Iceland stores.


Not only is this bad for the sustainability and quality of dairy farming, it encourages waste. However, the old pricing structure for milk never seemed quite right to me. Why not 49p for one pint (as now), 80p for two and £1.40 for four. People would still get a good deal, they would only buy what they need, and farmers might get a fairer price.


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Morrisons have just posted a 52% drop in profits....that's gotta hurt.




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And meanwhile the dairy farmers are struggling to make a living!!



The big cheeses made a good living for many years, they really creamed it in.


Yo gurt to admire them really.


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Morrisons have just posted a 52% drop in profits....that's gotta hurt.


Another national chain run by muppets.

Part of Morrisons' problem has been their huge growth over the past ten years, taking over Safeways in 2004 and expanding into new areas of the country like Scotland and southern England. The only way to finance this sort of growth (plus the bonuses and posh cars that the management think they deserve for 'creating' such growth) is to open even more new shops and hope for even more new customers.

A situation like this comes to resemble a dodgy pyramid scheme, because all the time the customers are shopping in your shops and the money is in the tills, then the banks are happy to carry on financing the building and stocking of the extra shops you need to in turn finance this growth. The second something goes wrong - Morrisons are well known for un-competitive pricing, a lousy website, poor internet shopping, their piss-poor attempt at small convenience stores, etc - the whole thing is going to begin to fall down around their ears.

The general belief is that if you're the big cheese of one of these national retail companies, you can safely hang around for five years, force in your own ideas, see them succeed, then safely leave with bonus and pension intact and any mess left for the next mug to deal with. Morrisons' CEO Dalton Phillips announced in January that he was stepping down, conveniently exactly five years after he took the post! Nice one, Dalton! Under Dalton's watch, a Morrisons convenience store opened in Headington in Oxford (very close to the site of the old Manor Ground) in October 2013, and was such an umitigated disaster that it closed just THIRTEEN MONTHS later in Novemebr 2014! A proper disaster for anyone on minimum wage who suddenly found themselves out of work. And what sort of bonus do you think Dalton will be walking off with in the near future?

The crying shame is that Morrisons are an old family firm who for most of their history were family run and loyal to their home region and to their workers, living within the financial means of the company and growing at a sensible and sustainable rate. Their recent losses aren't just financial, but also the morals and beliefs that they used to work by.


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2 x 4 pints of any milk for £1.60 at Farm Foods.


£1.50 now.


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As an aside since the demise of the Manor Ground the London Road and Old Road has almost become a shopping no go area. Most of the traditional shops have gone to replaced by numerous Charity Shops, Coffee Shops and other over priced outlets selling poncy food, including Dong Dong's Wok Bar.

Many of the older shops were doing a fair percentage of their business on matchdays and the fall in income was just to much. Even the local pubs are a shadow of their former selves and I think the QG a very famous pub in the area is no more. The Brit, Standard, White House, QG, Black Boy, etc, etc used to be heaving on matchdays and in the 80's and early 90's at 10am due to Oxford's unusual opening hours.

I remember being in the Quarry Gate after Oxford had beaten the Villa to get to Wembley in 1986 until the wee small hours, the placed was packed. The local constabulary turned a blind eye that night.


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Kingfisher Group have announced that they are to close around sixty branches of B&Q, although hopefully some of the job losses will transfer to the sixty Screwfix branches (like B&Q, but tend to be aimed at the building trade rather than DIYers).

The decline in people brave enough to tackle their own DIY jobs has been blamed.


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I went into WH Smith in Maidstone today and it looked like they had more staff than customers, just a few doors along and there were the usual queues at the checkouts in Poundland, sign of the times I guess!

Apparently though there is outrage in Tunbridge Wells at the prospect of Poundland opening a store there and lowering the tonePirate


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Can't they call it Two Poundland?




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WH Smith is in terminal decline. If it wasnt for post offices the high street stores would br gone by now. Where I live the queues for the post counters go up an aisle of sweets and people are just helping themselves.


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WH Smith is in terminal decline. If it wasnt for post offices the high street stores would br gone by now. Where I live the queues for the post counters go up an aisle of sweets and people are just helping themselves.


Oh dear, people nicking sweets isn't going to help their causeUnsure

The trouble is that just about everything WH Smith sell has been superseded by the internet.


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Or much cheaper in a shop 20 yards away. My local Smiths is next to the 99p shop and 30 yards from Wilkco so anyone buying stationary, cards, etc never ventures across Smiths threshold these days.
And for the few people who still read newspapers there are 5 or 6 outlets within 100 yards selling them so people just pick them up in other shops. In fact I don't think Smiths stock all daily papers now as I quite often see Smiths staff buying papers from the Co-op, the Sun and Times seem to ring a bell?.


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Interesting article in the papers today...

http://www.theguardian.com/...ng-shoppers-slowdown

...about a further slowdown of shoppers' spending on UK high streets, which is down -0.9% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with 2015. The same usual excuses rolled out - the internet, the weather, lack of money, boring chains, lack of independents, etc - but some individual town have seen some real dives in numbers of shoppers.

Worst footfall declines - 2015 to 2016:
Newcastle ......... -9.95%
Stoke-On-Trent .. -8.1%
Chelmsford ....... -7.7%
Lincoln ............ -7.1%
Cambridge ........ -6.8%


There are some towns with growth, but nothing terribly spectacular...

Best Performers - 2015 to 2016:
Ashford .......... +1.6%
Romford ......... +1.2%
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Epsom ........... +0.9%
Nottingham ...... +0.9%
Crawley .......... +0.5%
Exeter ............. +0.1%
Kingston-on-Thames .... 0.0%



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BHS, a shop I've never visited in my five decades plus on the planet , is suffering.

When Philip Greene unloaded it for £1 some months back the writing was on the wall.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35884091


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Have you ever been shopping in Romford? Unsure

I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
around mi casa for a private fitting...

Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%




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I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
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Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%

Is he called Primark? Sly



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I give my bespoke tailor a buzz and get him
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Looking at Newcastle in particular, that's a massive drop - 10%

Is he called Primark? Sly


Didn't know Poundsaver did tailoring. Come to think of it they might do as I have never ventured inside a Poundsaver.


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All part of Mr Osbourne's plan, "we're all in it together" up to our necks, unless your wealthy. I remember the early 1980's and I hope we never get back to those days of boarded up high streets but Pound shops should at least keep some shop units open.



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I did notice that Rhyl is now a ghost town with all the shops closing and moving to Prestatyn.
Plus to answer the thread question, I think the next one to go could be a well known supermarket. everyone goes to pound shops and bargain shops, ones that have similar names and are actually cheaper.


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Austin Reed now in administration....




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BHS, a shop I've never visited in my five decades plus on the planet , is suffering.

When Philip Greene unloaded it for £1 some months back the writing was on the wall.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35884091


I wonder who decides whether someone thieving from shops should get a criminal record or a knighthood?


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I wonder who decides whether someone thieving from shops should get a criminal record or a knighthood?


Too blooming right. Nick a £20 pair of trousers from BHS and the law will come down on you like a ton of bricks. Nick £450 million from the BHS pension fund and that's just business.


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For years we did not have BHS in Oxford a few years ago they opened one in the old council offices which was in a prime location in the shopping area. I only ever went in it twice once for pair of trousers for my late father then again a year or two ago and found it was rubbish. A short time later it shut down. Looking at what it sold and where it was located I would have thought trade would have been good but obviously not.


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....sounds a perfect site for another Wetherspoons.




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Here is the list of those under threat for all you tickers to go and buy something=
The list of BHS stores under review

Ashford
Ayr
Banbury
Barnstaple
Basildon
Birmingham
Bournemouth
Bristol (Broadmead)
Bromley
Cambridge
Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Chester (Broughton Park)
Chester (City Centre)
Clydebank
Croydon
Dundee
East Kilbride
Edinburgh
Gloucester
Hamilton
High Wycombe
Lakeside Thurrock
Leeds (City Centre)
Lincoln
Lisburn
Llanelli
Manchester (Barton Square)
Manchester (Denton)
Mansfield
Meadowhall
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes (MK1 Shopping Park)
Newcastle
Northampton (St James Retail Park)
Portsmouth
Rotherham
Slough
Southport
Stevenage
Stirling
Stoke (Octagon)
Stratford upon Avon
Swindon
Torquay
Uxbridge
Warrington
Weston s Mare
Wilmslow
Wood Green
York (City Centre)
York (Monks Cross)



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Robert Dyas and Maplins both used to sell useful things now mostly sell electronic tat and fads. The last two Maplins I've been in the staff out number the customers and are begging you to buy something.


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Debenhams can't be far off very old model now, House of Frasier has been in trouble for a couple of years as well.



