Who will be the next high street chain to bite the bullet?

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Laura Ashley has collapsed into administration.
 

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John Lewis to close all 50 stores on a temporary basis due to the virus.
 

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The shopping-centre company INTU has warned that it could go bust, after revealing that it made losses of -£2billion in 2019, adding to a total debt of -£5billion...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51851791

INTU owns seventeen shopping centres in the UK, including Metrocentre in Gatehead, Trafford Centre, Milton Keynes and Lakeside.

These indoor shopping centres (whether owned by INTU or anyone else) have been losing ground for sometime now. The one at Bargate in central Southampton sat empty for years and was recently demolished. And I recently walked through The Cascades Centre in Portsmouth and remembered the huge fuss made when it was opened in 1989 - now it's half-empty and looking very sorry for itself, having been usurped by the newer Gunwharf centre. I also visited The Quadrant shopping centre in Swansea recently, which presently has its innards held up by a huge rack of scaffolding. And the INTU-owned Broadmarsh Centre in Nottingham was looking near-derelict last year (it seems to be nothing but an enormous covered short-cut to the railway station these days, though it does admittedly still have a Fopp). Even a beautiful place like Shrewsbury has a stinkingly ugly one, full of empty units, confusing signage and escalators that seem to lead nowhere.
The Milton Keynes one despite having far more choice that Oxford's Westgate or Rushden Lakes to name but two relatively near competitors has no where near the footfall of those and is looking it's age.
 

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The pizza restaurant chain Carluccio's has been having serious problems for a few years, but could well now be in the last-chance saloon...

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...with the threat of up to 2,000 redundancies.
 

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Rent-to-own high-street retailer Brighthouse has called in the administrators...

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...putting 2,400 jobs at risk.
 

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Perm any one from 30 right now...
 

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More bad news on the high street...

Women's fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse are to appoint administrators, with about 2,300 jobs at risk...

Oasis and Warehouse
 

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The Kath Kidston chain is to close all sixty of its shops with the loss of over 900 jobs...

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...while Primark's sales have dropped to zero, as they do not sell products on-line...

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Looking on the bright side I suppose that is fewer doors for Border Enforcement to go knocking at to make sure the 14 day quarentine laws are being upheld.
 

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Specialist Leisure Group, which owns Shearings Travel, has collapsed into administratuin, with the cancellation of 64,000 holidays and the loss of 2,500 jobs within Shearings.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/shearings-collapsed-administration-specialist-leisure-group-coronavirus-a9528906.html
I’ve always held a grudge against Shearings.
Still engrained in my memory in Shearings coach after Shearings coach full of Blackburn Rovers fans waving money at us after they controversially beat Leicester in the 1992 playoff final. I swear it must have taken us six hours to get home that day. Very miserable journey back from the twin towers.
 

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With not enough people flying at this current time, and then hiring cars at the airport when they reach the other end, Hertz has filed for bankruptcy with debts of £15 billion.
 
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With not enough people flying at this current time, and then hiring cars at the airport when they reach the other end, Hertz has filed for bankruptcy with debts of £15 billion.
With debts of £15 billion, Hertz were possibly heading that way, even without coronavirus.
 

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I'd have thought worldwide lockdowns rather than just a drop in air travellers is what's screwed the car rental industry.
 

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