Another nail in the High Street coffin? Retailer Mothercare Closes 110 Stores In UK

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Found 18th May 2011
The retailer will shut 110 stores and focus instead on its out-of-town Parenting Centres, which contain its Early Learning Centre brand.

Mothercare says around 250 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the changes.

Total store numbers will fall from 373 to 266 in the UK but the company says it expects big savings from the restructuring.

Over the last three years it has reduced its town estate by a quarter.

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Original Poster

expensive really and comparable quality is available else where for cheaper, long have the days gone when a high street shop can rely on its brand history

Alfonse

expensive really and comparable quality is available else where for … expensive really and comparable quality is available else where for cheaper, long have the days gone when a high street shop can rely on its brand history



+1

When looking for a dress for a 2 year old for a wedding last year i found it was cheaper for me to buy a Ted Baker dress than a Mother care dress, was quite a bit cheaper too


Edited by: "ilovepink" 18th May 2011

ilovepink

+1When looking for a dress for a 2 year old for a wedding last year i … +1When looking for a dress for a 2 year old for a wedding last year i found it was cheaper for me to buy a Ted Baker dress than a Mother care dress, was quite a bit cheaper too



even Debenhams designers are cheaper in alot of cases, Jasper Conran and Rocha John Rocha kids which I have bought for my daughters

yep-just heard today our local ELC is closing-hate to see anyone losing their job,but they are just far too expensive for what they are.

Banned

Really struggling to give a crap.....

barky

yep-just heard today our local ELC is closing-hate to see anyone losing … yep-just heard today our local ELC is closing-hate to see anyone losing their job,but they are just far too expensive for what they are.



ELC is a right rip off, cant believe the price of some of their stuff

Mothercare store in Poole, Dorset is closing, they were only advertising for staff in February!!

does this mean closing down sales? They were selling their shoes for a pound when the bolton one closed.

Over-priced retailer - shame for the employees, but as a store - byeeeee!

Banned

Wheres a list of stores to close?

It'll be a shame for parents to be. I suspect quite a few people go into Mothercare to check out and try the prams, cots, branded items etc and then find them cheaper online and purchase them there.
In my town, the Mothercare and ELC are being closed and a new joint one is supposed to be opening out of town near the Argos, Next, Homebase etc, I wonder if that will still happen.

Banned

Another store that would rather make £10 profit on one thing than have sensible prices and make £5 profit on a **** load of stuff.

Wow closing 110 stores and only 250 people lose their jobs.

sickly sweet

It'll be a shame for parents to be. I suspect quite a few people go into … It'll be a shame for parents to be. I suspect quite a few people go into Mothercare to check out and try the prams, cots, branded items etc and then find them cheaper online and purchase them there.In my town, the Mothercare and ELC are being closed and a new joint one is supposed to be opening out of town near the Argos, Next, Homebase etc, I wonder if that will still happen.


not really....for cheapie pushchairs go to toys r us. for expensive ones go to john lewis.

mothercare clothes are stupidly priced. GAP FTW...their sales are the best!

Great my kids will again get a load of sale rubbish from the In-Laws this Xmas.
Edited by: "nattynatty" 18th May 2011

next clothes are cheaper and much better quality
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