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Debenhams Wigan to Close

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Department store group Debenhams has announced a turnaround strategy aimed at boosting its appeal as a "destination" shop.
The plan includes a review of up to 10 of its 165 UK stores for possible closure over the next five years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39651092

Started: 20th Apr 2017 at 08:45

Posted by: jarvo (29981) 

Fool...You forgot the question mark.

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Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 12:14

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Hahaha

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 12:31

Posted by: wigvet (3437)

from the MEN ''Stores in Market Street, Trafford Centre, Bolton, Bury, Stockport, Oldham and Altrincham could all be at risk''

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 12:32

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

I was talking to a woman on Tuesday, who doesn't bother going to Pendlebury's any more, because it is too far to walk and we were saying that it is like they moved the store from Standishgate, down to the bottom of the old Station Road

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 14:08

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3233) 

HELLO TOMMY IS WIGAN STORE ONE OF THEM?????

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 14:56

Posted by: spud1 (inactive)

TTT,it's a very long time since that woman was last in Pendleburys,it's been Debenhams for over 60 years.

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 15:52

Posted by: broady (16460) 

I wouldn't have said it was that long ago.

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 16:59

Posted by: nanajacqui (3488) 

1953 it burned down

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:05

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Is there any future for the large department stores in general?

Those forming parts of chains might benefit from bulk purchasing discounts on stock they buy in, but I guess no more so than other traders who shift commensurate volumes.

What competitive advantage can department stores draw upon?

Are they squeezed between on line retail, and the cluster of specialists in the malls?

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:16

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Burned down did not mean closed down though!

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:18

Posted by: PeterP (8232)

Pendleburys became Debenhams believe it or not in 1957 I can remember the Pendleburys signage when I was younger and I am 63 this year.

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

PeterP

Well I remember the Pendlebury's signage in the mid 1960's and always assumed that it was still called Pendlebury's at that time and my mother always called it Pendlebury's

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:51

Posted by: spud1 (inactive)

Peter,Pendleburys was bought by Debenhams in 1948.

Replied: 20th Apr 2017 at 17:58

Posted by: Staffie (1058) 

Pendleburys became Debenhams early 70s. Although they had bought it in the late 40s.

Replied: 21st Apr 2017 at 12:05
Last edited by Staffie: 21st Apr 2017 at 12:10:02

Posted by: spiderwoman (856)

Is Wigan on the list?
I certainly hope not. There'll be no shops left in Wigan at this rate. Monsoon is the latest one to close and I loved that shop.
BHS was another of my faves and that's gone too. People just won't bother going to Wigan if shops keep closing.

Replied: 21st Apr 2017 at 21:47

Posted by: roylew (3210)

Ghost town.....fun boy 3

Replied: 21st Apr 2017 at 22:00

Posted by: spiderwoman (856)

Fun boy 3, now that's a blast from the past! I liked them, they were good. Wonder what happened to them??

Replied: 21st Apr 2017 at 23:26

Posted by: linma (2635)

Wigan isn't on the list

Replied: 22nd Apr 2017 at 06:31

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Replied: 22nd Apr 2017 at 14:37

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

"Debenhams stores are set to close after the failure of last-ditch efforts to rescue the ailing store chain.
It means all 12,000 employees are likely to lose their jobs when the chain's 124 shops cease trading
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55142724

Debenhams is the main anchor store in the Grand Arcade, so what is going to replace it ?

This may sound a bit premature, but with what is and what has been happening in the High Streets, with the Covid thing accelerating the move on to online shopping, is this the death knell for the Grand Arcade, how many stores would have to close in the Grand Arcade, to make it unviable, leaving the owners with no choice but to close it.

I am sorry to sound depressing about this, but I think the writing is on the wall

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 12:51

Posted by: albion (268)

A thats going to be left in Wigan is Takeaways Barbers shops Pound shops .All run by you know who.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:29

Posted by: tonker (22795) 

Who Cares?!

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:30

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

All run by yoo know whoo

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:35

Posted by: AngelWood (431)

Tommy you never cease to amaze me with your little pearls of wisdom.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:37

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

Fank yoo

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6327)

I still think that the Market Hall will close, before another one is built/ready as part of the demolition of the bottom part of The Galleries, that being the Market Hall and old Morrisons building

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:42

Posted by: jarvo (29981) 

We're ALL to blame.

The internet will destroy the earth. Eventually.

R.I.P Wiggin.

Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 19:49

Posted by: whups (5268) 

what,s it to you 1stroke .

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 15:45

Posted by: gaffer (6577) 

Stockton on Tees council are biting the bullet and adapting the town centre to meet future needs. The plan incudes 2000 houses within a mile of the town centre. A Wigan version could use the parish church as it's focal point.

Town centre

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 19:23
Last edited by gaffer: 2nd Dec 2020 at 22:00:20

Posted by: admin (798)

Demolish the GRAND ARCADE and build a 200 seat cinema, a Dance Hall Night Club( for adults over 40,) and maybe another rail/tram link to Manchester..

Replied: 3rd Dec 2020 at 10:40

Posted by: gaffer (6577) 

Ron. Maybe the guided busway should be extended from Leigh into Wigan.

Replied: 3rd Dec 2020 at 12:07

 

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