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Jessops as a phoenix from the flames...

JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:53AM
It seems some of Jessops is rising from the ashes,

Signing up here will give you updates about what & when http://www.jessops.com/

And some of the photo books business is here to http://photo.jessops.com/

I wonder what will follow?

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keith selmes 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 10:22AM
But it says " Jessops Photo database will be transferred to CeWe Color Ltd".
Doesn't that imply they'll simply take over the customer data ?
thewilliam 9 6.1k
11 Feb 2013 11:46AM
Customer data seems to be one of the most valuable commodities these days. Do the administrators have anything else that they can sell?
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
11 Feb 2013 11:56AM

Quote:Do the administrators have anything else that they can sell?

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Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
11 Feb 2013 12:22PM
I wonder if its just a facelift (ie some other company bought the name itself and all its trading assets) and its totally a new engine under the bonnet - or if its the same car with a slightly smaller engine and a respray?

I will be interesting to find out, also if it is a purchase of the trading name I'm surprised it was never done with the likes of Woolworths or others (when one considers both the decades of solid trading and name building behind it and the cheapness of not having to re-label bought stores).
11 Feb 2013 12:38PM
Peter Jones announced an offer on Jessops online printing (edited - was 1st Feb), he's continuing with the online print business (he's bought the brand name).
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Feb 2013 12:48PM

I'm pretty sure that CeWe were already Jessops online printers.
keith selmes 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 12:50PM
Oh, so, CeWe already ran the service, so perhaps it keeps the name

"CeWe, who previously managed the Jessops Photo service, will carry on running the business with entrepreneur Peter Jones"

mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 2:45PM
I am not sure this phoenix is ever going to fly agtain

Quote:Amateur Photographer (AP) can reveal the full scale of Jessops' financial troubles and the amount Jessops owed its key suppliers.

In total Jessops owed around 80m, including 42.6m to listed creditors.

Customers who had made deposits and not yet received goods, who returned goods and not received repayment or who were due compensation were owed 201,000.

Unredeemed customer gift cards totalled 869,000 and Jessops owed the taxman more than 1.3m.


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