Kiddicare closing down sale / clearance in Peterborough?

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Found 28th Jul
Any fellow Peterborians know when Kiddicare will be clearing their shelves ready to close?
There's lots I need to get for our little one but I don't want to pay full price then see if half price 2 weeks later! T.i.a
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Seems like all the good shops are closing down now...I’ve used Kiddicare previously and thought their goods were very reasonably priced and good quality. What a shame!

Thursday 26/07/2018 was the official store/website closing date so I’ve read.
Edited by: "steve765" 28th Jul
steve7656 h, 22 m ago

Seems like all the good shops are closing down now...I’ve used Kiddicare p …Seems like all the good shops are closing down now...I’ve used Kiddicare previously and thought their goods were very reasonably priced and good quality. What a shame!Thursday 26/07/2018 was the official store/website closing date so I’ve read.


Trashed by Morrisons. It wasn't a supermarket business but a specialist retailer good at what they did.
Edited by: "Sid.Harper" 28th Jul
Sid.Harper4 m ago

Trashed by Morrisons. It wasn't a supermarket business but a specialist …Trashed by Morrisons. It wasn't a supermarket business but a specialist retailer good at what they did.


How trashed by Morrison’s?
steve7657 m ago

How trashed by Morrison’s?


It started the demise in the company's future, in my opinion.

Shoved from big company to PE and Dunelm ownership.

google.co.uk/amp…229 for some of the background.

Some businesses thrive by not growing fast because the market can't expand at the same speed.

I remember working with an exceptionally smart guy who left a top job for what he said was the next big thing. Turned out it was a gardening website startup. Never thought they'd make their millions. Guess what...
Edited by: "Sid.Harper" 28th Jul
Sid.Harper4 h, 24 m ago

It started the demise in the company's future, in my opinion. Shoved from …It started the demise in the company's future, in my opinion. Shoved from big company to PE and Dunelm ownership.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-38128229 for some of the background. Some businesses thrive by not growing fast because the market can't expand at the same speed.I remember working with an exceptionally smart guy who left a top job for what he said was the next big thing. Turned out it was a gardening website startup. Never thought they'd make their millions. Guess what...


Ok. Thanks for the info. Didn’t know a lot of the stuff in the Google link.
Shame really as everything we bought from Kiddicare was good quality & it was on my list of retailers that I would definitely have purchased from again.
Have looked at the Dunelm website and I think I will give that a miss...
It’s getting harder these days to find small to medium sized companies that are good at what they do....as the larger ‘main high-street retailers (we all know who they are)’ just want to muscle in and take them over effectively limiting the choice of where we can shop....quantity then takes over quality and everything goes downhill from there...
Edited by: "steve765" 28th Jul
steve76513 m ago

Ok. Thanks for the info. Didn’t know a lot of the stuff in the Google l …Ok. Thanks for the info. Didn’t know a lot of the stuff in the Google link. Shame really as everything we bought from Kiddicare was good quality & it was on my list of retailers that I would definitely have purchased from again. Have looked at the Dunelm website and I think I will give that a miss...It’s getting harder these days to find small to medium sized companies that are good at what they do....as the larger ‘main high-street retailers (we all know who they are)’ just want to muscle in and take them over effectively limiting the choice of where we can shop....quantity then takes over quality and everything goes downhill from there...


Oh we bought tonnes from them for our first born. But when it came to the second they just weren't cutting it anymore.

To be fair I think competition intensified in that space, but part of me thinks if Morrisons didn't try an aggressive expansion, it might have remained a sustainable business.
Edited by: "Sid.Harper" 28th Jul
Sid.Harper34 m ago

Oh we bought tonnes from them for our first born. But when it came to the …Oh we bought tonnes from them for our first born. But when it came to the second they just weren't cutting it anymore. To be fair I think competition intensified in that space, but part of me thinks if Morrisons didn't try an aggressive expansion, it might have remained a sustainable business.


Maybe who knows...
Question is...was a genuine attempt at expansion or simply a way of eliminating the completion?
Some of the big retailers these days don’t like competition (in whatever form) & use their size/bullying tactics combined with bulk reductions in selling price making it hard for the smaller retailers to compete effectively alongside them. What we lose however Is the ‘healthy competition’ that having multiple retailers brings.
Edited by: "steve765" 28th Jul
steve76520 m ago

Maybe who knows...Question is...was a genuine attempt at expansion or …Maybe who knows...Question is...was a genuine attempt at expansion or simply a way of eliminating the completion?Some of the big retailers these days don’t like competition (in whatever form) & use their size/bullying tactics combined with bulk reductions in selling price thus making it hard for the smaller retailers to compete effectively alongside them. What we lose however Is the ‘healthy competition’ that having multiple retailers brings.


At the time they certainly weren't competing, so it was expanding into an area they thought was a growth sector's initially they just opened extra branches but then they started putting into Morrisons stores, from memory.

Agree with your final point.
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