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by Charlie Wells
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 16.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Problems at Sports Direct, or at least their inability to publish preliminary results. Originally due on 18th July it was delayed at 7am, then again at midday, and at 2pm.
Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49124375
by Charlie Wells
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 14.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8633
Views: 1014961

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

bilky asko wrote:
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 11.23
JAS84 wrote:
Mon 15 Jul, 2019 00.51
They're not banned. But why would they do that?
The struck-through name suggests different.
Not banned, user requested to be deleted.
by Charlie Wells
Tue 21 May, 2019 11.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain is set to go into administration:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48352026
by Charlie Wells
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8633
Views: 1014961

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Martin Phillp wrote:
Sat 27 Apr, 2019 00.45
Barcode may have requested to have his account deleted after the recent spat.
I can confirm it was user's own request, and wasn't a site ban imposed by admin/mods.
by Charlie Wells
Tue 12 Feb, 2019 13.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Looks like Debenhams has avoided going to administration at least for now... Debenhams secures cash injection as it battles for survival Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47205668 On a WHSmith related note at the weekend I noticed in their King's Cross unit the food section was branded as...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 09.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

It's an odd world where Trafford Centre and Meadowhall won't have an HMV but Mansfield Four Seasons will. Personally, I think there was no strategy as to which branches will stay and go in terms of coverage, but the actual strategy was entirely around disposing of stores with the longest leases. I ...
by Charlie Wells
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 14.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

HMV has been bought by Sunrise Records, who already owned HMV Canada. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520 The list of HMV store closures has been released... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47132310 Interesting to note that four of the stores closing are the Fopp brand, which is quite ...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 21 Jan, 2019 11.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Going back to HMV, if Ashley gets the business, I won't be surprised if he moves some of those small HMV stores that are in the same town as a House of Fraser or even a large Sports Direct into those stores. It's about utilising the space under utilised in those HOF department stores. It can be don...
by Charlie Wells
Wed 02 Jan, 2019 15.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

In Cambridge whilst the HMV store closed a while ago there is a branch of Fopp, which it transpires is owned by HMV. The Fopp store seemed smaller in size than some of the HMV stores I've been in, however had a similar range of products. With HMV back in administration I wonder whether Fopp will be ...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 16.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2266
Views: 470407

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Did anyone notice Poundstretchers did buy out part of Poundworld and along with Bargin buys name. I don't think they bought it, they just started using it. Interestingly it does not appear to have been trademarked until last month, when the administrators registered it . Poundstretcher then submitt...
by Charlie Wells
Fri 10 Aug, 2018 08.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Well this came slightly sooner than expected, though perhaps no surprise after the Chinese investors pulled out...
House of Fraser calls in administrators
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45140874