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oxpete
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May 29, 2019, 4:15 AM

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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


oxpete
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May 29, 2019, 4:23 AM

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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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Jun 12, 2019, 8:49 AM

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Oh dear, how sad! Never mind.


Whiskey Coates
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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


blackdouglas
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Jul 4, 2019, 10:35 AM

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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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Tykeoldboy
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Jul 4, 2019, 2:59 PM

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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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blackdouglas
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Jul 4, 2019, 8:17 PM

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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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Tykeoldboy
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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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ReeceD1993
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Aug 11, 2019, 1:41 AM

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Jobs to be cut at Tesco Metros.


Yatesman
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Aug 11, 2019, 10:59 AM

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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.


leohoenig
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Aug 11, 2019, 12:35 PM

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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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Yatesman
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Aug 11, 2019, 10:23 PM

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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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Sep 20, 2019, 12:07 PM

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Thomas Cook are on the verge of administration.

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


windydcfc
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Sep 23, 2019, 6:49 AM

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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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Step 3: https://www.google.com/...358611350589399&z=16
Step 4: https://www.google.com/...536616305542566&z=16
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007Dale
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Sep 23, 2019, 8:21 AM

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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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Sep 23, 2019, 1:07 PM

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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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Tykeoldboy
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Sep 23, 2019, 1:46 PM

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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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dottirofhod
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Sep 23, 2019, 3:10 PM

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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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leohoenig
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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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PaulC
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Sep 23, 2019, 4:02 PM

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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?


Tykeoldboy
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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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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
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Sep 26, 2019, 4:25 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.


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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.

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