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Old 02-06-2018, 12:18   #121
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In cost-squeezed Britain, it's thrift store B&M which is opening new stores whilst more upmarket retailers close theirs.
B&M plans to open some 45 UK stores over the next year.
In the year ending 31 March, the group's sales increased by nearly a quarter to £3billion!
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/m...s-profits.html
3 years ago we have no B&M's stores and now we have three within a 10 mile radius.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:33   #122
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3 years ago we have no B&M's stores and now we have three within a 10 mile radius.
Not so many near me but I'm sure there will be soon! B&M and Wilko are the new Woolworths to me. B&M have said that they will look at new-build stores, stores that retailers like Homebase and Mothercare are vacating and stores that Asda-Sainsbury's will have to get rid of by the competition authorities.
They also own expanding cheap convenience store chain Heron Foods so maybe you'll see a few branches of those near you too, Den. http://heronfoods.com/heron/content/about-us
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Poundworld is at risk of collapse after a buyer walked away from talks to rescue the business.

The retailer could be expected to call in administrators within days if it doesn't find a buyer, according to a source, putting 5,300 jobs at risk.

There has previously been speculation that Poundworld was going to axe 100 shops but if the retailer goes into administration, this could put more of its 355 stores at risk.

The budget brand was put up for sale by it's owner TPG Capital, but a potential buyer, Alteri Investors, is said to have walked away from sale talks.
Maybe somebody will buy it for a pound?
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Maybe somebody will buy it for a pound?
The trouble is we now have too many pound shops so something has to give in a very congested market sadly.
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House of Fraser has announced plans to close 31 of its 59 stores by early 2019.

The retailer has been struggling for some time and has now confirmed its intention to shut many of its shops, relocate its main offices and cut thousands of jobs.

Among the branches to go are Birmingham, Cardiff and the flagship Oxford Street branch in London.
Full store closure list on red link.
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Full store closure list on red link.
Yep one in our city which is a massive store so it will be interesting if they can find new tenants for it.
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HOF is one store I've never shopped in.
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HOF is one store I've never shopped in.
Too pricey IMO but others might think differently nash.
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Yep one in our city which is a massive store so it will be interesting if they can find new tenants for it.
Maybe a hotel or apartments in the top and other value chains in the bottom like TJ Hughes, Wilko, B&M, TK Maxx, Lidl, Aldi and Wetherspoon which are all expanding.
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We had a TJ Hughes and they closed it while we have a Wilko, 3 B&M's , a TK Maxx , 5 Lidl's , several Aldi's and plenty of Wetherspoon's.
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HOF is one store I've never shopped in.

You should have tried it at least once you will be amazed how things cost so much. A shop chain for the better off folks in our society me thinks.
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We had a TJ Hughes and they closed it while we have a Wilko, 3 B&M's , a TK Maxx , 5 Lidl's , several Aldi's and plenty of Wetherspoon's.
Hmm, looks like something like Travelodge is a likely outcome then.
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Hmm, looks like something like Travelodge is a likely outcome then.
Hmmm we already have several of those as well.
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Hmmm we already have several of those as well.
Well, I tried, lol be interesting to see what happens.
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Well, I tried, lol be interesting to see what happens.
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