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18 Shops That Have Gone Into Administration Since 2007

Since the start of the recession the high street has taken a battering.

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Blockbuster fell into administration for the second time last week, risking 264 stores and the employment of more than 2000 members of staff.

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And when you think about it, there's been quite a trend of shops facing difficulty recently. How many others have fallen into administration since the start of the recession in 2007?


5. JJB Sports? Bye bye.

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2,200 people lost their jobs when JJB Sports folded in September 2012. 180 stores closed and 20 of them were turned into Sports Direct.


9. Jessops went in adminstration earlier this year but it has since been rescued.

Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

187 stores closed and 1,370 people lost their jobs in January 2013 when the shop chain entered administration. The chain was bought by that Dragon's Den bloke Peter Jones and 31 stores have since reopened.


14. Dreams has had a rough ride.

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The bed superstore went into administration in March of this year, threatening 1600 jobs. However an investment company bought the chain one day later, resulting in only 95 stores closing.

16. Peacocks has nearly disappeared.

There were 3,100 immediate job losses when the shop was sold to the Edinburgh Woolen Mill after the shop fell into administration in 2012. 224 shops are still open.


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