1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. Another High Street Shop Goes Bust (Mothercare)

Another High Street Shop Goes Bust (Mothercare)

In the News

So today its announced that mothercare has gone into administration its a real shame the high street is struggling i do alot online but still go into high street every week and spend money

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-50287153

Ann1984
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

They closed down lots of their stores a while back and only had a few left and went mainly online. It's a shame that they are gone now too.

Like
Reply
Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
7 months ago

We still have a big one in cardiff not sure if its one of the stores closing

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig7 months ago

Ann1984 our one went ages ago, got a few bargains.

Like
Reply
AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi7 months ago

Mothercare is very expensive and also the quality of the products are poor.

Most of the clothes are made in China and they not the right size on the little ones.

Their marketing fails with the product line...if the things were better quality, I would buy them.

Like
Reply
Mango4
Mango47 months ago

Was the place to go years ago for baby items, but competition from supermarkets , lower priced stores and the internet, has meant like many stores they are no longer able to compete .

Like
Reply
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana7 months ago

I'm very price sensitive (ok tight fisted) and tend to only shop locally for food shops and the discounters, B&M, Poundland, Wilkinsons etc and also like to browse charity shops. I don't want to be buying from Amazon and ebay as its bad for the economy and the environment but like many choose the cheapest supplier. I also buy from aliexpress for certain products.

Amazon pricing reflects the pricing of their competitors so as competitors disappear their pricing increases so if Mothercare disappears it's likely Amazon's pram prices will increase. Saying that I have no idea who are the main sellers of prams etc in the UK but Amazon will automatically increase their margin if they can.

Like
Reply
PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc7 months ago

Oh, another one?

U.K. retail market is certainly looking like it's going to be rebooted in some way.

Like
Reply
ClaireF1978
ClaireF19787 months ago

High Street shops closing doesn't surprise me anymore. Its a shame to see mothercare go as I used to love browsing when I was pregnant with my first, it wasn't competitivly priced though so couldn't have survived. Although it's a nice experience I'll still always find the cheapest supplier.

Like
Reply
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals
We use cookies (e.g. personalisation, analytics, social media). Find out more.