51 jobs go at Comet in Chepstow

51 jobs go at Comet in Chepstow

51 jobs go at Comet in Chepstow

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WORKERS for Comet's home delivery network in Chepstow were told they were being made redundant today.

The 51 staff at the local centre are part of 603 people across the UK for that part of the business who lost their jobs.

Further redundancies today in head office and central functions take the figure to 735.

A spokeswoman for joint administrators Deloitte said the home delivery network will continue to operate, although with a significantly reduced workforce at each of its 12 locations to complete deliveries and continue to support the repairs operation.

There have been no redundancies to date at Comet stores.

However, the administrators confirmed on Saturday that up to 41 Comet stores may have to close between now and the end of November, unless a buyer can be found for the business.

Electrical retailer Comet went into administration earlier this month.

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4:17pm Mon 19 Nov 12

GwentVoice says...

Very sad as another big name closes. I think these shops are simply too big and operate on such narrow margins.

Very interesting too see what Currys has done. Merging its shops with PC World - a good move I think and after visiting the Newport branch appears to have gone back to the size of the old shop at maesglas.

After all - how many washing machines, computers, cookers etc do you actually need on show??

I fear BHS and HMV will be 2013's victims.
Very sad as another big name closes. I think these shops are simply too big and operate on such narrow margins. Very interesting too see what Currys has done. Merging its shops with PC World - a good move I think and after visiting the Newport branch appears to have gone back to the size of the old shop at maesglas. After all - how many washing machines, computers, cookers etc do you actually need on show?? I fear BHS and HMV will be 2013's victims. GwentVoice
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6:41pm Mon 19 Nov 12

arvinda strop says...

Curry's also operate Dixons as well as pc world but they are an internet only setup
Curry's also operate Dixons as well as pc world but they are an internet only setup arvinda strop
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10:39pm Tue 20 Nov 12

GwentVoice says...

PC World isn't Internet only! They have merged with Currys. Dixons went ages ago as did Dixons Link.

Wakes wakey
PC World isn't Internet only! They have merged with Currys. Dixons went ages ago as did Dixons Link. Wakes wakey GwentVoice
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