With Christmas almost here the retail chain Comet looks to fail on delivering its festive bounty as it faces being put into administration as early as next week. With more than 6,500 staff at risk, the chief executive Bob Darke, said the board was “urgently working with its advisers to seek a solution to secure a viable future”.
With Deloitte set to take over the administration of the 240 store chain, Comet staff informed customers with outstanding orders “it was business as usual until further notice“. However customers have taken to twitter asking if their ordered goods would be delivered despite the collapse while also trying to get last minute festive bargains. The demise of Comet is the biggest since the downfall of Woolworths in 2008.
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By Aaditya Kaza
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