40 stores to close... (part 3)

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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by blythburgh » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:01 pm

In a Brexit inspired interview with the woman who fronts the local fishing organisations locally she said she was not bothered about the CBI warnings as they only represented big business but almost all businesses were small ones.

She forgot that the small ones earn from the people employed by the big firms and that is why it can hurt an area or areas when a big firm closes or cut staff.

But then I find her an odd spokesperson for fishing. She trumpets how it will help fishermen locally but our big boats have all been sold to Continental rivals or converted to being support vessels to the oil and gas industry and more recently the offshore wind farm industry. The fishermen have retired or are working on the supply vessels. So not sure how Brexit giving us back our waters (maybe) will help any fishermen but the small boats. And I blame successive Governments for not supporting the inshore fishermen in the past.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by pabenny » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm

There's a considerable amount of thread drift going on here. Let's at least try and stick to the woes of retail.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:40 pm

Is this what the future high street will look like?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46924999
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by Constantine » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:46 pm

pabenny wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm
There's a considerable amount of thread drift going on here. Let's at least try and stick to the woes of retail.
Indeed. The inability to tell the difference between a retail store and a fishing vessel would indicate that a visit to specsavers was in order. :)

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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by pabenny » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:15 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Is this what the future high street will look like?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46924999
Summary: Museum shops are booming.

Is it the future of retail? The pundits say that people increasingly want experiences rather than stuff. And we've always bought souvenirs - a gift from Bridlington, concert/theatre/show merchandise, etc. If we're doing more experiences, then the market for souvenirs will grow, and as the museum shops show, it'll become more sophisticated and less like seaside tat.

But is it the future of retail? Ask the shareholders of Past Times.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by blythburgh » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am

Constantine wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:46 pm
pabenny wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm
There's a considerable amount of thread drift going on here. Let's at least try and stick to the woes of retail.
Indeed. The inability to tell the difference between a retail store and a fishing vessel would indicate that a visit to specsavers was in order. :)

(Other optometrists are available.)
I was trying to make the point that people who say shop closure will not affect me because I bank/shop online are wrong. The people who are employed by the shops/banks use the things you do use in the town like hairdressers, cafes, pubs etc. If people lose their jobs they do not use these places. If your favourite hairdresser etc is running on a small profit then the loss of jobs can lead to them having to close and that exacerbates the situation. And you cannot always believe those who say Brexit will/will not be good for the local economy. Those on both sides of the debate can be very blinkered. In the same way as those on both sides of the shop/bank online versus shop/bank in person can be blinkered in their views.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by Constantine » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:59 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am

I was trying to make the point that people who say shop closure will not affect me because I bank/shop online are wrong.
I still believe that a high street store is not a fishing vessel.
blythburgh wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am
The people who are employed by the shops/banks use the things you do use in the town like hairdressers, cafes, pubs etc. If people lose their jobs they do not use these places. If your favourite hairdresser etc is running on a small profit then the loss of jobs can lead to them having to close and that exacerbates the situation.
Despite what you say, UK employment is at a record high
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46958560
blythburgh wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:14 am
And you cannot always believe those who say Brexit will/will not be good for the local economy. Those on both sides of the debate can be very blinkered. In the same way as those on both sides of the shop/bank online versus shop/bank in person can be blinkered in their views.
Yes, the inability of some people to understand that the economy is constantly changing due to changes in consumer behaviour, new technology whatever, and therefore some businesses prosper why others fail can be quite puzzling.

Perhaps basic economics should be on the national curriculum?
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by William Joseph1 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 am

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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by Sarah » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:49 am

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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 3)

Post by pabenny » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:32 am

Sarah wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:49 am
Brighthouse to close 30 stores
Nice to have some good news* in this thread. Now for all of the rest of the stores in this exploitative business.

(* if not for those who work there)
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