The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:49 pm

I've had jacket potatoes at concessions and food vans but I couldn't tell you the brand names. Certainly didn't cost me £7 though!

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by Lex-Man » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:10 pm

I use to go to a potato place in Clapham but it closed down years ago. It got replaced by a fried chicken shop.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Lex-Man wrote:It got replaced by a fried chicken shop.

The high street, in a nutshell.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Hexx wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/04/spudulike-closes-all-37-outlets-as-high-street-downturn-continues

I've never even seen a branch of SpuduLike


As I said to my mum yesterday, "that shop you forgot existed no longer does".

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Ad7 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:37 pm

I've only seen one and that was in st David's centre in Cardiff. I remember remarking on what a stupid idea it was to have a shop that big for such a crap product.

Who ever fancies a jacket potato when they're out?

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by KK » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:41 pm

Ad7 wrote:Who ever fancies a jacket potato when they're out?

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Mafro » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:46 pm

I'm sure there was one at Waverley Station or thereabouts. Only one I've seen in my life.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:48 pm

There was one at Dalton Park (retail park in East Durham) if memory serves.

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by Ad7 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:52 pm

KK wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Who ever fancies a jacket potato when they're out?

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:lol:

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by Moggy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:39 pm

Hexx wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/04/spudulike-closes-all-37-outlets-as-high-street-downturn-continues

I've never even seen a branch of SpuduLike


There was one in Cabot Circus in Bristol. I’ve never eaten there though.

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by Vermilion » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:55 pm

Moggy wrote:There was one in Cabot Circus in Bristol.


Really? I never even noticed. :?

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Ad7 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:58 pm

More like spud u wot m8 amirite

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Moggy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:02 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:There was one in Cabot Circus in Bristol.


Really? I never even noticed. :?


It was upstairs near the Jungle Golf place.

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by Vermilion » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:There was one in Cabot Circus in Bristol.


Really? I never even noticed. :?


It was upstairs near the Jungle Golf place.


Ah yes, i know where you mean.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Ironhide » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:33 pm

I know there was one in Sheffield when I was a kid, used to go past it on the way to my grandads.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Errkal » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Quite liked a spud u like. It never seemed like like that bad value, was a good option for little in when we went to blue water.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Hexx » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49241307

Another store - Jack Wills? - I haven't heard of.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Jenuall » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:54 am

Ugh, Jack Wills seemed to be the de-facto uniform for students and people in their early twenties for quite a while.

Another one of those brands that thinks a "design" is just putting the name or initials of your brand on an otherwise plain and dull item of clothing.

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by Lotus » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:56 am

Just been on Spudulike's website...£5-£8 for a baked potato? :dread: :fp:
No real surprise that they've struggled.

I've seen Jack Wills shops - there's one on my local high street - but I've never been in.
Always seemed like it was aimed at people in their early 20s, and looks overpriced like a lot of clothes shops: £30 for a t-shirt, £65 for a jumper, etc.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Drumstick » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:04 am

Jack Wills is massively overpriced for a fairly basic range of clothing. Nothing special about them whatever, simple hoodie with the letters JW on.

"That'll be £65 please."

Or a plain t-shirt with the same JW letters on for (only) £25.

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