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Here is the list of those under threat for all you tickers to go and buy something=
The list of BHS stores under review

Ashford
Ayr
Banbury
Barnstaple
Basildon
Birmingham
Bournemouth
Bristol (Broadmead)
Bromley
Cambridge
Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Chester (Broughton Park)
Chester (City Centre)
Clydebank
Croydon
Dundee
East Kilbride
Edinburgh
Gloucester
Hamilton
High Wycombe
Lakeside Thurrock
Leeds (City Centre)
Lincoln
Lisburn
Llanelli
Manchester (Barton Square)
Manchester (Denton)
Mansfield
Meadowhall
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes (MK1 Shopping Park)
Newcastle
Northampton (St James Retail Park)
Portsmouth
Rotherham
Slough
Southport
Stevenage
Stirling
Stoke (Octagon)
Stratford upon Avon
Swindon
Torquay
Uxbridge
Warrington
Weston s Mare
Wilmslow
Wood Green
York (City Centre)
York (Monks Cross)


The full UK and Ireland BHS Hoppers list

Aylesbury // 26 Friars Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2TA

High Wycombe // 27 Eden Walk, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AU

Crewe // 29 Queensway, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2HJ

Handforth Dean // Kiln Croft Lane, Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 3PA

Chester // 41-45 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HW

Widnes (Shopping Park) // Unit 3, Widnes Shopping Park, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7TN

Warrington // 77 The Mall, Golden Square, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1QE

Huddersfield // 9-23 The Shambles, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2QJ

White Rose // White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LL

Leeds // 28 Albion Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER

Wakefield // 14-16 Kirkgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1SP

Bolton // 9-17 Victoria Square, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1RJ

Bury // 15 Union Arcade, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0QF

Manchester // 57 Market Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1WN

Oldham BHS // Unit 11/12, Spindles Shopping Centre, George Street, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Stockport // 11-27 Princes Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SN

Manchester Crown // Units 23-24, Crown Point North, Worthington Way, Denton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 3JP

Barton Square // Unit 18 Barton Square, Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 7TB

Wigan New // 11 The Grand Arcade, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1BH

Liverpool // 67-79 Lord Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6PG

Southport // 19 Chapel Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1AR

St Helens // 11 Lagrange Arcade, Church Sq Shopping Centre, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1BN

Belfast // 24-26 Castle Place, Belfast, Belfast, BT1 1GB

Holywood // Holywood Exchange Retail Park, Airport Road West, Belfast, Belfast, BT3 9EJ

Lisburn // Unit 14, Bow Street Mall, Lisburn, Co Lisburn, BT28 1AW

Newtownabbey // Unit 1, The Abbey Centre, Newtonabbey, Co Newtownabbey, BT37 9UP

Slough // 204-208 High Street, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, SL1 1JS

Aberdeen // 91-93 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB11 6BD

Cameron Toll // Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH16 5PB

Edinburgh // 64 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 2DJ

Leith // Ocean Terminal, 98 Ocean Drive, Leith, City Of Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Dundee // 2 Cowgate, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, Dundee City, DD1 2DF

Kilmarnock // 28 King Street, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 1LJ

Falkirk // Callender Square Centre, High Stret, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK1 1UJ

Kirkcaldy // 134-146 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1NQ

St Enochs // Unit 1, 55 St Enochs Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 4BW

Glasgow // 67-81 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G2 3DA

Ayr // 85a High Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1PQ

East Kilbride // 11-14 The Plaza, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G74 1LW

Hamilton // 35-37 Regent Way, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 7EF

Stirling // 8-14 Murray Place, Thistle Centre, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 2DB

Clydebank // 24 Sylvania Way, Clydebank, Renfrewshire, G81 2TL

Livingston // Almondvale Shopping Centre, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston, EH54 6HR

Guildford Lights Debenhams // c/o Debenhams Plc, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UU

Staines // The Elmsleigh Centre, Staines, Surrey, TW18 4QA

Camberley // 23 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP

Woking // 81 Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HN

Middlesbrough // 68 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LB

Metro Centre // Unit 38 Cameron Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YB

Newcastle Upon Tyne // 72-74 Northumberland Street, Newcastle, Tyne And Wear, NE1 7DF

South Shields // 1-3 Waterloo Square, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE33 1AX

Sunderland // 86-89 High Street, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR1 3DB

Cardiff Bay Home // Unit G&H Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF11 0JR

Carmarthen // 2-5 Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1NP

Llandudno // Unit 10 Parc Llandudno, Mostyn Way, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1PJ

Newport // 16-18 Commercial Street, Newport, Newport, NP20 1HF

Swansea // 29-31 Princess Way, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 5HB

Wrexham // 1 Henblas Street, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL13 8AE

West Ealing // 104-110 Broadway, Ealing, Greater London, W13 0TH

Harrow // St Ann's Shopping Centre, 14 St Ann's Road, Harrow, Greater London, HA1 1AS

Uxbridge // Unit 107 The Chimes Shopping Ctr, High Street, Uxbridge, Greater London, UB8 1GA

BHS Marketing // Northwest House, 119-127 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PU

Oxford Street // 252-258 Oxford Street, West End, Greater London, W1C 1DL

Birmingham // 6-9 New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4RG

Sutton Coldfield // 14-20 The Parade, Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1PD

Coventry // 43-47 The Precinct, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1DD

Merry Hill // Merryhill Centre, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1QP

Solihull // 32-34 Drury Lane, Mell Square, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3BG

Walsall // 71-75 Park Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1NW

Wolverhampton // 44-45 Dudley Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 3ER

Ashford // 39 County Square, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1YD

Basildon // 3-5 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DZ

Bedford // 13-21 Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PL

Bexleyheath // 19 The Mall, Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6 7JJ

Blackburn // 56 King William Street, Blackburn, Blackburn, BB1 7HR

Blackpool // 26-32 Church Street, Blackpool, Blackpool, FY1 1EP

Bournemouth Home St // Units 4b 5 & 6, Mallard Road Retail Park, Bournemouth, Bournemouth, BH8 9PN

Brighton // MSU 1, Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton, Brighton And Hove, BN1 2TA

Bristol // 38-41 Broadmead, Bristol, Avon, BS1 3HB

Bromley // 124 High Street, Bromley, Greater London, BR1 1EZ

Nottingham Home // Unit A Gitlbrook Retail Park, Giltway, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG16 2RP

Cambridge // 29 Grafton Centre, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PS

St Helier // 8-18 King Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WF

Chelmsford // The Meadows, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6BH

Cheltenham // 30 Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1EU

Banbury // 36-37 Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 8UH

Chesterfield // MSU 1, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PY

Chichester // Westhampnett Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 4ZL

Truro // 18-20 Boscawen St, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2QW

Durham // 15 High Street, Durham, Durham, DH1 3UJ

Crawley // County Mall, Station Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1JA

Croydon // 69-73 Whitgift Square, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, Greater London, CR9 1SY

Darlington // 60-64 Northgate, Darlington, Darlington, DL1 1PR

Derby // 59-61 St Peter's Street, Derby, Derby City, DE1 2AB

Doncaster // 7-17 Frenchgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1QA

Burton On Trent // Unit 1 Underhill Walk, Coopers Sq Shopping Centre, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1DE

Eastbourne // 56 Eastbourne Arndale Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3NW

Exeter // 177-181 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AX

Fareham // 51 Osbourne Square, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0PN

Gloucester // 27-39 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1YU

Gravesend // 5-10 New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AA

Great Yarmouth // 117 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AB

Wood Green // 26 High Road, Wood Green, Greater London, N22 6BX

Harlow // 24 Harvey Centre, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1XT

Knaresborough // St James Retail Park, Grimbold Crag Way, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8PZ

Hartlepool // Unit 94, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 7RZ

Hastings // The Priory Meadow, Queen Square, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QP

Romford // 10 The Liberty, Romford Shopping Centre, Romford, Greater London, RM1 3RL

Horsham // 13-18 Swan Walk, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HQ

Ipswich New // 32-42 Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DZ

Newport Iow // 57 High Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1SD

Hull // 32-38 Jameson Street, Hull, City Of Kingston Upon Hull, HU1 3LY

Kingston // 10 Alderman Judge Mall, Kingston, Greater London, KT1 1BS

Lancaster // 7-17 Market Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HZ

Leicester // 52-54 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, Leicester City, LE1 1DA

Lewisham // 156-160 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, Greater London, SE13 6JL

Lincoln // 196-199 High Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7AL

St Marks Lincoln // 8 The Sidings, St. Marks Retail Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TP

Luton // 69-77 George Street, Luton, Luton, LU1 2AP

Maidstone // 42-50 King St, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS

Mansfield // 32-34 Westgate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1RS

Hempstead Valley // Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham, Medway, ME7 3PD

Milton Keynes Stadium // MK1 Shopping Park, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1ST

Milton Keynes // 116 Silbury Arcade, Secklow Gate, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BE

Barnstaple // Unit 11-12 Green Lanes Shop Ctr, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1UQ

Grimsby // 1-7 Victoria Street West, Freshney Place, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1DF

Scunthorpe // Unit LSU2, 29 Jubilee Way, The Parishes Shopping Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6RB

Weston Supermare // 66-70 High St, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1HS

St James Northampton // St James Retail Park, Towester Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1EE

Northampton // 35-39 Abington Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2AW

Norwich // 23-29 St Stephen's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3QN

Nottingham // 3 Lister Gate Square, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG1 7LB

Nuneaton // Unit 3 Ropewalk Shopping Centre, Chapel St, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TZ

Oxford Lights Debenhams // c/o Debenhams Plc, 1 Magdalen Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AA

Peterborough // Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, Peterborough, PE1 1NJ

Plymouth // 33-39 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1NR

Poole // The Dolphin Centre, Poole, Poole, BH15 1DG

Portsmouth // Cascades, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 4RP

Preston // 20-23 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3PX

Redditch // 18 Park Walk, Kingfisher Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 4HD

Rotherham // Unit 14a Retail World, Stadium Way, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1TG

Sheffield Moor // 43-51 The Moor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4PF

