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Biggles



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clintons in trouble.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50365605
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Clintons was responding to reports on Sunday that it wanted to close 66 out of 332 shops, with landlords slashing rents on most of the other stores.
I think we can all guess one of the stores among the 66 there then?

Did the Kirkcaldy one not close for a while already then re-open again, or is my memory playing tricks with me again?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonmarche closing.Some mob called 15-17 taking over the Debenhams store once they close down so at least that wont be another empty shop plus Bob and Berts now open in the old Next shop.However cant see either improving footfall

That wont happen until the promenade is finished Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That the same promende they spent over £100,000 on about 25 years ago as part of the Key ring-road idea?

Cant blame them really, the amount of traffic is a lot less with a dead high st.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scotty wrote:
That the same promende they spent over £100,000 on about 25 years ago as part of the Key ring-road idea?


It is indeed

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Cant blame them really, the amount of traffic is a lot less with a dead high st.


But according to the councillers regeneration of the prom back to a single carriageway along with muted metered parking bays will increase footfall on the dead high street Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Below is an extract from an article in this week's FFP on Burntisland's booming High Street. Little wonder Kirkcaldy High Street is in such a dreadful state if these figures are to be believed. The full article is here:
https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/why-burntisland-high-street-is-booming-could-this-be-the-future-1-5050231

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article Biggles - the future eh? Portobello is similar in business make up but has recently suffered because of a road replacement project.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biggles wrote:
Below is an extract from an article in this week's FFP on Burntisland's booming High Street. Little wonder Kirkcaldy High Street is in such a dreadful state if these figures are to be believed. The full article is here:
https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/why-burntisland-high-street-is-booming-could-this-be-the-future-1-5050231



Amazing that some roaster on the General thread thinks Rovers should have an all year round shop in the Mercat!

Apparently Burtons and Dorothy Perkings are next to leave with a pub going in their place according to the Courier.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I miss Argos closing? Yes, I know most shops are 'closed' just now, but I mean permanently closed. I see they are still delivering and went to order a keyboard and the Kirkcaldy store doesn't even come up as an option anywhere on their site.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RealNotFizz wrote:
Did I miss Argos closing? Yes, I know most shops are 'closed' just now, but I mean permanently closed. I see they are still delivering and went to order a keyboard and the Kirkcaldy store doesn't even come up as an option anywhere on their site.


Most search results show a stock clearance sale was underway. “Official” link seems to say closed temporarily, but I suspect it’s done. No actual idea, but the Fife stores were under the gun late last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TxRover wrote:
RealNotFizz wrote:
Did I miss Argos closing? Yes, I know most shops are 'closed' just now, but I mean permanently closed. I see they are still delivering and went to order a keyboard and the Kirkcaldy store doesn't even come up as an option anywhere on their site.


Most search results show a stock clearance sale was underway. “Official” link seems to say closed temporarily, but I suspect it’s done. No actual idea, but the Fife stores were under the gun late last year.


It runs in my mind that Argos was bought over by Sainsbury's a few months back, so it's probably the case that Argos will actually operate from within Sainsbury's store at the retail park.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go, folks.

Home Retail Group
In April 2016, Argos' parent Home Retail Group agreed to a £1.4 billion takeover by Sainsbury's, following a bidding war between the supermarket chain and South African conglomerate Steinhoff International. The acquisition was completed on 2 September 2016.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
TxRover wrote:
RealNotFizz wrote:
Did I miss Argos closing? Yes, I know most shops are 'closed' just now, but I mean permanently closed. I see they are still delivering and went to order a keyboard and the Kirkcaldy store doesn't even come up as an option anywhere on their site.


Most search results show a stock clearance sale was underway. “Official” link seems to say closed temporarily, but I suspect it’s done. No actual idea, but the Fife stores were under the gun late last year.


It runs in my mind that Argos was bought over by Sainsbury's a few months back, so it's probably the case that Argos will actually operate from within Sainsbury's store at the retail park.


Yes, Argos has small operations inside a number of Sainsbury's.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'd imagine if the Kirkcaldy Sainsbury's did this, you wouldn't be able to order and pick something up on the same day. Basically rendering the whole USP of the place pointless? They were never the cheapest, but I've given them a decent amount of business over the years due to the proximity and convenience. Shame if it's gone for good. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From today's news updates.

Sainsbury's has been accused of exploiting a loophole to keep Argos outlets open during the UK lockdown.
Under government restrictions, all non-essential shops have been closed for the past week. As supermarkets are an exception, Argos concessions within Sainsbury's shops remain open.
Sainsbury's said people can only buy items at the in-store Argos outlets if they have already paid for them online.
"Like many other online retailers, we are selling essential products for the millions of people now living and working entirely from home," a Sainsbury's spokesperson told the BBC.
"We are then strongly advising customers to have these delivered to their homes. We also have an option to collect from Sainsbury's supermarkets while doing an essential food shop."
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