The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:51 pm

I did all my christmas shopping on my tablet in bed, and it was all here at the start of December. Didn't have to go anywhere, marvellous :datass:

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm

Victor Mistletoe wrote:I did all my christmas shopping on my tablet in bed, and it was all here at the start of December. Didn't have to go anywhere, marvellous :datass:


How dull.

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by Preezy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:04 pm

How efficient and stress-free, you mean.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Nah, i like to get out there, metaphorically roll up my sleeves, and get stuck in.

I don't find it even remotely stressful.

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by Preezy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Well, everyone's different, I suppose.

In other predictable news:
Fashion chain Superdry has warned that its profits could be wiped out after sales fell sharply over Christmas.

The firm, which has been trying to sell more clothes at full price, said it had been hit by "unprecedented levels of promotional activity" by rivals.

Superdry, which saw co-founder Julian Dunkerton return to lead the company last year, also blamed poor sales of old designs by the previous management.

Revenues at the retailer fell 15.8% over the 10 weeks to 4 January.

As a result, the company said it now expected full-year profits to be between zero and £10m, compared with analysts' expectations of about £40m.

Shares in Superdry sank as much as 20% in reaction to the news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51060580


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by KK » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:22 pm

Cumberdanes wrote:I tend to do my grocery shopping in an actual store. I do order online occasionally but find I often end up with a lot of substitutions and items with a short shelf life, Sainsbury's are particularly bad for that.

I've found their stock levels this January to be absolutely awful. And this is at 9-10am in the morning, so god knows what it's like by the evening. Swapped to Waitrose temporarily (a much smaller store, but they have given me vouchers for £6 off a £30 shop throughout January, making them cheaper than Sainsbo's).

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by Cumberdanes » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:25 pm

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Cumberdanes wrote:I tend to do my grocery shopping in an actual store. I do order online occasionally but find I often end up with a lot of substitutions and items with a short shelf life, Sainsbury's are particularly bad for that.

I've found their stock levels this January to be absolutely awful. And this is at 9-10am in the morning, so god knows what it's like by the evening. Swapped to Waitrose temporarily (a much smaller store, but they have given me vouchers for £6 off a £30 shop throughout January, making them cheaper than Sainsbo's).


Well I usually shop at Tesco simply because I pass a large branch on the way home from work but went with Sainsbury's for my big shop this month because they emailed me a voucher for £10 off a £70+ shop.

On my January shop Sainsbury's sent me some chicken fillets in sweet chilli sauce and two loaves of bread that were use by the day of the delivery. The meat I didn't mind so much as it was going in the freezer anyway but I wasn't best pleased with two loaves of bread that were nigh stale on the day of purchase.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:27 pm

Vermi Claus wrote:Nah, i like to get out there, metaphorically roll up my sleeves, and get stuck in.

I don't find it even remotely stressful.


I bust my balls with hard work 5 of 7 days a week, last thing I want to do is have to deal with "consumers" pushing, shoving and generally being annoying. My time in retail also completely put me off shopping in high street stores.

Nope, sat at home ordering from the comfort of my settee with a nice cuppa is the way forward
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by Zilnad » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:28 pm

Imagine not getting your weekly shop delivered. :dread:

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by Preezy » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:36 pm

Zilnad wrote:Imagine not getting your weekly shop delivered. :dread:

We used to always have our weekly shop delivered, but the prices went up a fair bit so we now do the click and collect option - gets me out of the house for a bit on a Sunday morning so I'm not complaining :slol:

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by Zilnad » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:37 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Imagine not getting your weekly shop delivered. :dread:

We used to always have our weekly shop delivered, but the prices went up a fair bit so we now do the click and collect option - gets me out of the house for a bit on a Sunday morning so I'm not complaining :slol:


Click and collect is fair enough. It was the thought of going into a busy shop full of Johnny public that caused me concern.

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by Lex-Man » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:47 pm

I work right next to my store so tend to just pick up stuff on the way home as I'm passing. Wouldn't say I ever do a weekly shop though.

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by Jenuall » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:58 pm

Online food shop only costs a couple of quid on top of what you would have paid by going into the shop. The saving on travel costs and the general stress of it is definitely worth at least that much to me! :lol:

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by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 pm

Every time I've done online grocery shopping in the past the dates of virtually every item have been utterly shite compared to if I walked in and got it in-store.

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by Gemini73 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Department store Beales warns of collapse risk

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... s-51083396

Also further down the page "Debenhams began closing 19 shops yesterday. Mothercare's 79 UK stores will stop trading today"

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by Lex-Man » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:36 pm

In good news for HMV I've actually bought stuff in their twice in a week and I spent nearly £20 quid.

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Department store Beales warns of collapse risk

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... s-51083396

Also further down the page "Debenhams began closing 19 shops yesterday. Mothercare's 79 UK stores will stop trading today"


I had no idea there were that many Beales stores. :shock:

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by Lex-Man » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:49 pm

Vermi Claus wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Department store Beales warns of collapse risk

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... s-51083396

Also further down the page "Debenhams began closing 19 shops yesterday. Mothercare's 79 UK stores will stop trading today"


I had no idea there were that many Beales stores. :shock:


Are you suggesting that we should watch out because Beales's about?

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by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:39 pm

I've never even heard of Beales... :|

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by Moggy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:49 pm

Chocatomi Plaza wrote:I've never even heard of Beales... :|


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