Meadowhall // MSU12, 3 The Gallery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1ER

Cribbs Causeway // Unit 19 Lower Level, The Mall, RSC, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5GF

Yeovil // 12 The Ivel Square, The Quedam, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1EY

Southend // 36-44 High Street, Southend On Sea, Southend On Sea, SS1 1JG

Surrey Quays // Unit 46-48 Shopping Centre, Red Rriff Road, Rotherhithe, Greater London, SE16 7LL

St Albans // 51-57 St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3DY

Stevenage // 7 The Forum, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1ES

Hanley // 9-15 Parliment Row, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, ST1 1PX

Stoke // Unit A1, The Octagon, Eturia Road, Stoke, Stoke On Trent, ST1 5RR

Stratford Upon Avon // Bridge Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6AD

Sutton // 136-140 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1NG

Swindon // 34 The Parade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1BA

Taunton // 40-44 North Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1LX

Telford // 102 The Boarder, The Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4AE

West Thurrock // 117-118 Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Grays, Thurrock, RM20 2ZH

Torquay // 90-96 Union Street, Torquay, Torbay, TQ2 5PY

Tunbridge Wells // 25-27 Caverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2TJ

Walthamstow // 38-42 Selbourne Walk, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7JR

Watford // 83-87 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DQ

Lowestoft // 95-97 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1LX

Salisbury // 37 New Canal Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AG

Worthing // 56 Montague Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3HE

York // 44 Coney Street, York, City Of York, YO1 8ND

York Home // Unit 14 & 14A, Monks Cross Retail Park, York, City of York, YO32 9GX



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dottirofhod
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In Reply To
Here is the list of those under threat for all you tickers to go and buy something=
The list of BHS stores under review

Ashford
Ayr
Banbury
Barnstaple
Basildon
Birmingham
Bournemouth
Bristol (Broadmead)
Bromley
Cambridge
Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Chester (Broughton Park)
Chester (City Centre)
Clydebank
Croydon
Dundee
East Kilbride
Edinburgh
Gloucester
Hamilton
High Wycombe
Lakeside Thurrock
Leeds (City Centre)
Lincoln
Lisburn
Llanelli
Manchester (Barton Square)
Manchester (Denton)
Mansfield
Meadowhall
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes (MK1 Shopping Park)
Newcastle
Northampton (St James Retail Park)
Portsmouth
Rotherham
Slough
Southport
Stevenage
Stirling
Stoke (Octagon)
Stratford upon Avon
Swindon
Torquay
Uxbridge
Warrington
Weston s Mare
Wilmslow
Wood Green
York (City Centre)
York (Monks Cross)


The full UK and Ireland BHS Hoppers list

Aylesbury // 26 Friars Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2TA

High Wycombe // 27 Eden Walk, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AU

Crewe // 29 Queensway, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2HJ

Handforth Dean // Kiln Croft Lane, Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 3PA

Chester // 41-45 Foregate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HW

Widnes (Shopping Park) // Unit 3, Widnes Shopping Park, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7TN

Warrington // 77 The Mall, Golden Square, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1QE

Huddersfield // 9-23 The Shambles, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2QJ

White Rose // White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LL

Leeds // 28 Albion Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER

Wakefield // 14-16 Kirkgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1SP

Bolton // 9-17 Victoria Square, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1RJ

Bury // 15 Union Arcade, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0QF

Manchester // 57 Market Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1WN

Oldham BHS // Unit 11/12, Spindles Shopping Centre, George Street, Oldham, OL1 1HD

Stockport // 11-27 Princes Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SN

Manchester Crown // Units 23-24, Crown Point North, Worthington Way, Denton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 3JP

Barton Square // Unit 18 Barton Square, Trafford Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 7TB

Wigan New // 11 The Grand Arcade, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1BH

Liverpool // 67-79 Lord Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6PG

Southport // 19 Chapel Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1AR

St Helens // 11 Lagrange Arcade, Church Sq Shopping Centre, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1BN

Belfast // 24-26 Castle Place, Belfast, Belfast, BT1 1GB

Holywood // Holywood Exchange Retail Park, Airport Road West, Belfast, Belfast, BT3 9EJ

Lisburn // Unit 14, Bow Street Mall, Lisburn, Co Lisburn, BT28 1AW

Newtownabbey // Unit 1, The Abbey Centre, Newtonabbey, Co Newtownabbey, BT37 9UP

Slough // 204-208 High Street, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, SL1 1JS

Aberdeen // 91-93 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB11 6BD

Cameron Toll // Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH16 5PB

Edinburgh // 64 Princes Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 2DJ

Leith // Ocean Terminal, 98 Ocean Drive, Leith, City Of Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Dundee // 2 Cowgate, Wellgate Centre, Dundee, Dundee City, DD1 2DF

Kilmarnock // 28 King Street, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 1LJ

Falkirk // Callender Square Centre, High Stret, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK1 1UJ

Kirkcaldy // 134-146 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1NQ

St Enochs // Unit 1, 55 St Enochs Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 4BW

Glasgow // 67-81 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G2 3DA

Ayr // 85a High Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1PQ

East Kilbride // 11-14 The Plaza, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G74 1LW

Hamilton // 35-37 Regent Way, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 7EF

Stirling // 8-14 Murray Place, Thistle Centre, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 2DB

Clydebank // 24 Sylvania Way, Clydebank, Renfrewshire, G81 2TL

Livingston // Almondvale Shopping Centre, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston, EH54 6HR

Guildford Lights Debenhams // c/o Debenhams Plc, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UU

Staines // The Elmsleigh Centre, Staines, Surrey, TW18 4QA

Camberley // 23 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP

Woking // 81 Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HN

Middlesbrough // 68 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LB

Metro Centre // Unit 38 Cameron Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YB

Newcastle Upon Tyne // 72-74 Northumberland Street, Newcastle, Tyne And Wear, NE1 7DF

South Shields // 1-3 Waterloo Square, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE33 1AX

Sunderland // 86-89 High Street, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR1 3DB

Cardiff Bay Home // Unit G&H Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF11 0JR

Carmarthen // 2-5 Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1NP

Llandudno // Unit 10 Parc Llandudno, Mostyn Way, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1PJ

Newport // 16-18 Commercial Street, Newport, Newport, NP20 1HF

Swansea // 29-31 Princess Way, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 5HB

Wrexham // 1 Henblas Street, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL13 8AE

West Ealing // 104-110 Broadway, Ealing, Greater London, W13 0TH

Harrow // St Ann's Shopping Centre, 14 St Ann's Road, Harrow, Greater London, HA1 1AS

Uxbridge // Unit 107 The Chimes Shopping Ctr, High Street, Uxbridge, Greater London, UB8 1GA

BHS Marketing // Northwest House, 119-127 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PU

Oxford Street // 252-258 Oxford Street, West End, Greater London, W1C 1DL

Birmingham // 6-9 New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4RG

Sutton Coldfield // 14-20 The Parade, Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1PD

Coventry // 43-47 The Precinct, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1DD

Merry Hill // Merryhill Centre, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1QP

Solihull // 32-34 Drury Lane, Mell Square, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3BG

Walsall // 71-75 Park Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1NW

Wolverhampton // 44-45 Dudley Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 3ER

Ashford // 39 County Square, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1YD

Basildon // 3-5 Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DZ

Bedford // 13-21 Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PL

Bexleyheath // 19 The Mall, Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6 7JJ

Blackburn // 56 King William Street, Blackburn, Blackburn, BB1 7HR

Blackpool // 26-32 Church Street, Blackpool, Blackpool, FY1 1EP

Bournemouth Home St // Units 4b 5 & 6, Mallard Road Retail Park, Bournemouth, Bournemouth, BH8 9PN

Brighton // MSU 1, Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton, Brighton And Hove, BN1 2TA

Bristol // 38-41 Broadmead, Bristol, Avon, BS1 3HB

Bromley // 124 High Street, Bromley, Greater London, BR1 1EZ

Nottingham Home // Unit A Gitlbrook Retail Park, Giltway, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG16 2RP

Cambridge // 29 Grafton Centre, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PS

St Helier // 8-18 King Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WF

Chelmsford // The Meadows, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6BH

Cheltenham // 30 Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1EU

Banbury // 36-37 Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 8UH

Chesterfield // MSU 1, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PY

Chichester // Westhampnett Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 4ZL

Truro // 18-20 Boscawen St, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2QW

Durham // 15 High Street, Durham, Durham, DH1 3UJ

Crawley // County Mall, Station Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1JA

Croydon // 69-73 Whitgift Square, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, Greater London, CR9 1SY

Darlington // 60-64 Northgate, Darlington, Darlington, DL1 1PR

Derby // 59-61 St Peter's Street, Derby, Derby City, DE1 2AB

Doncaster // 7-17 Frenchgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1QA

Burton On Trent // Unit 1 Underhill Walk, Coopers Sq Shopping Centre, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1DE

Eastbourne // 56 Eastbourne Arndale Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3NW

Exeter // 177-181 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AX

Fareham // 51 Osbourne Square, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0PN

Gloucester // 27-39 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1YU

Gravesend // 5-10 New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AA

Great Yarmouth // 117 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AB

Wood Green // 26 High Road, Wood Green, Greater London, N22 6BX

Harlow // 24 Harvey Centre, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1XT

Knaresborough // St James Retail Park, Grimbold Crag Way, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8PZ

