The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by gaminglegend » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:39 pm

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gaminglegend wrote:Guardians reporting a last ditch attempt to prevent liquidation of Debenhams via a sale at the moment.

Whilst I think there’s a business there, I’m not sure if anyone would come in that’s not a fund or.. Mike Ashley. But Ashley would pretty much be the end of the company as we know it I guess - and unsure if the competition watchdog would allow that.


Debenhams is competition for House of Fraiser and John Lewis at this point I would think it would be better to let Debenhams because it might stay the collapse of the other two by providing more customers.


Got to say ever since Ashley took over Fraser it’s a dump. I’d rather they made an effort to keep Debenhams.

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by floydfreak » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:41 am

gaminglegend wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
gaminglegend wrote:Guardians reporting a last ditch attempt to prevent liquidation of Debenhams via a sale at the moment.

Whilst I think there’s a business there, I’m not sure if anyone would come in that’s not a fund or.. Mike Ashley. But Ashley would pretty much be the end of the company as we know it I guess - and unsure if the competition watchdog would allow that.


Debenhams is competition for House of Fraiser and John Lewis at this point I would think it would be better to let Debenhams because it might stay the collapse of the other two by providing more customers.


Got to say ever since Ashley took over Fraser it’s a dump. I’d rather they made an effort to keep Debenhams.


do you get live long and prosper wall deco things in Fraser now next too the Sports direct mugs and cutlery? :slol:

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by Moggy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:19 pm

Lex-Man wrote:I don't think I've ever been in a house of Fraser.


I did once but for the life of me can't remember why.

I used to love Debenhams in Bristol. It was a great shortcut from the bus station to Broadmead.

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by PuppetBoy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:05 pm

My mum used to be a store manager at a House of Fraser, worked for them for decades before retiring a few years ago. They let her keep the staff discount into her retirement which was nice, I've had her buy me a few things using that over the years. :shifty:

Obviously it was binned as soon as Ashley walked through the door.

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by KK » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:40 am

PizzaExpress has said it could close around 67 of its UK restaurants, putting up to 1,100 jobs at risk.

The chain blamed the move on the "significantly more challenging environment" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses say reducing the size of the business will help protect the majority of staff

I had a Domino’s last night. Part of the problem.

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by Tomous » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 am

Any word on how the Woking store is doing?

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by Lex-Man » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:31 am

Tomous wrote:Any word on how the Woking store is doing?


Surely it must be a tourist hot spot. Great for royal watching.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:55 pm

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Tomous wrote:Any word on how the Woking store is doing?


Surely it must be a tourist hot spot. Great for royal watching.


That's the one with the amazing air conditioning?

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by Lex-Man » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Moggy wrote:
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Tomous wrote:Any word on how the Woking store is doing?


Surely it must be a tourist hot spot. Great for royal watching.


That's the one with the amazing air conditioning?


You never sweat in Woking pizza express.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:45 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Tomous wrote:Any word on how the Woking store is doing?


Surely it must be a tourist hot spot. Great for royal watching.


That's the one with the amazing air conditioning?


You never sweat in Woking pizza express.


Certainly not at 4pm on 10 March 2011.

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by Lex-Man » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:20 am

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... t-airlines

Virgin atlantic has been brought back to earth by bankruptcy.

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by gaminglegend » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:52 am

Lex-Man wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/04/virgin-atlantic-files-for-bankruptcy-as-covid-continues-to-hurt-airlines

Virgin atlantic has been brought back to earth by bankruptcy.


This isn’t as bad as it sounds though is it? They’ve restructured & such to be able to continue - this is more about protecting the company from debtors and such

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by floydfreak » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:36 am

Pizza Express to close 67 outlets.

Nothing to do with Corona, just worried about Prince Andrew using them as alibis.


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