50 jobs to go at Peacocks

Daily Echo: 50 jobs to go at Peacocks 50 jobs to go at Peacocks

MORE than 50 jobs are to go in Hampshire after the buyer of a collapsed retail chain moved to close two thirds of its UK stores.

Peacocks’ administrators KPMG said the privately owned Scottish group Edinburgh Woollen Mill had acquired 388 of its 612 stores, which would safeguard around 6,000 jobs, including those working at 18 branches across Hampshire.

But Southampton’s city centre branch is to close with the loss of 34 jobs and the city’s Portswood Road branch is shutting with 10 jobs going.

Basingstoke’s store will close, losing 14 jobs. However, the sale is good news for Southampton’s remaining stores in Bitterne, Shirley and Locks Heath and in Eastleigh, Lymington, Ringwood, Fareham and Gosport.

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12:11pm Thu 23 Feb 12

lymicherry says...

Er, I think your intro might need rewriting. Do the math...
Er, I think your intro might need rewriting. Do the math... lymicherry
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12:46pm Thu 23 Feb 12

katyleanne says...

No Lymicherry, you need to read properly, it says Hampshire, not Southampton and Basingstoke will lose a further 14 jobs on top of the original 44 which makes the intro correct.
No Lymicherry, you need to read properly, it says Hampshire, not Southampton and Basingstoke will lose a further 14 jobs on top of the original 44 which makes the intro correct. katyleanne
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12:52pm Thu 23 Feb 12

lymicherry says...

With respect, katyleanne, the intro says Peacocks' buyer is to close two-thirds of its UK stores.
In fact it is KEEPING 388 of those 612 stores - which ain't a 66 per cent shutdown in anyone's book. Perhaps you should be the one reading the story more carefully.
With respect, katyleanne, the intro says Peacocks' buyer is to close two-thirds of its UK stores. In fact it is KEEPING 388 of those 612 stores - which ain't a 66 per cent shutdown in anyone's book. Perhaps you should be the one reading the story more carefully. lymicherry
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12:56pm Thu 23 Feb 12

katyleanne says...

Read what? You never made anything clear which you were criticizing.
Read what? You never made anything clear which you were criticizing. katyleanne
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1:07pm Thu 23 Feb 12

lymicherry says...

Look, let's not fall out over this - life's too short. I'm not criticising anyone - just pointing out a factual inaccuracy which you either failed or chose not to see. I'm sorry if you needed it spoon-fed.
Look, let's not fall out over this - life's too short. I'm not criticising anyone - just pointing out a factual inaccuracy which you either failed or chose not to see. I'm sorry if you needed it spoon-fed. lymicherry
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1:08pm Thu 23 Feb 12

katyleanne says...

On another note, surprised City Centre one is shutting, would have thought Bitterne closed, last time I went in there the staff were all stodd around doing nothing and I was the only customer in the whole store, it was dead in there.
On another note, surprised City Centre one is shutting, would have thought Bitterne closed, last time I went in there the staff were all stodd around doing nothing and I was the only customer in the whole store, it was dead in there. katyleanne
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