[Talk-GB] Subject: Re: Thomas Cook shops

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 12:03:22 UTC 2019


I went to check one which is a few hundred metres off my normal route to
the supermarket. For some reason I didn't take photos.

Apart from an A4 notice of closure (with few details) on the door, the
absence of staff, and unopened post on the floor, the shop looked as
normal. Deals still advertised in windows, brochures in racks and desks for
staff etc. It did look a little bare compared with how I remember them, but
I don't think I've visited a travel agent more than 3 times in the past 25
years so I don't have a proper baseline of comparison.

If I had just been driving past and had no knowledge of the news about
Thomas Cook I'd be none the wiser that they had closed. Even on a visit the
available evidence would not have been enough on it's own to convince me
that that particular shop had closed for good.

This doesn't provide any answers, but, I think, does demonstrate that even
an initial ground survey would not be adequate to determine the final
status for a less well known store.

Jerry

On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 11:22, Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:

> On 09/10/2019 11:11, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
> > Not so fast... The current Company is still bust. The shops are closed.
>
> "Sunderland-based Hays said it planned to reopen all the shops under its
> own brand with immediate effect."
>
> Martin.
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