Jessops officially opening six stores and online shop today
UK Dragons’ Den TV star, Peter Jones CBE, has announced that he became the Chairman and Chief Executive of Jessops. Six stores will be opened as of today, while the online shop is also scheduled to go live in the following hours. The camera merchant will create hundreds of jobs out of 50 stores opening by the end of the year.
Jessops outlet opening in London this week, along with online store
Blue skies have finally appeared on top of the Jessops brand, as the company is preparing to open an outlet store in the heart of London, United Kingdom. A source familiar with the matter has confirmed that the new Jessops store will be opened, along with the online shop, by the end of this week.
New Jessops website to be officially launched soon
After entering into administration, most analysts believed that Jessops will never recover. However, the company found a buyer pretty quickly, sparking new hope into the fans’ hearts. Even though the physical stores will remain closed, Jessops has officially announced a “new website will be launching soon”.
UK Dragon’s Den star, Peter Jones, buys Jessops brand
Last January, Jessops became the first High Street company to enter administration with PricewaterhouseCoopers as the administrator. After less than a month, PwC found a buyer for Jessops. It fell into the hands of Dragon’s Den star and businessman, Peter Jones, who bought the brand and other assets.
Jessops fall into administration brings Canon and Nikon reactions
Just a few days passed after UK-based photographic retail shop Jessops entered into administration on January 9, and two of the biggest camera producers have already commented on the situation. Canon is disappointed by Jessops situation while Nikon aids repairs on its gear bought through Jessops’ retail stores.
Jessops camera retailer enters into administration
Jessops, a UK-based camera retailer, has officially entered into administration, with PricewaterhouseCoopers as the administrator. The camera store could not compete against online retailers and did not manage to fully recover after agreeing a debt restructuring with HSBC, in 2009.