|I could see if they switched the lights on|
Along with the woes of Habitat comes the news that home fittings company Homeform, the owner of brands such as Moben, Kitchens Direct and Dolphin, is to go into administration. That doesn't surprise me, much as MFI eventually biting the dust did not. These brands are naturally suffering in the downturn, but they also featured quite regularly on BBC Watchdog for their sloppy customer service, so it is not all down to the economics of the country.
Comet is not doing so well, Dixons and Currys too. Famous brands in difficulty all around. Are we to be left with just the major supermarkets with a vast online and home delivery service plus a few niche players for added choice? If so, lots of retail staff will be out of a job and just window shopping courtesy of Windows!