Category Archives: Comet

Playthings of the Monetary Rich and (In) Famous

The last couple of times this blog has fallen silent for a month, it has been because of a death in my family. Thankfully, this time that is not the case, though an alleged death threat does feature. Can you … Continue reading

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Comet and the Argosnauts

Over the last week the press has been full of the demise of Comet – the biggest retail failure since the death of Woolworths in the words of some papers – and (as can be seen in our Media Commentary … Continue reading

Posted in Catalogues, Closure, Comet, Competition, Consumer Change, Internet shopping, Online Retailing, Private Equity | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Bye, bye, Best Buy

It seems a lifetime ago, but is really only two or three years……Best Buy announcing that they were planning to open the first of their planned 200 out-of-town stores in the UK.  And then last week…… came their announcement saying … Continue reading

Posted in Best Buy, Comet, Electrical Retailing, International Retailing, Internet shopping, Online Retailing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments