Deathwatch - Zut Alors! French clothiers Morgan go bust
It's not quite high street genocide on the scale of Woolworths or Zavvi, but it is another small-scale chain going to the wall. French clothing store Morgans has gone into administration and unless sold, will see 33 stores close across the UK and Ireland. Small potatoes in this country, but the 40 year-old firm has nearly 600 stores across 57 countries. Merde.
Try and find a website for more details and you'll come up empty handed; according to online reviews, Morgan seemingly never sold their clothing online. While that's unlikely to be the ultimate reason for their failure, it's an interesting footnote as retail chains goes bust; an unwillingness to look beyond traditional consumer spending in the digital age has certainly attributed to many of the high street's recent woes.