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by GeekyJames
Tue 01 Dec, 2020 22.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I do wonder how Debenhams let it get to this point. We don't know all the details of course, but you have to wonder how many of their stores were loss making and falling to bits - and dragging the whole brand down as a result. Why not focus on the stores that do make a profit, invest in the ones wi...
by GeekyJames
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 21.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Is it just me or has the demise of Topshop/Man felt incredibly quick? I'm sure it was only two years ago the stores (in London at least) were still regularly very busy. Come this summer and with capacity restrained it was pretty much the only clothes shop in Westfield that didn't have a queue outsi...
by GeekyJames
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 22.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 186854

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Still showing as a temporary closure of the counters in my local Sainsbury's! I wonder what will go in their place, this store (Hedge End) was only refurbished a year ago!

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by GeekyJames
Fri 06 Nov, 2020 22.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 186854

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54827984 A different perspective on how deli counters help reduce waste and the use of packaging - sometimes if you live alone you just want a couple of slices of ham or 1 piece of fish. It does feel like Sainsbury's are in a race to the bottom with cost cutting ...
by GeekyJames
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 22.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 649
Views: 186854

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I'm surprised at Sainsbury's closing all their deli, meat & fish counters - I can understand in small stores they may not be so well used but the the large out of town stores I would have thought they'd make a profit. Will Tesco follow?
by GeekyJames
Fri 30 Oct, 2020 22.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

WHSmith is laying off its 1500 staff tomorrow. Many experienced managers and supervisors have had the chop. And most high street staff still on furlough will be gone. Most under 18's laid off except in the biggest stores. Small stores now running single manned from Sunday. Mainly 4 hour shifts. 20 ...
by GeekyJames
Fri 25 Sep, 2020 22.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 528762

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

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by GeekyJames
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 19.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Now Wahaca, 10 restaurants closing including my local in Southampton that only opened 3 years ago

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... c-12057199
by GeekyJames
Thu 09 Jul, 2020 22.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The John Lewis closures don't seem awful in the grand scheme of things (job cuts aside), mostly their small at home and their two tiny travel stores. I read on Twitter that the Watford branch has been rent free for some time and if they can't make it work without that overhead then what hope would ...
by GeekyJames
Tue 16 Jun, 2020 19.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

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 GeekyJames
Tue 19 May, 2020 22.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1767
Views: 462951

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Now the Casual dining group who own Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge are in trouble...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-527 ... ting-story