The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:25 pm

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by Godzilla » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:36 pm

WhSmiths have some good chocolate bargains, metro centre store was selling a box of 48 creme eggs for £8 a couple of weeks ago.

They always tend to get in the newer chocolate bars too.

The store has a 90s feel to it, like Woolworths. Very colourful and yet subdued. Strange layout and stunningly over priced DVDs. Also they always give a voucher for cards / magazines when you buy one. Its weird as I could have used that voucher a minute ago.

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by Vermilion » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:41 pm

The WHSmith store here is only a small outlet, but it is particularly important as it also contains the town post office.

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by gaminglegend » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:10 pm

The thing is I go in WHSmiths & there’s always people in. I know they do a good trade from travel kiosks in airports/train stations.

I guess they are really the only place to grab a magazine/paper that isn’t a supermarket or corner shop in a town too.

But I’d never buy anything else from them, their drinks are massively overpriced as well.

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by Tsunade » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:03 am

My brothers missus works in WHsmiths, she's worked there since college and she seemingly really enjoys the work when and if they have a manager in store!

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by gaminglegend » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:07 pm

RiverIsland now looking at a CVA. Didn’t realise they were in any bother at all. I wonder if this is more of a rent thing because the rest of the high street are doing it.

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by Jenuall » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 pm

WH Smith's was only ever a place to go to read the entire contents of browse the game mag section

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by Lotus » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:07 pm

Pizza Express is to close 73 of its UK restaurants with the potential loss of 1,100 jobs.

The chain, which at the moment has 454 UK outlets, said it had cut a deal to reduce rent costs.

It said although most of its restaurants have been profitable over the past three years, earnings had been declining.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53830064

The outlets to close are:

Aberdeen, Belmont St
Aylesbury
Barnstaple, Three Tuns
Biggleswade
Billericay
Birmingham, Corporation St
Birmingham, Mailbox
Bournemouth, Post Office Road
Bramhall
Bristol, Berkeley Square
Bristol, Regent Street
Bromsgrove
Bruton Place, London
Charlotte Street, London
Chippenham
Dalton Park
Darlington
Dudley, Merry Hill
Earls Court, Earls Court Road, London
Edinburgh, Holyrood
Formby
Fulham Palace Road, London
Glasgow, Princes Square
Glossop
Gosforth
Grantham
Halifax
Hampstead, London
Hatch End
Hereford
Heswall
Ipswich, Lloyds Avenue
Leeds, Crown Street
Leeds, Horsforth
Ludlow
Lymington
Melton Mowbray
Midhurst
Milton Keynes, Hub
Moseley
New Brighton
Newcastle
Newport, Isle of Wight
Newport, South Wales
Northallerton
Nottingham, Goosegate
O2 Finchley, London
Orpington
Oxford, Oxford Castle
Poole
Port Solent
Ramsgate
Reading, St Mary's Butts
Scarborough
Sheffield, Devonshire Street
Sheffield, The Moor
Shirley
Southport, Old Bank
Stafford
Staines
Stoke
Stourbridge
Sudbury
Torquay
Uxbridge
Wakefield
Walsall
Wapping
Wardour Street, London
Weston-super-Mare
Whiteley Village
Whitstable
Wrexham

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by Godzilla » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:00 pm

That's Dalton park really screwed. Prezzo shut, Franky and Benny's shut and now Pizza Express. Only options for a meal before the cinema is... KFC + McDonalds. And they've still got an empty store built for Morrisons and never used.

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by Lex-Man » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:06 pm

I can't believe Southend survives again. Although that Pizza Express is packed pretty much all week.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:16 pm

Pizza Hut looking to close 29 restaurants potentially cutting 450 jobs. According to BBC news.

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by Vermilion » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:26 pm

I didn't know Weston Super Mare had anything left there to close.

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by Cyburn2 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:18 pm

PRET trying to combat lower sales with Your Pret Barista promotion.

https://www.pret.co.uk/en-GB/your-pret

With our new coffee subscription you can enjoy all your coffees ( and teas, frappes, hot chocolates...) for £20 a month and your first month FREE
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They will push their sandwiches/cookies on those using the promotion, so they will get some money from this.

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by Tomous » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:20 pm

Pretty good deal that, once you you get your third latte you're saving money

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by Lex-Man » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:46 pm

So hang on I can get five lattes a day for 20 quid a month!

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by Lagamorph » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:03 pm

Lex-Man wrote:So hang on I can get five lattes a day for 20 quid a month!

Looking at the terms and conditions, yes.

2.5. You can only redeem your subscription for one Eligible Product every 30 minutes up to a maximum of 5 Eligible Products per day

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Sandy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm

Coffee is dirt cheap, so it won't be causing them any money and guaranteed cash each month is very appealing at the moment. They'll be hoping people buy other stuff in store as well and bring their friends.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by gaminglegend » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:54 am

If Costa did the Pret offer I’d be their happiest customer. In the grand scheme I probably would spend more on snacks in store but it makes perfect sense if you get a few coffees a week..

Looking like New Look will bite the dust. The landlords have rejected the current CVA offer as it stands unless there’s a sudden change before the 15th. Got to say New Looks seems to have been circling the drain for years.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:29 pm

Sandy wrote:Coffee is dirt


It sure is, the stuff is so horrid i'd rather have a cup of hot mud.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Sandy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:35 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Sandy wrote:Coffee is dirt


It sure is, the stuff is so horrid i'd rather have a cup of hot mud.


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