It’s a tale of two fortunes in Bexleyheath town centre as Thomas Cook looks set to reopen as Hays Travel.
Thing’s don’t look so positive over at Bon Marche which is closing. Owners are looking to close 100 of the stores 318 branches.
Thomas Cook collapsed last month with huge debts.
Will Hays Travel enjoy better fortunes? High street travel agents have struggled for some time.
Another store in trouble is Marks and Spencer which has problems with clothing sales while food holds up. yesterday it announced a big fall in profits and a “slump” in clothing sales. Bexleyheath has a very large store mostly divided between food and clothing either side of the Broadway Centre’s pedestrian avenue.