Blockbuster Falls BACK Into Administration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Blockbuster Entertainment's new owner has said it is putting the DVD and computer games rental chain into administration for the second time this year...

The Portas Review Is Missing a Fundamental Element

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dharmendra Patel

This week the government questioned Mary Portas on the progress of the review and how it's helped to revive the high street, so far. Consequently, the review hasn't been successful and MPs have claimed it was a "waste of time" and a "failure". In response, Mary Portas has stated the government is to blame due to their lack of input. What's clear is a lot of blame has been bandied about, but what's not so clear is how the high street can be saved, and if there's still hope for it.

Charlie Thomas

Could Jessops Cameras Be Stocked In HMV Stores? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Could we see two of the high street's retail failures rescued in one week? Retail Week has reported that Hilco, the restructuring firm which bough...

British Retail: What's All the Fuss About?!

Jon Worley | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
Jon Worley

If you still need more evidence that the internet has necessitated a rethink of customer engagement strategies, then you may as well shut shop and protect the few assets and cash-in-hand available to you.

LOOK: New UK Monopoly Board Unveiled

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Hasbro has updated the UK version of Monopoly in order to "more accurately reflect the average British high street". Check it out - and below it, some...

How to Survive When Your Company Goes Into Administration

Alison E. Wise | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alison E. Wise

Seven of the places I worked at have gone bankrupt... well, make that eight now (I kinda have a curse) - I was a 'seasonal employee' at HMV for two Christmases. I'm still friends with many of the people I worked with at HMV and I see their frustration, anger, and sadness expressed on Facebook. I understand what they are going through because I've been through it too. Here's some tips to help them try and survive this horrible experience with some of their sanity intact.

Did Disney Predict the Future of the Human Race?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Lewis Shepherd

Maybe we won't end up in a spaceship hovering above the earth in the way that Wall-E foretold but sitting in isolation communicating and doing everything via an Internet connection, like the morbidly obese in the animated hit, could become a dreaded reality if we aren't careful.

HMV's Place on the High Street Belongs to Yesterday, and Sentimentality Won't Save It

Patrick Garratt | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK
Patrick Garratt

How should we feel about HMV's troubles? Appealing to a consumer's sense of nostalgia isn't going to stop people wanting the largest choice of media as inexpensively as possible - something only the internet can now provide.

Could SMEs Use HMV And Jessops Stores For Popups?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Could there be some good news to come out of Jessops and HMV falling into administration? A group of pop-up experts is in talks with Deloitte and P...

Jessops To Close All Stores

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Administrators are to close all of the shops in stricken camera chain Jessops, with the loss of 1,370 jobs. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Comedy

So, that was the week that was. In politics, the 'Ronseal' Coalition released their midterm report, MPs demanded a pay rise - while voting for mor...

Jessops Goes Into Administration, Threatening 2,000 Jobs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Camera retailer Jessops has collapsed into administration, threatening 2,000 jobs, it announced on Wednesday. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been...

Flash Bang Wallop: Jessops On The Brink Of Going Under

Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Camera retailer Jessops has been placed into administration, with administrators saying store closures are “inevitable”. Camera retai...