It’s been a difficult time in recent months for the high street with many big name shops and retailers closing their doors. In the last six months alone we’ve seen House of Fraser teeter on the brink of going under – which threatened the closure of our very own iconic Kendals store – and earlier this week Debenhams slid into administration and is at the mercy of its lenders. It’s sad news but it’s also a reflection of how we are doing our shopping these days. Here are all the stores we’ve lost, or nearly lost, in the past 18 months alone, as reported by The Mirror . Greenwoods Long-established menswear retailer Greenwoods went into voluntary liquidation at the end of 2018. It had more than 200 stores in the 1980s, but this had shrunk to 63 by 2017, when it went into administration. Forty stores were rescued, but all now face closure. HMV Iconic music chain HMV went into administration shortly after Christmas after a disastrous 12 months for sales. This second failure for HMV placed 2,200 employees and 133 stores on the line, including eight Fopp outlets. The good news is it’s since been saved by Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records …. Read full this story
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