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Jobs go at Jessops in Solihull's Touchwood Centre as store closes for good.

ELEVEN jobs have been lost in Solihull after camera chain Jessops closed its doors for good.

ELEVEN jobs have been lost in Solihull after camera chain Jessops closed its doors for good.

The high street retailer, which sells cameras and photographic equipment, has become the latest casualty of the economic downtown following the loss of stores like Comet, Birthdays, Game and JJB Sports.

PwC, the appointed administrators for the 192 Jessops store, including the one in the Touchwood Centre, described the chain as having a growing online business but said sales had slumped on the run up to Christmas. Around 1,370 jobs will go in total.

Despite Jessops closure, Bhupinder Singh, manager of Knowle Photographic, said he still believes there is a place for independent camera shops.

“A lot of the younger generation will shop online but we still get the older generation who prefer to come into the shop,” he said.

“Business is okay here but it’s still early days for us as we are fairly new.”

 

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