Seven Jessops stores sold to Morrisons supermarket
February 4, 2013
Britain’s largest high-street camera chain closed all its remaining 187 shops on 11 January after collapsing into administration two days earlier.
A spokesman for Jessops’ administrator, PwC, declined to comment on the Morrisons deal.
Morrisons had yet to respond to a request for comment at the time of writing.
Last month it emerged that Wilkinson Cameras, a chain based in the North-West, had expressed an interest in taking over at least one Jessops store.
Last Thursday, PwC confirmed that Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones was among a number of buyers to acquire the Jessops brand name.
The Morrisons news was first reported by The Telegraph over the weekend.