The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:12 pm

It appears they had more dough then they were letting on.

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by Ad7 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 pm

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by Jenuall » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm

They'll be in a world of pain (au choclat)!


They should have made sure to d-eclair all of their financials properly!


If they did "worst business" awards these guys would be a choux in!





Are these bad enough yet? :P

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:42 pm

I donut think I can stand many more of these cake puns.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:43 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I donut think I can stand many more of these cake puns.

I don't know, they are pretty bunny

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:51 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I donut think I can stand many more of these cake puns.

I don't know, they are pretty bunny


Gateaux'tta here there are not.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Hexx » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:58 am

:x https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... bs-at-risk

They’re booked to install mine in August :x

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Godzilla » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:28 pm

Another business down the plughole.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:25 pm

Just noticed HMV's online store is back up and running again (albiet only for pre-orders at the moment).

Their online store was always brilliant, so i'm pleased to see it make a comeback (what was purehmv has also promised to transfer everyone's points across to their new rewards scheme too).

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by KK » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:33 am

BBC News wrote:William Hill plans to close about 700 betting shops across the UK, putting 4,500 jobs at risk.

And nothing of value was lost. Apart from the thousands of jobs, obviously.

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:50 am

I'm sure all those workers can be seamlessly move into all of the vape shops that will replace the bookies.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Garth » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:57 am

The betting shops are closing now too? The end is nigh.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Jenuall » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:16 am

Surprised betting shops have lasted this long, surely everyone just does it on their phone like Ray Winston tells them to these days?

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lex-Man » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:27 am

You never really see people going into those places.

Amusement under late capitalism is the prolongation of work.
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by Benzin » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:32 am

The betting shops were still relatively popular; mostly through locals, but the recent government decision to limit machines to £2 bets max has started the death knell for them...

I've seen people stood outside them waiting for opening time... Coral/Ladbrokes and the rest will follow soon enough...

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:33 am

I went into one with a friend from work once on our lunch break so he could have a go on the roulette machine (looking back now he was probably a gambling addict) and it was a depressing place. Stank like piss, was mostly empty aside from some desperate looking regulars. One guy was feeding £10 notes into some machine, must have easily got through £200 worth before we'd left. Terrible places.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Hexx » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:21 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... -continues

I've never even seen a branch of SpuduLike

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by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:27 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's one in the Trafford Centre, and I think one in Manchester Arndale.

It's no wonder they went bust, the cheeky bastards charge £7 for a strawberry floating potato and a drink.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Jenuall » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:34 pm

I always thought it was a joke brand that had been made up for referencing on TV shows!

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Vermilion » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Hexx wrote:I've never even seen a branch of SpuduLike


Same here.


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