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Martin Phillp
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And no surprise today that Carluccio's and Brighthouse are now in administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52090976
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I’ll put Gaucho on the list now.
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JAS84 wrote:
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 18.50
Debenhams are in trouble
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52110985
It continues to amaze me that it's believed there is a profitable business there. The stores are dire, even the best ones.
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Martin Phillp
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Whatever you may think of Mike Ashley, those stores would be better in his hands than the current Debenhams management.
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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.
Are there any results that show that House of Frazer is doing any better since they started stocking Lonsdale and Slazenger stuff piled high across the store?

If anything it’d put off the customers that still shop there, who aren’t Sports Direct customers.
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WillPS wrote:
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 14.29
JAS84 wrote:
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 18.50
Debenhams are in trouble
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52110985
It continues to amaze me that it's believed there is a profitable business there. The stores are dire, even the best ones.
I do like to make an annual visit there around November and play the "what price are they charging for 3 bottles of ale this year?" game.
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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.
Better in what sense?
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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.
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DJDave wrote:
Thu 02 Apr, 2020 20.48
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.
Maybe, but only one of Sports Direct and House of Fraser was successful enough to take over the other.
Thought this was a nice forum, clearly not.
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Debenhams set to appoint administrators (again)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52156457

Meanwhile New Look has cancelled all orders to it's suppliers and is refusing to pay suppliers for stock already delivered.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52153183
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