The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Ad7 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Wait, Oddbins was a real place?


:lol: I'd only heard of it because of the big wheel episode of bottom

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by Lex-Man » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:51 pm

Wasn't there some kind of political controversy back in the Major days that had something to do with Oddbins.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:24 pm

Ad7 wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Wait, Oddbins was a real place?


:lol: I'd only heard of it because of the big wheel episode of bottom


The best episode ever!

She had an ear ring...

Yeah through her foreskin!

It's 30 minutes of quotes.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:55 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520

HMV has been saved!

Though sadly 27 stores are closing including the Oxford St flagship which is particularly annoying.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:15 pm

Trafford Centre branch is closing too. Hardly surprising, given the absolutely insane rent in there.

It's been gooseberry fool for years anyway.

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by KK » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:08 pm

RIP-off merchants Brighthouse is closing stores:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47135309

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:11 pm

:( They're not closing ours. I guess they must be doing good business ... :fp:

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by Lex-Man » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:41 pm

Vermilion wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520

HMV has been saved!

Though sadly 27 stores are closing including the Oxford St flagship which is particularly annoying.


I can't believe the Southend store is staying open.

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by floydfreak » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:43 pm

all the ones near me are going Reading & Uxbridge no more HMV for me. The oracle HMV was always busy the times i went into it considering where it is inside a shopping center which is always busy surprised its going prime location.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by RichardUK » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:38 am

Pretty shocked at them closing the Meadowhall store it’s always really busy but I’m guessing it’s due to high rent

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:20 pm

Some of the closed HMV stores have been saved and are re-opening, the Bath branch is already open for business once again.

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/20 ... 5ZFK3WRutw

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by Preezy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:25 am

Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 am

Preezy wrote:Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.


Other than trousers for work I don't recall the last time I bought something from there, as with BHS and M&S their clothing range seem to be aimed at the over 60s.

It'll have a huge impact on the Potteries Centre in Stoke, their unit takes up 3 floors.

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by Lex-Man » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.


Other than trousers for work I don't recall the last time I bought something from there, as with BHS and M&S their clothing range seem to be aimed at the over 60s.

It'll have a huge impact on the Potteries Centre in Stoke, their unit takes up 3 floors.


Same in Wimbledon although I think they were planning to knock down the shopping centre because of Crossrail.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:49 am

Lex-Man wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.


Other than trousers for work I don't recall the last time I bought something from there, as with BHS and M&S their clothing range seem to be aimed at the over 60s.

It'll have a huge impact on the Potteries Centre in Stoke, their unit takes up 3 floors.


Same in Wimbledon although I think they were planning to knock down the shopping centre because of Crossrail.


Speaking of Wimbledon, what's the latest with the new stadium? Wasn't the dogs track demolished a couple of years back?

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by Lex-Man » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:54 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.


Other than trousers for work I don't recall the last time I bought something from there, as with BHS and M&S their clothing range seem to be aimed at the over 60s.

It'll have a huge impact on the Potteries Centre in Stoke, their unit takes up 3 floors.


Same in Wimbledon although I think they were planning to knock down the shopping centre because of Crossrail.


Speaking of Wimbledon, what's the latest with the new stadium? Wasn't the dogs track demolished a couple of years back?


They found a ton of asbestos in the dog track which has delayed development. It should be done by the 2020 season.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Moggy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:02 am

I used to shop at Debenhams a lot as I had a 25% discount card through work. As I no longer get that I don’t use Debenhams anymore.

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by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:03 am

Lex-Man wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Preezy wrote:Looks like Debenhams is circling the drain...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47864211

They'll be completely gone in a year, I reckon.


Other than trousers for work I don't recall the last time I bought something from there, as with BHS and M&S their clothing range seem to be aimed at the over 60s.

It'll have a huge impact on the Potteries Centre in Stoke, their unit takes up 3 floors.


Same in Wimbledon although I think they were planning to knock down the shopping centre because of Crossrail.


Speaking of Wimbledon, what's the latest with the new stadium? Wasn't the dogs track demolished a couple of years back?


They found a ton of asbestos in the dog track which has delayed development. It should be done by the 2020 season.


It's pretty obvious by this photo that the entire roof was asbestos, how could they not have foreseen this :fp:

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 am

HMV going all in on vinyl:

HMV wrote:This weekend saw the re-opening of our Doncaster store, officially the 4th shittiest town in England, in a new location with a BRAND NEW LOOK! Complete with our new extended vinyl bays for a larger range of records to browse to your heart's content. Plus, discover our great selection of films, TV, tech and merchandise too.



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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Thu May 09, 2019 10:21 am

Hmv metro centre has got in rid of all but a handful of funkos and replaced them with a ton of vinyl and some more game of thrones stuff. No idea why they are pushing vinyl as its not like a dvd just pick up on impulse.

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