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by DJDave
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 20.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Yeah I think it showed how bad the company was run when they got Chris in and then didn't like any of his ideas and got rid.
by DJDave
Tue 16 Jun, 2020 22.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Looks like trouble at Poundstretcher, if landlords don't reduce the rent, half the chain could go. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53063278 Incidentally, the article says that they own Bargain Buys... that's not right, is it? Bargain Buys was part of Poundworld. I'm not surprised I went in one ...
by DJDave
Tue 12 May, 2020 22.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

They have rolled a few round here now in Merseyside.
by DJDave
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 22.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Whatever you may think of Mike Ashley, those stores would be better in his hands than the current Debenhams management. Ha ha, have you not seen House Of Fraser since Mike Ashley took it over? it looks like an even bigger sports direct. Maybe, but only one of Sports Direct and House of Fraser was s...
by DJDave
Thu 02 Apr, 2020 20.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Martin Phillp wrote:
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 17.30
Whatever you may think of Mike Ashley, those stores would be better in his hands than the current Debenhams management.
Ha ha, have you not seen House Of Fraser since Mike Ashley took it over? it looks like an even bigger sports direct.
by DJDave
Thu 26 Dec, 2019 16.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

My nearest BonMarche was one of the stores not saved. Not that I ever saw anyone go into it. They spent thousands fitting out and moving my local Bonmarche to a new location, only to close it less than 3 months later. If they’re OK with p*****g away money like that, then I’m not surprised at what’s...
by DJDave
Thu 19 Dec, 2019 22.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Neil wrote:
Thu 19 Dec, 2019 18.21
I had no idea Sayers/Poundbakery was in administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-50853297
No I had no Idea either.
by DJDave
Sat 30 Nov, 2019 17.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Ah, just 'Mike Ashley lite' then. Kind of figures I guess. Which Peacocks store was nicer than Primark by the way? The newer ones at the time (I'm thinking Sheffield The Moor which might have only been open a year in total as it closed after the administration) were fairly bland and there were plen...
by DJDave
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 22.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Called that move from day 1, having worked for Peacocks/Ewm before, I know how he works. Good or bad? Do tell... I worked for Peacocks for 12 years nearly and before EWM there was a real buzz about the place and at the time we had nicer stores then Primark did, then when EWM tookover they cut hours...
by DJDave
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 16.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369851

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Called that move from day 1, having worked for Peacocks/Ewm before, I know how he works.
by DJDave
Wed 18 Sep, 2019 20.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 255621

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

The one on the retail park near me (think it was one of the first Food warehouses) has a bigger range of Gino's new meals, then the little Iceland at the end of my road. I want my Iceland to get the new style refit, but I guess it will be one of the last as it has only been open a few years.