Hopes new owner will reopen closed Peacocks shops in Cumbria
Last updated at 11:29, Thursday, 23 February 2012
Two Cumbrian stores have shut with the loss of 30 jobs following a company buyout by Edinburgh Woollen Mill – but the firm says it is trying to reopen them.
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I was one off the people that lost there job in the carlisle store i know that in my last couple off weeks there customers were saying that they didnt want the shop to close. Saying that EMW need congratluated is a appaling thing to say people have lost there jobs and many of the staff in the shop have children to support. That was a extremley selfish thing to say , i hope one day you can realise how horrible being made redundant is.
The simple fact is that there are too many 'low price' clothing shops for all to survive. New Look, Bon Marche, Primark, Peacocks and others were all competing and casualties were inevitable. Peacocks went broke because people chose to shop elsewhere. While I sympathise with those staff who lost their jobs, it would be nonsense to provide public funds to support a loss-making chain while so many alternatives exist. That is both the beauty and the danger of competition: there will be winners, but inevitably there will be losers. Peacocks lost, and there will be more.
Mr Philip Day is a very successful entrepreneur who will turn around the shops that he has saved from closure and then open new shops creating much needed jobs.Guiy de Montfort L'amaur