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Friday, 6 November 2009

Threshers shut 53 stores across Scotland

53 Threshers shops out of the 219 across Scotland are now to close down. There will be 373 closures across the UK out of a total of 1,300 shops which will affect all of First Quench's brands including Threshers, Wine Rack, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine.

As most people know the parent company, First Quench went into administration just last month and have appointed KPMG as their administrator, they have announced they hope to sell the company as a growing concern and will make an announcement on Friday of this week.

How many of the company's 6,500 employees are to be made redundant is not yet clear, there are stories of around 1,700+ across the UK - but however many it is, it will be a major blow to them and their families just weeks before Christmas.

According to the BBC Website the closures will be in Forfar, Dingwall, Forres, two in Inverurie, two in Dundee, seven in Aberdeen, Perth, Fort William, Nairn, Bellshill, Alloa, Bathgate, Kirkintilloch, Stirling, Lanark, Bonnyrigg, two in Dunfermline, eight in Edinburgh, Giffnock, Girvan, Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Dumbarton, Strathavon, Shawlands, Barrhead, two in Paisley, two in Port Glasgow, and six in Glasgow.

This means the misery will be felt all over Scotland, how many more companies will go to the wall and how many people made redundant if the SNP manage to introduce minimum alcohol pricing?

1 comment:

Iain Coleman said...

The owner of my local independent off-license is all in favour of minimum alcohol pricing. His main source of grief at the moment is the deep discounting by supermarkets, and he feels that minimum pricing could help him to compete on a more level playing field.

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