Hartlepool // Unit 94, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 7RZ

Hastings // The Priory Meadow, Queen Square, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QP

Romford // 10 The Liberty, Romford Shopping Centre, Romford, Greater London, RM1 3RL

Horsham // 13-18 Swan Walk, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HQ

Ipswich New // 32-42 Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DZ

Newport Iow // 57 High Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1SD

Hull // 32-38 Jameson Street, Hull, City Of Kingston Upon Hull, HU1 3LY

Kingston // 10 Alderman Judge Mall, Kingston, Greater London, KT1 1BS

Lancaster // 7-17 Market Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HZ

Leicester // 52-54 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, Leicester City, LE1 1DA

Lewisham // 156-160 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, Greater London, SE13 6JL

Lincoln // 196-199 High Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7AL

St Marks Lincoln // 8 The Sidings, St. Marks Retail Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TP

Luton // 69-77 George Street, Luton, Luton, LU1 2AP

Maidstone // 42-50 King St, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS

Mansfield // 32-34 Westgate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1RS

Hempstead Valley // Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham, Medway, ME7 3PD

Milton Keynes Stadium // MK1 Shopping Park, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1ST

Milton Keynes // 116 Silbury Arcade, Secklow Gate, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BE

Barnstaple // Unit 11-12 Green Lanes Shop Ctr, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1UQ

Grimsby // 1-7 Victoria Street West, Freshney Place, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1DF

Scunthorpe // Unit LSU2, 29 Jubilee Way, The Parishes Shopping Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6RB

Weston Supermare // 66-70 High St, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1HS

St James Northampton // St James Retail Park, Towester Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1EE

Northampton // 35-39 Abington Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2AW

Norwich // 23-29 St Stephen's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3QN

Nottingham // 3 Lister Gate Square, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG1 7LB

Nuneaton // Unit 3 Ropewalk Shopping Centre, Chapel St, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TZ

Oxford Lights Debenhams // c/o Debenhams Plc, 1 Magdalen Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AA

Peterborough // Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, Peterborough, PE1 1NJ

Plymouth // 33-39 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1NR

Poole // The Dolphin Centre, Poole, Poole, BH15 1DG

Portsmouth // Cascades, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 4RP

Preston // 20-23 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3PX

Redditch // 18 Park Walk, Kingfisher Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 4HD

Rotherham // Unit 14a Retail World, Stadium Way, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1TG

Sheffield Moor // 43-51 The Moor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4PF

Meadowhall // MSU12, 3 The Gallery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1ER

Cribbs Causeway // Unit 19 Lower Level, The Mall, RSC, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 5GF

Yeovil // 12 The Ivel Square, The Quedam, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1EY

Southend // 36-44 High Street, Southend On Sea, Southend On Sea, SS1 1JG

Surrey Quays // Unit 46-48 Shopping Centre, Red Rriff Road, Rotherhithe, Greater London, SE16 7LL

St Albans // 51-57 St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3DY

Stevenage // 7 The Forum, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1ES

Hanley // 9-15 Parliment Row, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, ST1 1PX

Stoke // Unit A1, The Octagon, Eturia Road, Stoke, Stoke On Trent, ST1 5RR

Stratford Upon Avon // Bridge Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6AD

Sutton // 136-140 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1NG

Swindon // 34 The Parade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1BA

Taunton // 40-44 North Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1LX

Telford // 102 The Boarder, The Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4AE

West Thurrock // 117-118 Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Grays, Thurrock, RM20 2ZH

Torquay // 90-96 Union Street, Torquay, Torbay, TQ2 5PY

Tunbridge Wells // 25-27 Caverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2TJ

Walthamstow // 38-42 Selbourne Walk, Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 7JR

Watford // 83-87 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DQ

Lowestoft // 95-97 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1LX

Salisbury // 37 New Canal Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AG

Worthing // 56 Montague Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3HE

York // 44 Coney Street, York, City Of York, YO1 8ND

York Home // Unit 14 & 14A, Monks Cross Retail Park, York, City of York, YO32 9GX



Just one tick for me.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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Is there an exam on knowing all the stores & addresses?



Non League Projection - 2020/21: https://docs.google.com/...UTgVhKYTo/edit#gid=0
Step 1: https://www.google.com/....119447550000018&z=7
Step 2: https://www.google.com/...677250654298405&z=15
Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
Step 4: https://www.google.com/...536616305542566&z=16
Step 5: https://www.google.com/...399355140531952&z=16
Step 6: https://www.google.com/...1556307438963813&z=9


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Yes, TWokCo is on mastermind and his chosen topic is Bhs stores past and present.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

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Yes, TWokCo is on mastermind and his chosen topic is Bhs stores past and present.

LaughLaughLaugh



Non League Projection - 2020/21: https://docs.google.com/...UTgVhKYTo/edit#gid=0
Step 1: https://www.google.com/....119447550000018&z=7
Step 2: https://www.google.com/...677250654298405&z=15
Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
Step 4: https://www.google.com/...536616305542566&z=16
Step 5: https://www.google.com/...399355140531952&z=16
Step 6: https://www.google.com/...1556307438963813&z=9


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Yesterday was your final chance to tick any missing BHS branches...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37206580

Another high street chain knackered by its own upper-management pillocks.


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W.H.Smiths. Their latest sales figures suggest that they will go to the wall before the decade is out.


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Another staring down the barrel...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38013806

...is the high street stationers Staples, who have been sold "for a nominal amount" to a what could be asset strippers, with the likely result of closure on the UK high street, 106 stores to shut and 1100 people to lose their jobs.

I presume "a nominal amount" is somewhere around the £1 mark, give or take. To add further salt to the wounds of those facing redundancy, some twat describes this as: "build[ing] a plan for success for the business." Unsure


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Just checked everything on the Web, the local one was Office World until they went west. They then morphed into Staples. In both forms they were more or less useless and overpriced. Everything was to much trouble for the staff if you could find one. Why would anyone use them, specialist stuff you buy on line run of the mill stuff you buy from Wilko or someone of that ilk. Just can't see where their market is these days.


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I live within striking distance of two Staples stores. One is poorly staffed and there is never anyone on a till. The other is the complete opposite, the staff are always available, very polite, and will do anything to help you; I think that it is down to the individual managers - certainly the manager in the good store is very pro-active.


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W.H.Smiths. Their latest sales figures suggest that they will go to the wall before the decade is out.


I wouldn't argue against that. The shops are dire and appear to serve no useful purpose.


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W H Smith's have taken on the Crown Post Office function in Perth and are about to do the same in Dunfermline.


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Crewe Main PO closed about 18 months ago and moved into W H Smiths in the shopping centre.
Many more English PO's have done the same.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 87 / 75 / 12 / inc 3 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 14 / 10 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(I(MUI-I)-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-2 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-1(Act 2- Frosinone new)./ Iberia = P = 0-0 & S = 0-0.

Now blogging at https://eccentricity.video.blog/



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W H Smith's have taken on the Crown Post Office function in Perth and are about to do the same in Dunfermline.


Yes, and they will have to gut the inside of WH Smith in Dunfermline if the Post Office are to move in. The layout and décor is dreadful as it stands.


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All our local Post Offices went years ago and the large one in the local Chavley Centre moved into the Co-op. Since then the Co-op has also let out space to Dorothy Perkins and Brantano while the upper floor which was "sold off" when the Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester merged with the one from Warwickshire to the Anglian Co-op but that is now a Gym, we have two Gyms within 150 yards. The employees in the Post Office are employed by the Co-op and one of the tills in the Co-op is also a Pay Point and does basic Post Office service when the Post Office itself is closed. The Post Office also does various other things from selling insurance to exchanging currency. All the Co-op does is sell a bit of food and loads of booze. What was the Post Office is now a betting shop (we have three in the complex) and a Wine Bar.


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W H Smith's have been hosting Post Offices in major centres for a good few years, Cheltenham and Swansea for example, so the model presumably works for them. What does seem customer unfriendly is when they're positioned on the upper floor, though presumably if you make someone who wants to check the weight of a letter walk through the store they might be tempted by overpriced stationery, etc. The Co-op seems to go for smaller places, presumably as part of their overall strategy focussing on largish corner shops.


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I have 5 Co-op's within 10 minutes walk of my house. I hate to think how many there are in the city. Other than special offers or reduced items I never buy anything in them as they are so expensive. My most local one which is on the site of one of Oxford's infamous self combusting pubs is near impossible to get served in as the tills are usually unmanned.


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Clas Ohlson.
They annouced in April that 7 of 13 UK stores were closing; that list didn't include Leeds which occupied quite a prime site ( old Lewis's building) but which has also closed within the last month.
Always found it a bit of a strange store, never quite sure what it's market was.


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Every town I visit, has a B and M, Pound land, Home Bargains, Pound World. ALDI and LIDL are everywhere now. soon every shop would just be these. We should only panic once these shops go out of business.


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The high street clothing chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 680 jobs at risk.

http://www.theguardian.com/...-into-administration

Knowing the dress-sense of most hoppers, I doubt that this is a retail chain that is on the radar of many on this forum. More seriously, it looks to be another example of poor leadership from the top.

For me, the most amazing line in this rather predictable news article is the one that goes...

"Last week Better Capital sold Jaeger's debt to a company understood to be controlled by the retail billionaire Philip Day, who heads Edinburgh Woollen Mill." !!!

