Day nine of the Great Flood of Aberystwyth, and over on the retail park B&Q, Curry’s, Halford’s and Carpetfluff have still failed to reopen after experiencing a few inches of water in the car park, that dried up eight days ago.
It seems completely astonishing that three-and-a-half of the biggest and best-known national retailers in Britain apparently had no emergency planning in place for dealing with, well, emergencies.
It used to be the first instinct of every retailer to reopen, come hell or… er… but no longer, it seems. I imagine it’s got something to do with the slump in retail sales. For ‘Business as usual’, read ‘fuck you, hated customer’.