Deathwatch: Hawkin's Bazaar go into administration
You’d think that Christmas would be the strongest time of year for Hawkin’s Bazaar, the purveyors of toys and novelty gifts but it hasn’t been enough to stop it from plunging into administration earlier today.
Owned by the Tolbar Group, there are 65 Bazaars across the country, and 380 staff will now be fearful of their jobs. Peter Saville, of administrators Zolfo Cooper said: “In common with many retailers the group has experienced exceptionally challenging trading conditions of late” although he added that they are trying to protect jobs.
They follow on from the likes of Past Times, La Senza, Blacks and D2 Jeans, who have all fallen foul over the past couple of weeks, although Hawkin's Bazaar customers owning gift vouchers can still exchange these for goods. If you’re one of those customers, we’d be doing it sooner rather than later…