There have been a few high street chains that have gone over the last few months, with patisserie valerie being one of the latest. Luckily HMV was saved, but a few of their stores will still close.
Which high street chains do you think will be the next to go?
I think HMV's a gonner in 12-24 months
foreign management teams have a miserable track record of overestimating their ability to run British retailers better than the original management could... and the same goes for British retailers trying to take over foreign ones.
I can see Boots and Argos going if I am honest.
WH Smiths at least have a fairly unique offer that aren't provided by the internet.
Debenhams is on dodgy ground.
Valerie looks like its being bought by Costa/Coke.
I've had a WH Smiths gift voucher in my bag since Christmas 2016 so that can go
I think £5 world will go.
I dont know if this chain is everywhere, but near where i live, there was a £5 world appeared in the shop where £1 world used to be after that went. When i went to my nearest city shopping, there was a £5 world there too.
But the shop (at least the one near me anyway) seemed constantly deserted. I went in once and the stuff they were selling was only marginally better than £1 world stuff, but they were being sold at £5.
I really cant see it lasting.
I'm hoping waterstones, paperchase, whsmiths and boots.
Terrible customer service and expensive.
Debenhams, Next, Argos, B&Q (if that counts).
I don't think New Look is doing too well either?
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I'm going to put my money on Post Office. Do enough people really need access to Royal Mail services with printable postage labels at home and stamps available in virtually every shop now? Corner shops now handle bills and benefit payments, too. My local Post Office shop randomly closed down for three weeks, then just as randomly reopened not too long ago. Something's amiss.
I'm not convinced anything on the high street is safe. Even Tesco have been given a bloody nose by Aldi and co lately. It would only take some celebrity endorsed diet to crash Costa and their sugar laden treats as well.
tbh Waitrose are not going to be able to find customers for their expensive food. much of their product will be unavailable due to the Brexit goat****.
The HMV in exeter shut down pretty out the blue the other day which is quite sad. Can see Debenhams and Argos going too soon