I worked in retail for twenty years, and still cannot get my head around how Edinburgh Woollen Mill makes the profits it does, takes over rivals in the way it does, and maintains the High Street presence it does. 10,000 employees and a pre-tax profit of over £91million in the year to 2015 is quite amazing for a shop that (from my experience) sells little more than tatty tartan car-blankets, short-sell-by fudge and seems totally unable to wash its shop windows.


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I worked in retail for twenty years, and still cannot get my head around how Edinburgh Woollen Mill makes the profits it does, takes over rivals in the way it does, and maintains the High Street presence it does. 10,000 employees and a pre-tax profit of over £91million in the year to 2015 is quite amazing for a shop that (from my experience) sells little more than tatty tartan car-blankets, short-sell-by fudge and seems totally unable to wash its shop windows.


Principally because mugs like my wife will cheerfully go in and buy their cardigans and said 'tatty tartan car-blankets'! There was a Woollen Mill shop between the Melrose Sevens car park and the rugby ground on Saturday, and I just knew she couldn't walk past!


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I worked in retail for twenty years, and still cannot get my head around how Edinburgh Woollen Mill makes the profits it does, takes over rivals in the way it does, and maintains the High Street presence it does. 10,000 employees and a pre-tax profit of over £91million in the year to 2015 is quite amazing for a shop that (from my experience) sells little more than tatty tartan car-blankets, short-sell-by fudge and seems totally unable to wash its shop windows.

Given the amount that my window cleaner charges me I think you may have unveiled the secret to Edinburgh Woollen Mill's profit making in your final line. Smile


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Edinburgh Woolen Mill seem to have outlets in most garden centres. So people can buy overpriced Tartan blankets after they have purchased overpriced garden furniture and had an overpriced tea and cake. Go to Wilko and B&M's instead, they sell the same crap but at a much lower price.

Don't EWM own Peacocks cheap and almost cheerful. The problem is it's snobbery why would anyone in their right mind buy anything from Bicester Shopping Village, yet there are miles and miles of tailbacks to get into the place. Someone said a Polo shirt from Bicester last 2 or 3 times as long as one from Primark, hope it does it's ten times the price for the label.


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Marks & Spencer are to close six stores: two of their smaller Simply Food outlets (one near York, and one in Worksop), and more worryingly four larger shops in Portsmouth, Slough, Warrington and Wokingham. Apparently they're looking to open another 36 shops, but I'd bet most (if not all) of these will be the smaller Simply Food shops that have been pretty successful for them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39651093

The one due to close in Portsmouth is in the city centre's main Commercial Road shopping precinct. Since the Gunwharf shopping development opened in 2001 on the site of the old HMS Vernon navy base, Commercial Road has suffered greatly from shop closures, while what is left there is increasingly of the £1-shop of mobiles-unlocked variety. When M&S leaves the street, it really will be the death-knell for the place as a shopping destination, with only Debenhams left (another chain looking to close shops around the country soon).

On the radio shortly after this news broke, I heard a councilor from Warrington being interviewed. He expressed sadness that M&S were leaving his town centre, but was unable to give a proper answer when the reporter pointed out that if his local council hadn't built so many out-of-town shopping parks on the edge of Warrington, maybe the town centre would be in the predicament it is now. Warrington has a stubbornly high rate of vacant shops in its town centre, despite being a relatively wealthy town for its region.


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Debenhams have closed a few warehouses,,,,shops next?



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A recent survey by WHICH? of 100 national high street chains...

http://www.which.co.uk/...h-street-shops-2017/

...names their best and worst shops for 2017. The results aren't actually that much of a surprise.

Top five chains:

Richer Sounds
Toolstation
Harvey Nichols
John Lewis
Waterstones

and the bottom five:

Vodafone
Poundland
Poundstretcher
WHSmith
Morrisons


I'm so glad to see Richer Sounds at the top of that list - I bought myself a new stereo there two year ago, and the service was very good indeed, as was the price. The staff knew what they were talking about, but at no point were they pushy towards any high-commission brands (if they have them). A far cry from the sort of service you'll get at Dixons or Currys.

At the bottom end... as mentioned on earlier posts on this thread, in the space of a dozen years Morrisons have gone from being a well-run family-owned regional supermarket into an absolute basketcase. Despite this, I still bet the twats at the top pay themselves vastly more than the management at Richer Sounds.


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Those wearers of green luminous bibs and ignorers of red traffic lights, the delivery company Deliveroo has just announced worldwide losses of £129million for 2016...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41347817

A whole planet of people too lazy to walk to the shops and too ignorant to learn to cook properly, and they STILL can't make a profit...


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The comedy-club chain Jongleurs has gone into administration...

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/...into_administration/

Have to admit I've only gone to a Jongleurs once: on that evening, the comedians were okay but the audience seemed to be predominantly stag parties using Groupon vouchers. It had too much of the Christmas-works-night-out about it to make me want to go back.


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Not to the wall per se but definitely needing to check the footings is
Toys R Us...another company that has got lost in the ideal of 'stack
'em high and pretend to sell them cheap' ethos.

And of course a generation of punters have wised up to the fact that
punching a few buttons on a keyboard is far preferable to visiting a
soulless out of town Dutch barn.




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Not to the wall per se but definitely needing to check the footings is
Toys R Us...another company that has got lost in the ideal of 'stack
'em high and pretend to sell them cheap' ethos.
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I could have sworn that said "Torys r us".


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Looks like fewer of those there young people want to "get a coffee" these days...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42729092

...Costa Coffee sales are down -0.1% over three months to November 2017. Not a huge drop, but it's a start.

Think I'll celebrate with a cup of tea!


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M&S have announced more store closures https://uk.yahoo.com/...-plan-095446996.html


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Maplins and Toys R Us have gone into administration.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43225248


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Maplins and Toys R Us have gone into administration.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43225248


Soon to be 'toys were us'? I won't miss them, found their security arrangements ridiculously over the top with everyone being seen as a potential shoplifter.

As for Maplins, just way to expensive. Much of what they do can be purchased far cheaper online including delivery and they're the only company I know of who charge for their catalogue.

I feel for the staff involved but not either company.


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Prezzo closing 100 stores.
House of Fraser asking landlords for rent reductions


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M&S have announced more store closures https://uk.yahoo.com/...-plan-095446996.html


My local store being one of them. Not somewhere I really shop, only get dragged through by the wife. Occasionally bought their '2 Dine for £10' meal and wine offer, which can be good value. I do feel for some of the staff. I worked there in the mid 1990s and some of the people I worked with then are still there now. Apparently they were only told of the impending closure the day it was announced on the news.


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It's been a long time coming, but fears are mounting for 'Mothercare'...

http://www.drapersonline.com/...care/7029868.article

Mothercare employs over 5000 people in the UK.


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Carpetright have announced the closure of 92 shops.


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Marks & Spencer are to close six stores: two of their smaller Simply Food outlets (one near York, and one in Worksop), and more worryingly four larger shops in Portsmouth, Slough, Warrington and Wokingham. Apparently they're looking to open another 36 shops, but I'd bet most (if not all) of these will be the smaller Simply Food shops that have been pretty successful for them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39651093

The one due to close in Portsmouth is in the city centre's main Commercial Road shopping precinct. Since the Gunwharf shopping development opened in 2001 on the site of the old HMS Vernon navy base, Commercial Road has suffered greatly from shop closures, while what is left there is increasingly of the £1-shop or mobiles-unlocked variety. When M&S leaves the street, it really will be the death-knell for the place as a shopping destination, with only Debenhams left (another chain looking to close shops around the country soon).

On the radio shortly after this news broke, I heard a councilor from Warrington being interviewed. He expressed sadness that M&S were leaving his town centre, but was unable to give a proper answer when the reporter pointed out that if his local council hadn't built so many out-of-town shopping parks on the edge of Warrington, maybe the town centre would be in the predicament it is now. Warrington has a stubbornly high rate of vacant shops in its town centre, despite being a relatively wealthy town for its region.


Worse than anyone at first thought at Marks & Spencer...

http://www.theguardian.com/...s-list-marks-spencer

...with at least 100 store closures planned for over the next four years.


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And it's not looking good for Homebase...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44248409

...whose Australian owner, Wesfarmers, has sold the chain for just one pound, just two years after buying it for £340million. (That has got to hurt! Unsure)

The Homebase chain has now been bought by Hilco, who describe themselves at 'restructuring specialists'.


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W H Smith voted worst shop on the UK high street.

https://www.theguardian.com/...hop-by-which-readers

"What a surprise!" said no-one, ever.


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The full list of 100 retailers is in this article...

http://www.inews.co.uk/...l-list-of-100-shops/

I actually sympathise with WH Smith a little with this survey - one article I've read says that the main complaints people had tended to be about crowded shops and other people getting in their way (a couple of points that WH Smith can only do a certain amount about - many of their shops are in busy locations, and if someone decides to buy their copy of NLP at Waterloo station at 6pm just before their train departs, they really shouldn't be that surprised if things take longer than they want... though then being offered a giant bar of chocolate that they don't want ain't going to improve their mood either, I suppose). There is certainly plenty they could do to improve matters, but WH Smith is always going to be an easy target for people contributing to a survey like this, just the same as a shop like LUSH is always going to do really well,. However, I can tell you now which of those two retailers I find infinitely the more useful.

