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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Hopes new owner will reopen closed Peacocks shops in Cumbria

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.

Posted by ACM on 18 March 2012 at 19:35

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.

Posted by Chris on 24 February 2012 at 21:29

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

Posted by Guiy de Montfort L'amaur on 24 February 2012 at 13:10

I would like ewm to re look at the store at Worksop it's in a prime location and it's a busy store and profitable it's Gunna leave a massive hole in the town I shop there myself as does a lot of Worksop people I cannot understand why they have closed such a busy well loved store with the loss of peacocks where are we Gunna go its crazy to close this shop please ewm re think Worksop don't let this shop disappear

Posted by Nicolas fenech on 24 February 2012 at 07:37

Unfortunately I don't think the stores will ever open again as peacocks or anything else, the internet has killed the highstreet and has cost me my job I loved

Posted by ex peacock worker on 23 February 2012 at 23:52

They kept the god damn concession stores over stores like mine that sadly closed - the concession near me is lucky if its makes £5,000 a week - you call that god dam profitable. And yet David Cameron is willing to bail out a football club. This country disgusts me.

Posted by Lisa on 23 February 2012 at 22:21

Why not open the Peacock's store in the Lanes as a much bigger EWM store..... the one currently up at the Courts is much too small and has very limited stock. It would certainly pull in the crowds - especially those of us who have lost interest in M&S

Posted by local resident on 23 February 2012 at 18:53

Why would you congratulate them? I like many others have no job,and was thrown out of our work place yestarday! Was a disgusting way to treat dedicated staff! And by a company from our home town!!!!

Posted by ex peacocker! on 23 February 2012 at 14:36

The Edinburgh Woolen Mill needs to be congratulated.

Posted by Guiy de Montfort L'amaur on 23 February 2012 at 12:15

Best of a bad job really, when you consider EWM treatment of their staff, god help them!

Posted by Phil on 23 February 2012 at 11:48

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