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Kiddiecare closing stores.

(12 Posts)
FTMK Tue 29-Jul-14 18:49:05

Just seen that Money Saving Expert have tweeted that Kiddiecare are closing all but one store. Make sure you spend your gift cards / look out for bargains...

Waggamamma Tue 29-Jul-14 18:50:55

I didn't even know they had stores. I've always ordered online from them. Maybe the onlune business is just more profitable? No retail space to rent, less staff costs etc.

CecyHall Tue 29-Jul-14 18:58:30

I feel like they've only just opened the Lakeside one (or perhaps time has gone really fast). Doesn't sound good for them though.

hubbahubster Tue 29-Jul-14 19:19:56

Aren't they owned by Morrisons now? I'm guessing they'll be selling more through their stores.

BikeRunSki Tue 29-Jul-14 19:22:52

The Rotherham store has only been open 2 minutes!!!

woodwaj Tue 29-Jul-14 19:49:40

Thanks for the heads up!

Hobbes8 Tue 29-Jul-14 19:50:42

They've only just opened one in Hayes as well. Perhaps they over expanded too quickly?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 29-Jul-14 20:12:59

Oh no! I hate online shopping, especially for baby things. I like to see what I'm buying, especially as Kiddicare can be cheaper.

Notonthisplanet Tue 29-Jul-14 20:18:02

Morrisons bought it for £70 million a few years ago but didn't know how to run the business as mainly online and Morrisons are behind the times, now been sold for £2 million don't know to who though

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 30-Jul-14 03:24:59

It is to a private equity who will return it to online only. Morrison is behind the tines definitely wrt to online. Their original plan with kiddicare was to help themselves go online. Now they are partnered with ocado for that.

Marnierose Wed 30-Jul-14 11:11:14

I heard they were looking for a buyer. The lady in the shop even hinted buying a pram in a different shop closer to home.

frankiebuns Wed 30-Jul-14 15:02:17

I work for morrisons deffo behind times in more way than one! Kiddicare had a store in southampton closest to me and wed could use our discount cards in there but not online

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