I'm surprised that the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury's haven't come out of this with a bit more of a kicking - I find their Metro and Local shops a woeful experience. And don't get me started on mobile phone shops.


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Carphone Warehouse announces the closure of 92 shops out of their estate of just over 700...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44286924


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It's been a long time coming, but fears are mounting for 'Mothercare'...

Mothercare employs over 5000 people in the UK.


Mothercare are to close 50 of their 137 shops by next year, with the loss of 800 jobs...

http://www.theguardian.com/...rt-of-rescue-package


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Poundworld seems to be in trouble and maybe GTL would have been better in having a pop at them with more than an element of truth attached to it.Sly


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Thirty-one (of 59) House of Fraser stores to close by early 2019...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44394948


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With all these recent shop closures from large retailers it is bringing back memories of the early 1980's. Time to play The Specials and Ghost Town.



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Maybe we should switch to looking out which high street chains won't be biting the bullet. Shocked


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I'll start the list

Boots - people need somewhere to pick up their prescription for valium.

Greggs - To grab a snack while on their way to Boots to pick up their prescription for valium.



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I understand a number of high profile estate agent chains have concerns about their future on the high street. I was told they are bricking it, purple bricking ir


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When a large retailer closes this has a knock on effect on smaller retailers. High Streets with rows of empty shops not bringing in business rates for the local council which effects services.



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This can always give charitable organisations the chance to snap up these empty shops but they are normally given the premises at cut rates and as good a job as these organisations do it hardly brings in money to large towns and many say it doesn't look good.


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Its all down to internet shopping.
About 80% of my wifes shopping is done from the keyboard these days.


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I'll start the list

Boots - people need somewhere to pick up their prescription for valium.

Greggs - To grab a snack while on their way to Boots to pick up their prescription for valium.

Wetherspoons.
09:00 Greggs - To grab a snack while on their way to Boots to pick up their prescription for valium.
09:15 Boots - to pick up their prescription for valium.

09:30 Wetherspoons - where they'll spend the day, occasionally popping outside to puff on a ragged roll up filled with horse hair and camel shit. Sly



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Are you Molders in disguise ?


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Marks & Spencer and Poundstretcher are to merge; the up market stores are now to be known are Stretch Marks, whilst the cheap and cheerful ones will be known as Pound Spender.


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Are you Molders in disguise ?

I've seen it with my own eyes Paddy! Ok, not the preceding visits to Boot's and Gregg's, but if you're in town early doors you'll see them standing outside waiting for the pub to open in all their dishevellry. It is, of course, very sad to see people choosing to live like that, but they certainly do exist and there is certainly a level of fact to back up the stereotype.



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Poundworld goes into administration.

Perhaps Arron Banks could get together with his pals and relaunch it as Roubleworld.


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What does it say about the UK and the UK economy when a pound shop goes into administration? Looks like there are going to be tough times ahead for all but the wealthy.



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What does it say about the UK and the UK economy when a pound shop goes into administration?


It says that the pound has been struggling against other currencies. These pound shops (according to the Five Live money presenter this afternoon) source most of their stock from overseas, and the difference in the exchange rates has eaten up all their margin plus a bit more, and with the whole point of their existence being "pound shops", they can't easily do what other shops would do, and put up their prices a bit to compensate.


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Poundland charge more than a £1 for things or get manufacturer to make smaller quantities so they can still use the £1 price point.

The economy is on it's arse comparatively, internet sales are being blamed for high street closures. Problem is those chains are also showing internet sales are down too!



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Poundland charge more than a £1 for things or get manufacturer to make smaller quantities so they can still use the £1 price point.

The economy is on it's arse comparatively, internet sales are being blamed for high street closures. Problem is those chains are also showing internet sales are down too!


I had to pay £2 for 4 blue Bic biros at Poundland yesterday. 4 Black biros were £1. Is there a shortage of blue ink?



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I had to pay £2 for 4 blue Bic biros at Poundland yesterday. 4 Black biros were £1. Is there a shortage of blue ink?


Probably a surplus of black biros! Strange how most of us prefer blue to write with but black to type with.


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Blue bics are cheaper than black ones on Amazon.



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Some interesting articles in the financial sections of the weekend press.

Gloom and Doom for more high street chains on the horizon, allegedly !



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Couldn't possibly have anything to do with Brexit could it?


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Couldn't possibly have anything to do with Brexit could it?


Who'd have thunk it



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I thought this interesting...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44411338

...an article listing the types of retail premises that suffered the most closures and the most new openings (net figures) during 2017.

Biggest net increases are:

Barbers ................... 624
Beauty salons .......... 388
Vaping shops/tobacconists .... 381
Cafes/tea rooms ...... 353
Nail salons .............. 176
Restaurants & bars .... 174
Coffee shops ............ 158
Pizza takeaways ........ 145
Health clubs ............. 100
Mobile phone shops .... 97
Bars ........................ 94
Chemists ................. 91
Funeral directors ....... 85
Pizzerias ................. 78
Tattoo/piercing .......... 77
Chinese takeaways ..... 77

Biggest net decreases:

Pubs & inns ............... 747
Bank branches ............ 711
Travel agents ............. 679
Post offices ................ 577
Newsagents ............... 364
Estate agents ............ 349
Women's clothes ........ 311
Convenience shops ...... 305
Shoe shops ................ 304
Fashion ..................... 274
Bookmakers ............... 176
Computer shops ......... 144
Gift shops .................. 137
Indian restaurants ....... 137
Discount stores ........... 131

Pubs, banks and travel agents closing down is all old (though still sad) news, but I'm surprised to see shoe shops there - that's an area of retail I thought that supermarkets had only dabbled in up to now. And I always thought it not the sort of thing people would by on the internet - I personally wouldn't dream of buying a pair of my Docs without trying them on first.

I have to admit to being very suspicious whenever I see a nail salon opening up. About eight years ago, a small iron mongers in Oxford called Gill's sadly closed down after many years - run by three blokes in brown aprons, you could buy single nails/screws/fuses (try doing that in B&Q), useful off-cuts of wood or tile, and loads of other things. And the place always seemed full of customers. Unfortunately, the rent went up and up beyond what they could afford and they chose to close the shop (though last I heard they still have a shop in Chipping Norton). Instead, the shop is now a nail salon - never any customers in there when I walk past each day. So how the hell do THEY pay the rent?

Another established clothes shop called Oaks moved out of the Oxford Covered Market a couple of years ago and into a much less glamorous location, saying that the rents had gone too high for them. Fair enough, but then their old unit in the market is taken over by a bloke selling a few t-shirts and fridge-magnets to the bleedin' tourists. If an established retailer like Oaks can't afford the rent, how come some sub-standard Arthur Daley selling tat CAN?

I appreciate that shops open and shops close, but I've got a feeling that the playing-field ain't very level between one side of this list and the other.


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Poundworld goes into administration.


Closing-down sale starts today...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44554450

Poundworld has 355 shops and employs 5,100 staff, although the administrators are hopeful that some shops and jobs can be saved.


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Poundworld goes into administration.


Closing-down sale starts today...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44554450

Poundworld has 355 shops and employs 5,100 staff, although the administrators are hopeful that some shops and jobs can be saved.

Does this mean everything will be on sale for £1?



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I buy all of my footwear online, I'm a size 11 and I'm at an age now where I don't need my Mum to take me to get my feet measuredWink

Molders tells me Buncranaboy goes to Shoe Zone, well his wife does....



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United Footwear are also very good. No animals are harmed whilst manufacturing their shoes.


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And it's not looking good for Homebase...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44248409

...whose Australian owner, Wesfarmers, has sold the chain for just one pound, just two years after buying it for £340million. (That has got to hurt! Unsure)

The Homebase chain has now been bought by Hilco, who describe themselves at 'restructuring specialists'.


Up to 60 stores in line for the chop

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45119606


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House of Fraser now in administration


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Expect Debenhams to follow soon


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And has now been bought by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct for £90m.


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Countrywide Estate Agents.

I've not seen any stories of them struggling in the papers yet, but their share price has dropped from £160 last August to £14.08 at close today.

They have over 850 branches and employ 10,000 people.


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Not looking good for Patisserie Valerie as the Finance Director is attested.

Knock-on impact to other stores, such as Debenhams who have PV concessions in their stores.


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Was he creaming off the profits?


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Was he creaming off the profits?


Probably had his head turned by some tart......


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Debenhams have made record losses & wants to close 50 stores. The biggest problem is they’re tied into longterm lease contracts on the properties https://www.google.co.uk/...mp/business-45975321



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"Sir" Phillip Green has been named in the House of Lords (so I believe it's safe to repeat it) by Lord Peter Hain as the man who has paid off victims of racial and sexual harrassment to keep quiet. The effect on his retail empire remains to be seen.


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GBK to close one in five outlets (heard this on Radio 4 yesterday)...

https://www.theguardian.com/...e-in-five-uk-outlets


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HMV

If you have a gift card for the above or anything to return to them, the word is to act now. The BBC are saying that HMV are expected to enter administration again very shortly.


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The northern menswear chain Greenwoods has gone into administration.

Coincidence? I think not!


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Coincidence? I think not!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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The northern menswear chain Greenwoods has gone into administration.

Coincidence? I think not!


At the Peterborough store there has always seemed to be a sale on..


