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BHS waves goodbye as final stores close after 88 years


By Natalie Mortimer, N/A

August 28, 2016 | 2 min read

BHS stores will no longer be a fixture on the British high street from today, when the retailer will close down the remainder of its stores for good.



The closure of the final 22 shops comes despite a guerrilla campaign and numerous reports of interested parties, however a buyer failed to emerge and BHS was forced to close its doors. The embattled retailer was put into administration in April when a bidding process began.

Former owner Sir Philip Green and his running of the brand is currently under investigation by MPs, who are trying to pick apart what went wrong for the retailer. Green has been the subject of a scathing report, where those on the committee called him "the unacceptable face of capitalism."

The retail tycoon had promised to "sort" a pension deficit back in June, however he has since been criticised by those overseeing the investigation for failing to make any progress.

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