UPDATE 5pm Friday: When Wrexham’s Jessops store closes its doors at 6pm this evening it will be for the last time. Administrators have announced that all of the Jessops stores in the country will be closing rather than just the fifteen under threat as previously thought. Rob Hunt, joint administrator at PwC, said it was an “extremely sad day for Jessops and its employees”.
Our story from 2 days ago:
Another town centre store is under threat as Jessops is due to enter administration.
The Wrexham store on Island Green is part of the nationwide chain of 193 stores that sells photography equipment. Jessops have said fifteen stores that are ‘no longer viable’ will be closed.
A Jessops spokesperson said they will only announce details of the stores to be shut at the time the closures take place.
They added “Jessops will work with the colleagues at these stores to ensure that, wherever possible, they are offered roles elsewhere in the company.”
It is possible that Jessops could enter administration as soon as today.
Update 15:55: The BBC are now reporting that Jessops has entered administration. The administrators have said “At present Jessops will not honour customer vouchers or accept returned goods”.
We have found two stores, one in Stafford and one in Preston, have closed in the last few months in very quick circumstances described as ‘open one day, gone the next’.
The same pattern occurred for the town’s Staples store – report here.