Retail Deathwatch: Current top ten merchants predicted to bust
We launched the Retail Deathwatch mini-site the other day with the intention of tracking who consumers think will be the next brands to bite the bullet this year. Some of you got it and others erupted in spasms of sanctimonious outrage. THINK OF THE CHILDREN PEOPLE!
As said we do not have the god-like ability to make merchants go broke. That would be great because we could charge a lot for it, make it through this economic shitstorm unscathed and distribute the coinage like Robin of yore. No, sadly all we can do is use the collected wisdom of all your predictions to map which retailers are thought to be under most threat in the current economic climate.
So here's the current top ten as collected from everyone's Deathlists (make your own):
1. Currys (52 lists)
2. PC World (48 lists)
3. Jessops (41 lists)
4. WHSmith (34 lists)
5. BHS (30 lists)
6. JJB Sports (20 lists)
7. Homebase (17 lists)
8. Dixons (15 lists)
9. Focus Do It All (13 lists)
10. HMV (11 lists)
The more lists we have of who consumers think are under threat the better picture we have of which retailers are possibly on shaky ground. If you want to contribute your predictions hit up the make a list page and send it in.