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Old 12-11-2019, 10:09   #1641
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Another one on the brink....

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

Clintons in survival talks over shop closures and rent cuts
Been on the cards for a while...
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Old 17-12-2019, 16:43   #1642
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Book People gone into administration.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50825483

I used to buy loads from them, but haven't for a long time. No particular reason, their prices are reasonable and service okay. Still continuing to trade for now, but I wonder how long for if they can't survive at Christmas.
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Old 17-12-2019, 20:26   #1643
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Yeh used to use them a lot, I guess I just don't buy books much anymore, no space and use a kindle. If they can't make it, not sure many book shops can.

They used to do a really good warehouse sale if you lived local.
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Old 18-12-2019, 13:38   #1644
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We used them only about a month ago and have used them many times in the past.

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Old 18-12-2019, 17:18   #1645
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Most of their business used to be delivery of books at workplaces (a sheet to sign up, samples to view)... but they seemed to stop doing that a while back, and tacky crap alternatives sprang up.

Very cheap for book boxsets.
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Old 18-12-2019, 21:41   #1646
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They still do that round here, a guy used to rock up in Liverpool with a van of books and you could buy or sometimes they'd leave orders if the place was smaller. Possibly it's not a good business model.
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Old 05-01-2020, 19:23   #1647
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-50853297

Sayers and Poundbakery: Up to 1,400 jobs saved in rescue deal

Missed this one in December. Our local Pound Bakery closed, but good news that most people have kept their jobs
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Old 06-01-2020, 00:54   #1648
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I guess Poundbakery went downhill when things stopped being a pound
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:24   #1649
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Weird that Greggs is doing so well, in comparison? Maybe it's their vegan sausage roll and steak bake that's enough to make a difference?
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:04   #1650
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Brand is much bigger and has the “so bad it’s cool” factor.

Also I’ve never seen a pound bakery before and I buy **** loads of bread.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:41   #1651
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Isn't PB mostly a northern thing? Irony is they've done a vegan friendly sausage roll for a good while now.
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Isn't PB mostly a northern thing? Irony is they've done a vegan friendly sausage roll for a good while now.
How northern? I'm in Manchester, and I've never heard of them!

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Looks like there's loads!

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Yeah, all over Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and some in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire.

No idea how I'd missed them, especially with that garish livery!

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There is (was?) at least one in North Wales: Llandudno.
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Seen them all over the North, can't picture one in Manchester though. They used to be something else and I think it might be a little like Beefeater/Brewers Fayre store where it's basically the same but it's a bit more upmarket. So in Warrington we get a Pound Bakery, in Manchester you get a Sayers or something
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Flybe in deep trouble, again.
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Does many businesses who get into trouble ever really get themselves out of it? Might be a bit of asset stripping along the way and people make money, but they just seem to be on a downward spiral.
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just seem to be on a downward spiral.
Not good for an airline.
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Old 21-01-2020, 11:01   #1660
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Anyone a customer of Beales? No, seems like nobody else was either...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51176418

Quite a lot of shops, but none in places I've ever really visited.

Department stores seem like a very outdated concept now, but back when I was a kid we did loads of our shopping in the likes of Rackhams and Lewis' in Birmingham.
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