The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Drumstick » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:01 pm

Vermi-Claus wrote:The nearest main Tesco is Trowbridge.

I have been to that very Tesco a few times.

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by Moggy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:25 am

A bloke on BBC news talking about how HMV might survive, “well maybe they need to go further down the road they started on when they went bust before, become more specialist, more diverse”

Well that’s helpful :lol:

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by Godzilla » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:28 am

More specialist and more diverse is a good idea. They should also make their stores much larger and smaller.

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by Errkal » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:41 am

:lol:

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by Ad7 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:54 am

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KK wrote:They’re great for 2 for £30 on 4K Blu Rays. Die Hard was also just £9.99 the other day.


I didn't know that, might have to look for a couple.


> look on HMV for 4k blurays I want, they come to £55
> go on Amazon and the same ones cost £40 with SAME DAY DELIVERY
> I now have 2 arriving this evening from Amazon
> thanks HMV, rip in peace WIV DA Woolworths now x


Slightly off topic, but I ordered those 2 blurays while having a gooseberry fool and they popped through the door last night at 6, amazing really.

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by Albear » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:49 am

Pooray

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by Lex-Man » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:52 am

A lot of people I've spoken to seem to think they should become some kind forbidden planet type shop with a bit of vinyl and a selection of band t-shirts. I don't think that'll work personally.

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by Godzilla » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am

Forbidden Planet has a floor of comics which keep people regularly shopping there. Problem with all high street stores is I can click and see how much cheaper it is online while in store. Forbidden planet has some amazing stuff in there but I can never buy anything as it's always at least 20% cheaper online.

Thorntons did well by moving there stuff into supermarkets and HMV could have partnered up with Asda and others and branded the entertainment section as HMV. Double the buying power, securing the brand and having a few big flagship stores that sell tat and vinyl.

They could even have opened up the flagship stores on an evening and had new band nights, live stream it and get people singed and noticed.

Or they could dedicate a wall to Stranger Things Funkos and see how that plays out.

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by Gemini73 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Forbidden Planet's pricing takes the piss. Another retailer blind to the changing retail landscape, especially where collectables are concerned. I stopped using them years ago.

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by Lagamorph » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:26 pm

I used to use Forbidden Planet for all my manga purchases, as there was often offers on if you bought 3 books, like 3 for the price of 2, or 3 for £15 when individual books were £6.99 each.
But eventually it just started getting too much in terms of storage space, so all my manga and comic purchases have moved to digital.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Harry Ellis wrote:Where do you live that doesn't have a Tesco?


There's also no Tesco in my town :shifty: .
Or McDonalds or Bowling alley. You name it, we we most likely don't have it :slol: .

Except for the largest new M&S to open in the UK in 2016 in a shopping area with a funky new water absorbent asphalt which makes up for everything :shifty: .

Feast your eyes on this groin grabbingly exciting video that was made in the new shopping area in Biggleswade.

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by Moggy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:56 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:Where do you live that doesn't have a Tesco?


There's also no Tesco in my town


There’s a Tesco 4 miles away in Sandy. I wouldn’t class that as not having one.

A 24 hour McDonald’s is coming soon: https://www.thecomet.net/news/business/ ... -1-5496268

You’re not that hard done by. ;)

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
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Harry Ellis wrote:Where do you live that doesn't have a Tesco?


There's also no Tesco in my town


There’s a Tesco 4 miles away in Sandy. I wouldn’t class that as not having one.

A 24 hour McDonald’s is coming soon: https://www.thecomet.net/news/business/ ... -1-5496268

You’re not that hard done by. ;)


We have a total lack of any entertainment options if you don't drink though other than a swimming pool.
That McDonalds is taking ages as well, they got permission early last year and sod all has happened.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Vermilion » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:14 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:. Or McDonalds or Bowling alley. You name it, we we most likely don't have it :slol: .


Same here.

Peter Crisp wrote:Except for the largest new M&S to open in the UK in 2016 in a shopping area with a funky new water absorbent asphalt which makes up for everything :shifty: .


Oh you lucky sod.

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by Preezy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:08 am

Just came to pay my respects to HMV...again.

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by Rightey » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:10 am

Godzilla wrote:Forbidden Planet has a floor of comics which keep people regularly shopping there. Problem with all high street stores is I can click and see how much cheaper it is online while in store. Forbidden planet has some amazing stuff in there but I can never buy anything as it's always at least 20% cheaper online.


Don't these stores do price matching? They don't really advertise it but every store here will price match competitors and that includes Amazon as long as it's actually amazon selling and not some unknown seller.

It's the best of both worlds as you get the lower proce with the convenience of getting it instantly.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 am

https://www.theguardian.com/business/ni ... n-new-look

I'm shocked, it's like most people don't like Lonsdale and Slazenger :?

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by KK » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:03 pm

Next round of M&S store closures (17): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46876749

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by Lex-Man » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:52 pm

Apparently Patisserie Valerie might shut down. I thought they had sorted their finances out.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... fail-banks

The troubled cafe chain Patisserie Valerie could collapse on Monday if last-ditch talks with its banks fail.

Luke Johnson, Patisserie Valerie’s leading shareholder, has been seeking to extend a standstill agreement on its bank facilities – protecting the chain from action to recover debts – which officially expired at midnight on Friday.

Without an agreement, the company’s lenders, HSBC and Barclays, could demand repayment of debts that may amount to nearly £10m, potentially forcing Patisserie Valerie to call in administrators.


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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:58 pm

Never been in one. Always felt old fashioned to me from the outside looking in. And expensive.

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