The group was rescued by a management buy-out a couple of years ago.
Nevada Bob, the all 4 adventure prize giveaway US golf specialist, saved 30 of its 37 European franchised stores by buying the UK company out of pre-pack administration.
Austins of Derry, founded in 1830 and one of the world's oldest department stores located in a fabulous building, was put into liquidation on with the loss of 53 jobs.It has ntwo showrooms and 15 staff.It operated from some impressive stores, but difficult market conditions since the recession and competition from eRetailers had made a harsh trading environment for at least 3 years.Elle, the ladies fashionwear chain rescued from administration (as Actif) in 2006 and now operating as L Wear, went into administration again in March 2007, blaming cash-flow problems.PleaseandThankyou, the online business start-up run by Peter Gelardi (co-founder of failed wedding gifts provider, Wrapit see below) has been wound up with no debts.The Pensions Regulator held out for better terms for its pensioners until the very last moment.In May/June 2007 it was in and out of court, fighting administration.It had previously gone into administration in 2013 with 100 redundancies.The first FW Woolworth store was set up in Liverpool 100 years ago.The main thrust of the chain was to support English wine, positioned between "high-end specialist shops and where Wine Rack was before".Clintons (the previous owner) surprisingly bought 196 stores from the administrator (1450 jobs but the Birthdays head office and the other 136 stores closed immediately (750 jobs).
Toys 'R' Us in the US and Canada have sought protection from their creditors, while they reorganise.
The new company will have the West Country Pasty Company brand along with 35 stores: 30 stores will close and 92 people will be made redundant.
Trust Media Distribution (TMD the Carlyle-based distributor of bibles, Christian books, DVDs and music, has gone into administration as a result of a heavy fall in sales.