The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Godzilla » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am

Mothercare had been outdown by Mammas and Pappas where people show how much they love their kids by spending £1,500 on a pram.

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by KK » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm

Last time I was in a Mothercare was when they had a McDonald's in there. I went in there because of the McDonald's and bought diddly squat from Mothercare.

I think the lesson here is that Mothercare should have sold hamburgers.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:19 pm

I went into house of Fraser yesterday. Bloody awful experience, so many brands have disappeared and been replaced by sports direct brands :lol: including even the awful sports direct price tags. it's a completely horrendous Mish mash.

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by KK » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:15 pm

Should probably rename as the House of Ashley.

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:22 pm

Mothercare was ridiculously expensive compared to other stores that sold the same stuff. I’m surprised they lasted this long.

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by KK » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Greetings card chain Clintons is considering shop closures and rent cuts as part of a survival plan.

The retailer, which has about 2,500 staff, is in restructuring talks with landlords in another sign of the High Street crisis.

A spokeswoman told the BBC no decisions have yet been made.

Clintons was responding to reports on Sunday that it wanted to close 66 out of 332 shops, with landlords slashing rents on most of the other stores.

The restructuring would involve a controversial scheme known as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), an insolvency process that allows companies to continue trading while pushing through closures and rent cuts.

A Clintons spokeswoman said "discussions are continuing with our landlords but no decisions have been made".

But she declined to comment on a Sunday Telegraph report that the company told landlords 90 of its shops were loss-making and that sales were expected to continue to decline.
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One landlord told the BBC that although there was a meeting with Clintons last week, very few details of the restructuring plan were given. More talks are expected this week.

The Sunday Times said landlords would have until 20 December to air their objections to a CVA. However, landlords have taken an increasingly tough stance on the growing use of CVAs and are more prepared to fight demands for rent cuts.

The retailer, formed in 1968, is owned by the Weiss family, which previously controlled the American Greetings retail chain in the US.

Clintons, previously known as Clinton Cards, had appointed advisers from consultancy KPMG to explore a potential sale, but it is thought no acceptable offers were received.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50365605

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by Moggy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:11 pm

After what Clintons did in that pizza shop, they will not be missed.

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by Lex-Man » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:44 pm

Moggy wrote:After what Clintons did in that pizza shop, they will not be missed.


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by Godzilla » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:07 pm

Clintons sits between Card Factory and Paper Chase. It's a brand without a market and the shop is filled with tat.

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by KK » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm

Used to be the go-to shop for South Park stuff in the 90s/early 00s.

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by Vermilion » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:23 pm

I remember the South Park stuff, at that time they used to sell all sorts of unusual items.

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by Jenuall » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:23 pm

Don’t think I’ve bought a card in somewhere other than a supermarket for well over 10 years now, just don’t really see why somewhere like Clinton’s still needs to exist.

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by Errkal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:17 am

I've not bought a card in well over 10 years, they are a waste of money and paper.

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by Vermilion » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:47 am

Errkal wrote:I've not bought a card in well over 10 years, they are a waste of money and paper.


Well ain't you a glass and a half full of joy.

I bought a box of christmas cards on saturday from John Lewis, lovely designs too.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:36 am

Waste of paper :lol:

SOMEONE SENT ME A CARD...OH NO THE PLANET!

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by Drumstick » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:43 am

They are definitely a waste of time and money.

I mean, can people not just assume that I'm wishing them well? If I like you I'm not exactly going to be wishing you bad luck, am I (not that it would make a difference).

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:03 am

I hate cards but can’t get away with not sending birthday and Christmas cards.

I usually get birthday cards cheap from Card Factory and get a bulk load of Christmas cards from Poundland.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:09 am

The destroyer of worlds wrote:I hate cards but can’t get away with not sending birthday and Christmas cards.

I usually get birthday cards cheap from Card Factory and get a bulk load of Christmas cards from Poundland.

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by KK » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:33 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Waste of paper :lol:

SOMEONE SENT ME A CARD...OH NO THE PLANET!

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by Moggy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:45 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
The destroyer of worlds wrote:I hate cards but can’t get away with not sending birthday and Christmas cards.

I usually get birthday cards cheap from Card Factory and get a bulk load of Christmas cards from Poundland.


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