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M&S name 17 more stores it intends to close.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46876749


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M&S name 17 more stores it intends to close.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46876749


is it just me or is there a feel of 1981 & 1982 in the air? For those under 35, this was a time when the national news would report job losses on a daily basis, unemployment rose to over 3 million (unofficially it was more like over 4 million) and UK town centres were ghost towns. It might not be as bad today (yet) as it was back then but the UK does appear to be heading in that direction.



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Cafe chain Patisserie Valerie as gone stale, well into administration, The company employs around 2500 people. I have to say I haven't heard of this company.



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M&S name 17 more stores it intends to close.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46876749


is it just me or is there a feel of 1981 & 1982 in the air? For those under 35, this was a time when the national news would report job losses on a daily basis, unemployment rose to over 3 million (unofficially it was more like over 4 million) and UK town centres were ghost towns. It might not be as bad today (yet) as it was back then but the UK does appear to be heading in that direction.


However, more people are employed in the country than ever before according to stats release today.

I think though, linked to your eighties comment, you could draw a parallel with the closure of pits. An outdated industry that has gone past its peak. Simply put, more and more people are shopping online and putting high street retailers out of business.

I would also add, that like the pits, the Government has contributed to this retail decline;
1. Insufficient taxation of online retailers
2. High business rates
3. National living wage and pension increases are hitting retailers particularly hard.


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Cafe chain Patisserie Valerie as gone stale, well into administration, The company employs around 2500 people. I have to say I haven't heard of this company.


Unfortunately they're a posh persons' tea-and-cream-cake type of cafe, rather than the egg'n'chips sort of place I frequent. Some of the cafes are stand-alone set-ups while others are housed in places like Debenhams.

Here's a quite damning piece from the BBC website...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46965761

...explaining about the £15ml of shares they sold as a rescue plan to investors in November, shortly after their last well-publicised brush with closure when a financial black-hole was discovered along with falsified accounting. I presume that those shares are now worthless.

It appears that 70 shops will go immediately, with about 900 redundancies from a workforce of 3,000. 121 cafes will continue to trade for the time being while buyers are sought.


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I thought this interesting...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44411338

...an article listing the types of retail premises that suffered the most closures and the most new openings (net figures) during 2017.

Biggest net increases are:

Barbers ................... 624
Beauty salons .......... 388
Vaping shops/tobacconists .... 381
Cafes/tea rooms ...... 353
Nail salons .............. 176
Restaurants & bars .... 174
Coffee shops ............ 158
Pizza takeaways ........ 145
Health clubs ............. 100
Mobile phone shops .... 97
Bars ........................ 94
Chemists ................. 91
Funeral directors ....... 85
Pizzerias ................. 78
Tattoo/piercing .......... 77
Chinese takeaways ..... 77

Biggest net decreases:

Pubs & inns ............... 747
Bank branches ............ 711
Travel agents ............. 679
Post offices ................ 577
Newsagents ............... 364
Estate agents ............ 349
Women's clothes ........ 311
Convenience shops ...... 305
Shoe shops ................ 304
Fashion ..................... 274
Bookmakers ............... 176
Computer shops ......... 144
Gift shops .................. 137
Indian restaurants ....... 137
Discount stores ........... 131

Pubs, banks and travel agents closing down is all old (though still sad) news, but I'm surprised to see shoe shops there - that's an area of retail I thought that supermarkets had only dabbled in up to now. And I always thought it not the sort of thing people would by on the internet - I personally wouldn't dream of buying a pair of my Docs without trying them on first.

I have to admit to being very suspicious whenever I see a nail salon opening up. About eight years ago, a small iron mongers in Oxford called Gill's sadly closed down after many years - run by three blokes in brown aprons, you could buy single nails/screws/fuses (try doing that in B&Q), useful off-cuts of wood or tile, and loads of other things. And the place always seemed full of customers. Unfortunately, the rent went up and up beyond what they could afford and they chose to close the shop (though last I heard they still have a shop in Chipping Norton). Instead, the shop is now a nail salon - never any customers in there when I walk past each day. So how the hell do THEY pay the rent?

Another established clothes shop called Oaks moved out of the Oxford Covered Market a couple of years ago and into a much less glamorous location, saying that the rents had gone too high for them. Fair enough, but then their old unit in the market is taken over by a bloke selling a few t-shirts and fridge-magnets to the bleedin' tourists. If an established retailer like Oaks can't afford the rent, how come some sub-standard Arthur Daley selling tat CAN?

I appreciate that shops open and shops close, but I've got a feeling that the playing-field ain't very level between one side of this list and the other.


I have it on good authority from the local plod that the continued opening of more barbers, nail bars and the like that rarely have customers in them are merely an extension of the black economy. That is, Drug Monies being recycycled or washed through these outlets.

In my part of SE London we have seen proliferation of such premises.

It simply beggars belief that we as a nation haven't yet followed the path of Portugal, Canada and many states in the USA and legalised most drugs thereby reducing criminality and providing a tidy tax take at the same time.

I realise on a forum such as this, where for most alcohol is the drug of choice, its a minority view but would add that my contact at the local nick is of the same opinion.


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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.



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The problem with Ronsdog's black economy is what else is in the picture, and what else is being laundered
Drugs are of course a major part of the illegal economy
But so is the transportation of migrants across the channel and other borders
So is a large portion of the prostitution business

And even in countries where drug use and prostitution are legal, there is a lot that is illegal attached to these trades.
There is a lot of money around that needs to be laundered.



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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.

Philip May?


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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.

Philip May?


The husband of Theresa May the current, as of 24/1/19, Prime Minister



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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.

Philip May?


The husband of Theresa May the current, as of 24/1/19, Prime Minister

Oh I see. I wasn't aware that he had been promoted from dustman to formulating Government PR. He has done well for himself. Smile


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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.

Philip May?


The husband of Theresa May the current, as of 24/1/19, Prime Minister

Oh I see. I wasn't aware that he had been promoted from dustman to formulating Government PR. He has done well for himself. Smile


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Once Philip May as figured out a way of making money from it while ensuring it doesn't come over seedy then legalised drugs will be on the governments agenda.

Philip May?


The husband of Theresa May the current, as of 24/1/19, Prime Minister

Oh I see. I wasn't aware that he had been promoted from dustman to formulating Government PR. He has done well for himself. Smile


That is what happens when you know (or married to) the right people.


Or follow the stock market Tykey.....I thought you were referring to Philip Morris, makers of Marlboro and Benson and Hedges. Their parent company Altria recently made a major investment in the burgeoning weed market. Their shares have risen by 25% since, returning a tidy profit.

A little research just goes to show you don't need to know or be married to the 'right' people.


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However, more people are employed in the country than ever before according to stats release today.


The figures are highly misleading though as anyone who works even one hour is counted as being in employment. Underemployment and very low earning self-employment is a significant issue and many people are in working poverty (I remember reading that something like 80% of self-employed are in poverty)

Plus it's important to bear in mind the context that the UK's population is higher than it's ever been, so naturally there would be 'record' numbers of people in work.

Any time the government claims record this or that, population growth or inflation is usually conveniently ignored.


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The off-licence chain Oddbins (and its parent company European Food Brands) is about to go into administration for the second time in eight years...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47034819

...with the threat of closure of forty-five shops and redundancy of over five hundred workers (a good dozen of whom are my friends - I worked for Oddbins myself from 2000 to 2009).


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Tesco looking to reduce it's workforce by 9000. I wonder if the government will these be classed as zero hour contract jobs and not count towards the unemployment figure?



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Very sad news...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/...d-hampshire-47211071

...with the independent joke/fancy-dress/toy/party shop 'U-Need-Us' in Portsmouth's Commercial Road due to close. The business has been run by the Searle family for 96 years.


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Not quite a high street chain, but Fly BMI have gone bust.



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Not 100 percent on the topic but on the High Streets where I live in Southampton quite a few Gyms have opened up on High Streets.


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Closures announced by Paperchase, the high street card and gift shop.

Only five of their 145 shops are set to close at the moment, but another 23 are at risk as the company tries to cut costs. Profits fell from +£600k in 2017 to a loss of -£6.3ml in 2018.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47441119


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Giraffe and EdsEasy Diners to close up to 30 restaurants with the loss of 340 jobs.....https://www.ft.com/...e9-b896-fe36ec32aece


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One for those local to Leicester.

After 80 years Brucciani has decided to close. Last trading day 4th May for the local bakers.

Whilst not in financial trouble they have concluded it’s not viable to make the necessary investments to stay competitive in the future.


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The high-end women's clothes shop LK Bennett has called in the administrators...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47488854

They have 39 shops, another 37 concessions working out of other stores, and employ about 500 people.


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Methinks the Boston Tea Party - no me neither - as
the owner's ethical stance has seen profits plunge
£250k in a year.

Certainly out of the running for 'Businessman of the Year'.




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Trouble for the high-street fashion store Bonmarche, who employ 1,900 full-time staff and have 312 shops...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47783538

...who might be rescued by The Edinburgh Woolen Mill (surely the last remaining successful fashion outlet left?) Unsure


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A list was announced today of twenty-two branches of Debenhams which will be closed next year, with the loss of 1,200 staff. That figure of shop closures is expected to climb to at least fifty...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48063604

the twenty-two stored named are:

Altrincham
Ashford
Birmingham Fort
Canterbury
Chatham
Eastbourne
Folkestone
Great Yarmouth
Guildford
Kircaldy
Orpington
Slough
Southport
Southsea
Staines
Stockton-on-Tees
Walton-on-Thames
Wandsworth
Welwyn Garden City
Wimbledon
Witney
Wolverhampton



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If Steptoe gets into No 10 and gives kids £10 an hour, surely the whole of the high street will be in dire trouble.


