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Retail Carnage in 2012?

There are many retail industry experts forecasting that the early months of 2012 might be tough for some struggling retailers. We will keep this blog post updated on a regular basis as news of some high profile retail failures comes through. And we will link to media coverage of some of the attempts to restructure retailers under the threat of closure.

General Retail News and Research

Guardian: Christmas on the high street and online - how did retailers do in 2011? (Jan 2012)

Channel 4: Brands gone bad in 2011 (December 2011)

Mary Portas Review of the High Street (December 2011)

La Senza Administration

Blacks and La Senza limp towards administration (December 2011)

Independent: Past Times collapse threatens 1,000 jobs (December 2011)

Daily Mirror: D2 Jeans goes into administration (December 2011)

BBC News: Hawkin’s Bazaar in administration (December 2011)

Blacks Leisure Group

Blacks outdoor equipment group admits defeat

BBC News: Blacks Leisure sale talks continue (December 2011)

Thorntons Business Troubles

BBC News: Thorntons issues profit warning (December 2011)








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