Posted 24th JanEdited by:"minifig290"
Another week another high street retailer in administration, this time sadly its the toy and gadget retailer Hawkins Bazaar to be put into administration putting 19 stores and 177 workers at risk.
This isn't the first time the chain has been in trouble in 2011 the retailer closed a majority of its stores and managed to come out, in 2016 the retailer was brought by Merino but in 2018 put up for sale.
Their online store is currently online but only for browsing they have stopped orders and click and collects but all their stores are open with a massive closing down sale which sorta was disguised as its January sales earlier in the month.
Customer Support (FAQ): hawkin.com/cus…ice
The 19 stores at risk are as followed:
- Bluewater in Dartford
- Cambridge (now closed, closest Stevenage)
- Taunton (now closed, closest Exeter)
With immediate effect the following stores are closed:
- Milton Keynes
- Metrocentre Newcastle
(Taunton and Cambridge are now also closed despite being open a few days longer than the 9 above)
------------------------ A CLOSING DOWN HAWKINS BAZAAR STORE--------------------------
From what I've heard some of these stores have had Closing Down sales starting earlier this week such as the Worcester store, and some stores have already shut since Christmas.
The retailer is popular for its Funko POPs and RC gadgets, and recently tried to get sales up with LEGO but sadly the future of this pretty cool place seems dark.
MORE INFORMATION VIA BBC: bbc.co.uk/new…822
So far 2020 has seen the demise of Mothercare then both Hawkins and Beales go into administration.