The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:04 pm

I only ever used them now and again but everything was tasty as strawberry float. Both to eat and look at. And yes, expensive as strawberry float too. (Mille-feuille have no need to be THAT big!) I guess I'll be making more use of my local Sainsbury's bakery counter...

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by Errkal » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:07 pm

They are mega expensive and their main thing is selling sweet gooseberry fool in a world where Jaime Oliver is convincing people sugar is bad.

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by Hexx » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:14 pm

Eggs Benedict is brilliant there

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by Jenuall » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:15 pm

All bakeries seem mega expensive these days, even the gooseberry fool you can grab in Gregg's or from the "in store bakery" (i.e most likely brought in by a lorry that morning) in supermarkets seems to cost a fortune now.

A trip to Patisserie Valerie may have cost you a few quid but at least you knew it was going to taste strawberry floating great!

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by Lex-Man » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:21 pm

I don't really think their cakes are that expensive. I went a bunch before I went to Japan in 2014 but have only been in once since I got back. Kind of surprised that they're doing so badly as I thought they were popular with tourists.

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm

Patisserie Valerie's cakes are amazing, anyone who suggests otherwise clearly hasn't tried them.

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by NickSCFC » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:33 pm

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


Wonder how UK companies like this will fare after Brexit? Especially with increased American competition if there's a no deal exit and a free trade deal with the US.

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am

Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.

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by Jenuall » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:46 am

Moggy wrote:Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.


He just wants it as a business to sell CDs as coasters for his oversized mugs.

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by LewisD » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:49 pm

Love a bit of PatVal every now and again.
Can't afford it regularly, but a treat now and again. Awesome food in there.

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:21 pm

Moggy wrote:Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.


If the business is saved, then i have no problem with that.

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by Moggy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.


If the business is saved, then i have no problem with that.


You’ll love it in SportsHMVGame Direct.

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:33 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.


If the business is saved, then i have no problem with that.


You’ll love it in SportsHMVGame Direct.


As long as i can still buy my boxsets, i won't care what it's called.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:38 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Apparently Mike Ashley wants to buy HMV.

I look forward to the giant mugs shaped like CDs.


If the business is saved, then i have no problem with that.


You’ll love it in SportsHMVGame Direct.


I was reading an article saying that none of his businesses are doing particularly well at the moment. Even Sports Direct is being killed by JD sports. I wouldn't be surprised if all his businesses collapse soon.

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:39 pm

I don't particularly like JD Sports, they're more expensive and have less of a range.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 pm

Vermilion wrote:I don't particularly like JD Sports, they're more expensive and have less of a range.


Me neither but apparently the have all the cool trainers, even though they all cost £150 a pair.

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by Vermilion » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:41 pm

lex-man wrote:
Vermilion wrote:I don't particularly like JD Sports, they're more expensive and have less of a range.


Me neither but apparently the have all the cool trainers, even though they all cost £150 a pair.


That's why i buy mine in Sports Direct, as they only cost me £40.

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by Errkal » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm

lex-man wrote:
Vermilion wrote:I don't particularly like JD Sports, they're more expensive and have less of a range.


Me neither but apparently the have all the cool trainers, even though they all cost £150 a pair.


JD do well now Sports Wear has become "cool" to wear and they never went down the being a cheap skate budget sports brand but a more premium one, which plays into them being used as a place for "fashion" stuff instead of cheap sports wear.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:05 pm

JD Sport has a share price of 438 (Market Cap 4.26 billion) to Sports Directs 279 (Market Cap 1.5 billion). JD are doing way better at the moment.

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:21 am

Errkal wrote:
lex-man wrote:
Vermilion wrote:I don't particularly like JD Sports, they're more expensive and have less of a range.


Me neither but apparently the have all the cool trainers, even though they all cost £150 a pair.


JD do well now Sports Wear has become "cool" to wear and they never went down the being a cheap skate budget sports brand but a more premium one, which plays into them being used as a place for "fashion" stuff instead of cheap sports wear.


Sportswear has become “cool”?

Are you posting from 1981?


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