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Select fashion stores (169 shops, 1800 staff) in administration.

https://www.itv.com/news/central/2019-05-10/fashion-store-select-goes-into-administration/


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Jamie Oliver's restaurant group has gone into administration (Jamie's Italian, Barbecoa, Fifteen).

1,300 jobs are at risk.

He is "saddened" apparently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48352026


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Boots The Chemist is reviewing the future of over 200 of its shops...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48435802


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A resent survey of High Street retailers by Which?...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48433692

...gives some predictable results.

They name WH Smiths as the worst retailer in the UK, with Homebase, New Look, the woeful Sports Direct and Clinton Cards not far behind.

They name the best UK High Street retailer as Richer Sounds (again, unsurprisingly). Others that are high up in their rankings include John Lewis, Screwfix, Waterstones and Apple.


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Arcadia Group’s future hangs in the balance https://www.google.co.uk/...e9-a24d-b42f641eca37



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Oh dear, how sad! Never mind.


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The Yorkshire Linen Company has closed it's nineteen remaining stores across the north of England. They had previously closed 8 (including Scarborough) in February, in an effort to keep the business going.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/.../uk-england-48639212


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William Hill biting the bullet on the High Street anyway with the closure of 700 shops. I guess more and more people are using the app & website than the unprofitable betting shops.

https://www.racingpost.com/...taff-affected/388682



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William Hill biting the bullet on the High Street anyway with the closure of 700 shops. I guess more and more people are using the app & website than the unprofitable betting shops.

https://www.racingpost.com/...taff-affected/388682


William Hill are blaming the government for the job losses, stating it was the reduced limit on instant gaming machines to be the reason for the closures, but as you say, shops aren't profitable anymore with gamblers preferring play online.



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William Hill are blaming the government for the job losses, stating it was the reduced limit on instant gaming machines to be the reason for the closures, but as you say, shops aren't profitable anymore with gamblers preferring play online.


That will hit all the bookies who have the machines, not just William Hill, I haven't heard of Labrokes, Coral , or any of the other bookies have wholesale closures (yet). In my opinion that excuse is just looking to pass the buck on to someone else.



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William Hill are blaming the government for the job losses, stating it was the reduced limit on instant gaming machines to be the reason for the closures, but as you say, shops aren't profitable anymore with gamblers preferring play online.


That will hit all the bookies who have the machines, not just William Hill, I haven't heard of Labrokes, Coral , or any of the other bookies have wholesale closures (yet). In my opinion that excuse is just looking to pass the buck on to someone else.

Yes it is. At least they haven't blamed Brexit..... yet



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Jobs to be cut at Tesco Metros.


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Jobs to be cut at Tesco Metros.


Reacting to the change in customers' shopping habits.

Shoppers now buy their 'messages' on the day for that day rather than doing whole week shops as was the norm.


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Jobs to be cut at Tesco Metros.


Reacting to the change in customers' shopping habits.

Shoppers now buy their 'messages' on the day for that day rather than doing whole week shops as was the norm.


I think you have this the wrong way around - aren't the "Metros" the small stores that have replaced the local corner shops? More likely they have killed off the opposition and can now retreat in areas where their hypermarket then becomes the nearest store.



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Jobs to be cut at Tesco Metros.


Reacting to the change in customers' shopping habits.

Shoppers now buy their 'messages' on the day for that day rather than doing whole week shops as was the norm.


I think you have this the wrong way around - aren't the "Metros" the small stores that have replaced the local corner shops? More likely they have killed off the opposition and can now retreat in areas where their hypermarket then becomes the nearest store.


No, I think you are wrong to say that .


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49239916


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Thomas Cook are on the verge of administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49761464


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Thomas Cook are on the verge of administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49761464



And they’ve now gone insolvent, leaving 150,000 stranded.



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Thomas Cook are on the verge of administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49761464



And they’ve now gone insolvent, leaving 150,000 stranded.


An analog company in a digital age. Thoroughly badly run for years.

How they’ve survived for so long, with debts of £1.7bn is more of a surprise.


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never been one for package holidays but last time i went abroad, to Holland i booked hotel and flight myself easily enough and i think several other do so and use sites like expedia. Only good thing i can see coming from Thomas cooks demise is the smaller travel agents will bet a boost in business from those that still like to use high st travel agents.



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Thomas Cook are on the verge of administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49761464



And they’ve now gone insolvent, leaving 150,000 stranded.


Just have to point out that tjhose people already abroad with Thomas Cook are not stranded. They are covered by ATOL which is backed by the government and all bills will be paid. These people just have to wait for their rearranged flight. The hotel in Tunisia that allegedly held UK holiday makers hostage until they paid their bills out of their own pockets, where doing so illegally, or probably just didn't understand how ATOL works. Either way, everyone should avoid this hotel in the future if that is how they treat their guests,



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Just to point out that many Thomas Cook users already abroad ARE stranded.
I have used many T Cook flights but not package deals esp to the USA.

Atol only covers package holidays, so many are well and truly stuffed.



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I admit to not checking the conditions, but I would hope any decent travel insurer would cover this



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Just have to point out that tjhose people already abroad with Thomas Cook are not stranded. They are covered by ATOL which is backed by the government and all bills will be paid.


Why on earth is £100 million of taxpayers' money required?


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Just to point out that many Thomas Cook users already abroad ARE stranded.
I have used many T Cook flights but not package deals esp to the USA.

Atol only covers package holidays, so many are well and truly stuffed.


It is correct that ATOL only covers package holidays so anyone that just booked flight would be stranded, but the UK government are still going to repatriate those people that have already left the UK on flight only deals. The majority of Thomas Cook package holidays are to Greece and the Greek government are laying on flights, the Greek government know they will get their money back from the UK and they probably realise that if they left these tourists out to dry it would have a major impact on the tourist industry which Greece relies heavily on.

If anyone did only book a flight then if they paid by credit card and have yet to depart the UK then they should contact their credit card company.



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dottirofhod
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Sep 23, 2019, 4:19 PM

Posts: 13740
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

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Yes I have used the credit card refund route, its sometjing like rule(75)? to claim.

Long term clients are stuck, no repatriafion after Oct 6.

Youl have to pay to get home and claim later, single flights can be astronomical in price esp at short notice.
Some flight companies may help out stranded flight only clients.



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Chris1963
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 26, 2019, 4:25 PM

Posts: 6942
Location: North London
Team(s): Oxford United / Groundhopper

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I read something interesting in the sports pages of the Evening Standard yesterday. Apparently, Thomas Cook had taken bookings from Chelsea fans for their forthcoming away trips to Lille and Southampton. Presumably flying to the airports of these towns, but Southampton is only an hour by train from London! One wonders what Greta Thunberg would make of this.


Wheelbarrow
First Team Star

Sep 26, 2019, 5:52 PM

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I read something interesting in the sports pages of the Evening Standard yesterday. Apparently, Thomas Cook had taken bookings from Chelsea fans for their forthcoming away trips to Lille and Southampton. Presumably flying to the airports of these towns, but Southampton is only an hour by train from London! One wonders what Greta Thunberg would make of this.

Or Eurostar to Lille and a coach trip to Southampton.


paulh66
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Sep 26, 2019, 6:01 PM

Posts: 19266
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

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Pity any Bury fan who booked a Thomas Cook holiday to cheer themselves up..


Chris1963
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 26, 2019, 8:10 PM

Posts: 6942
Location: North London
Team(s): Oxford United / Groundhopper

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Or Eurostar to Lille and a coach trip to Southampton.


I don't know if Thomas Cook actually does either of these. I must confess to knowing very little about them - I don't think I even used any of their shops before the internet era began. In any case, I don't see why Chelsea fans going to Lille would need to book with TC when they could easily book direct with Eurostar, either by phone or on-line.


buncranaboy
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Sep 26, 2019, 8:26 PM

Posts: 17971
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley

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Thomas Cook did lots of hospitality packages to major sporting events. There would have been no flights involved in what you saw.


Tykeoldboy
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 26, 2019, 8:29 PM

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Team(s): Doncaster Rovers, Everton, Mablethorpe

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This is assuming that Chelsea fans live in the London area and not at some secluded beach resort in Cornwall or Monaco.



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seadogfan
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Oct 7, 2019, 4:08 PM

Posts: 790
Location: Scarborough
Team(s): Scarborough Athletic

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Pizza Express in trouble


007Dale
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Oct 7, 2019, 6:04 PM

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Pizza Express in trouble


Another private equity firm ruining a perfectly good business. Profit before interest c£40m, take off £93m interest payments and they’re losing £50+m.

As context, their debt is £2.3m per restaurant. £1.1bn debt with virtually no saleable assets other than fixtures and fittings.

It is, of course, the employees that suffer in the end.


windydcfc
Man City Transfer Target!


Oct 18, 2019, 7:37 PM

Posts: 10474
Location: Barnetby
Team(s): Derby County FC England Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Bonmarche has collapsed into administration, putting 2900 jobs at risk.



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