High Street chain collapse sweepstake

DJDave
Posts: 113
Joined: Thu 23 Nov, 2006 22.53
Location: Wirral

WillPS wrote:
Sat 30 Nov, 2019 09.42
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 plenty of suburban/country town ones with the purple logo which were knackered (and bland).

Perhaps I just never saw one of the more splendid examples. I know Primark have upped their game considerably in the time since then but I can't ever remember thinking the shops themselves were poor (just the people in them!).
Manchester Arndale, Liverpool 1 and one in Newcastle were at least some of them.
JAS84
Posts: 445
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

User avatar
Neil
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun 06 Nov, 2005 17.02
Location: Manchester

I had no idea Sayers/Poundbakery was in administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-50853297
DJDave
Posts: 113
Joined: Thu 23 Nov, 2006 22.53
Location: Wirral

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.
all new Phil
Posts: 1598
Joined: Sun 13 Feb, 2005 00.04
Location: Next door to Hell

It’ll be OnePoundTwentyBakery soon I reckon.
Thought this was a nice forum, clearly not.
Martin Phillp
Posts: 968
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

My nearest BonMarche was one of the stores not saved. Not that I ever saw anyone go into it.
TVF's London Lite.
Whataday
Posts: 310
Joined: Fri 22 Aug, 2003 00.08
Location: Cardiff
Contact:

DJDave wrote:
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 22.56
I know people will say well the old Peacocks was overspending which maybe true
I don't think people thought they overspent. They were crippled with huge debt taken on during their management buyout but ran at an operating profit.
cyberdude
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu 04 Aug, 2016 20.32

Martin Phillp wrote:
Fri 20 Dec, 2019 18.51
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 happened.
DJDave
Posts: 113
Joined: Thu 23 Nov, 2006 22.53
Location: Wirral

cyberdude wrote:
Wed 25 Dec, 2019 11.31
Martin Phillp wrote:
Fri 20 Dec, 2019 18.51
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 happened.
Was that recently? Or a while back?
gottago
Posts: 145
Joined: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 19.50

Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
User avatar
Pete
Posts: 7203
Joined: Fri 15 Aug, 2003 13.36
Location: Dundee

gottago wrote:
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens with their other outlets in Westfield?
"He has to be larger than bacon"
Post Reply