Thursday, 1 November 2012

The High Street: A year of casualties

The high street: A year of casualties

  • January
  • Peacocks collapsed, placing 7,500 jobs in jeopardy
  • Pumpkin Patch went into administration with 400 jobs put at risk
  • Past Times appointed administrators, resulting in 507 redundancies
  • La Senza collapsed, triggering 1,300 redundancies
  • Barratts called in administrators, cutting 680 jobs
  • March
  • Game collapsed, triggering 2,104 job losses
  • April
  • Aquascutum fell into administration but was sold in May, saving 100 jobs
  • Allied Carpets saw nine stores saved after going bust for the third time in three years
  • May
  • Clinton Cards fell into administration with 397 of its stores sold on
  • June
  • Allders called in administrators Duff and Phelps
  • July
  • Ethel Austin went into administration, risking around 500 jobs
  • Julian Graves called in administrators, putting more than 700 jobs at risk
  • October
  • Around 2,200 JJB Sports staff were made redundant after administrators were called in

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