Jessops joins list of high street casualties including Comet, Clinton Cards, Game and JJB Sports
STAFF at Jessops in Swansea are among 2,000 workers across the country whose jobs are at risk after the chain became the latest high street casualty.
Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers has confirmed store closures are inevitable as the chain, which has run an outlet on Belle Vue Way for 26 years, suffered a major decline in its core marketplace.
The news follows the collapse of Comet, which ran a large store in Swansea Enterprise Park and went into administration before Christmas.
Clinton Cards also closed both its shops in the city centre after its parent company fell into financial difficulty.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
And computer games giant Game was forced to close its Gamestation unit on Union Street in Swansea.
Discount outdoor clothing and accessory store Trespass has taken over the former Clinton Cards unit in Swansea's Quadrant shopping centre and second- hand electronics and computer game outlet CEX has moved into the former Clinton Cards unit on Oxford Street.
Pay-weekly payment store Perfect Home also launched in Swansea last year in a unit formerly run by JJB Sports, which shut after its parent company ran into problems.
It is understood Jessops provides work for four staff in its Swansea store.
The Evening Post contacted the outlet yesterday but a member of staff said he could not comment on the administration or the immediate effect on trade.
PricewaterhouseCoopers said vouchers and returned goods will no longer be accepted at Jessops. Continued trade will be dependent on talks.
View Shop closures and new stores opening in Swansea 2012-2013 in a larger map