Thread: Maplin stores
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Old 26th Oct 2017, 2:19 pm   #10
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Default Re: Maplin stores

I think it's a symptom of being too big (corporate) and the necessary overheads that involves - I reckon.

I suppose this is the way of it - if you own/live in/on the premises you can minimise your overheads and make a business survive (my wife and I did this with a small shop we owned and lived over). We'd still be doing it now if we hadn't the opportunity to move to a remote, wooded location and bring the business with us!

Maplins will, I fear, go exactly the way of Tandy et al - the bean counters have no personal interest and therefore look at it entirely from the bottom line. Perhaps if they lived and worked IN the shops things would be different.
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