WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72391 Topics
976099 Posts
36 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
78 registered (11kendo, 11 invisible), 1572 Guests and 217 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Wirral Globe 601
HMT Lancastria 442
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 405
Name help 389
Vet help 310
Vet help 300
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 200
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light 200
That was kept a bit quiet? 154
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 137
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Vet help
by diggingdeeper
10:50 PM
RIP Peter Vaughan
by Mark
10:00 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by Mark
09:59 PM
Blank Page : Offline
by Mark
09:55 PM
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
09:39 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
07:30 PM
That was kept a bit quiet?
by diggingdeeper
06:19 PM
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by fish5133
02:13 PM
MIG welder
by vw_kyle
01:49 PM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#277006 - 19th Dec 2008 6:32pm Furniture chain MFI closes down
Mondeo_Scott Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2006
Posts: 2875
Loc: Wirral
Administrators at furniture retailer MFI say the firm has now ceased trading, with the loss of 1,400 jobs.

The company's 111 stores have now all been closed.

The administrators said that it had not been possible to sell the business and customers with outstanding orders should seek refunds.

MFI went into administration in November as the downturn in the housing market took its toll on demand for new kitchens and bedrooms.

MFI has seen sales fall in recent years, as it has faced increased competition from newer rivals such as Ikea.

The administrators could not say what redundancy payments would be made to the staff who had lost their jobs

Refunds offered

Customers with outstanding or incomplete orders have been advised to apply for a refund.

MFI: A History

Those who paid by credit card or Visa debit card should contact their card providers.

For customers who paid by cash, cheque or non-Visa debit cards, the administrators say they expect to issue a full refund by drawing on about 30m which has been frozen in various credit card company accounts.

MFI's collapse has wider ramifications.

A huge warehouse used by MFI but run by logistics firm DHL will close on 23 February if a buyer is not found.

The distribution centre, at Thorne, near Doncaster, employs 350 people.

DHL said it would seek to redeploy as many staff as possible, but had so far found new posts for only 35 people.




_________________________

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#277010 - 19th Dec 2008 7:01pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
Tony_1985 Online   spooky

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
oooooooo dear

BYE BYE

Top
#277024 - 19th Dec 2008 8:11pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
FreckledHen Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 35
Loc: Sunny Wirral
Good, that will save me from sore thumbs and wondering were all the odd left-over bits of chipboard went. I did ask once and was told that the "odd bits" were packing pieces!

Top
#277025 - 19th Dec 2008 8:12pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: FreckledHen]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
Made For Idiots lol goodbye fairwell
_________________________


Top
#277046 - 19th Dec 2008 9:47pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: MissGuided]
sristeve Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 25th Aug 2008
Posts: 28
Loc: wirral
good bye great loss as some of us worked for them and was a brill job they not even said anything about the huge delivery center that has been shut in warrington either were me and jonah worked that shut down over 3 weeks ago and hundreds of guys out of work there 2

Top
#277399 - 22nd Dec 2008 3:32am Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: sristeve]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
should of made better quality furniture, idiots no
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#277405 - 22nd Dec 2008 8:09am Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: _Ste_]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
sristeve - that is pretty crap - sorry mate.
I read yesterday at least 10 more high street chains could topple in this latest recession. Could be scare mongering of course...
_________________________


Top
#277516 - 22nd Dec 2008 7:06pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: _Ste_]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
should of made better quality furniture, idiots no


Agreed mate, what they made was ok, but for the money they charged you could get better.
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#277598 - 22nd Dec 2008 9:35pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: MissGuided]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5591
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: MissGuided
Could be scare mongering of course...


That's all it is. The media is going ballistic over this, never seen anything like it since Sept 11th 2001.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#277706 - 23rd Dec 2008 3:44pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: DavidB]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: Station
Originally Posted By: MissGuided
Could be scare mongering of course...


That's all it is. The media is going ballistic over this, never seen anything like it since Sept 11th 2001.


I'm not so sure. Alot is riding on this years Christmas sales figures. Many high street shops operate at a loss for long parts of the year and make all their profits from October to new year. If they haven't sold enough this Christmas to remain insolvent, they won't be getting any new credit from the banks and will fold.
Other newer high street brands have been following an aggressive buisness plan where they've been staking a claim on the high street, keeping a high profile and market share by opening and running outlets at an operating loss, with the help of a few profit making shops, and a line of credit from the bank. Again, without the banks funding they're going to go tits up.

Next year should be very interesting on the high street. think

Top
#277784 - 23rd Dec 2008 11:19pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Shambo]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5591
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Judging by this week, they'll be at least making some kind of profit. Went to Tescos and up to The Trafford Centre today. Never seen car park full there before.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#277794 - 23rd Dec 2008 11:36pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: DavidB]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
I think mfi really stood for monkey flooded instrument
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#277864 - 24th Dec 2008 2:16pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Sanchez]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Looks like Zavvi is next on the chopping block...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7798973.stm

Top
#277873 - 24th Dec 2008 4:19pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Shambo]
Tony_1985 Online   spooky

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
Yeah, heard this one the radio this afternoon

They reckon that all this qill continue on through 2009, but will only be the small companies that will experience difficults.

Yeah right !!


Top
#277882 - 24th Dec 2008 6:37pm Re: Furniture chain MFI closes down [Re: Sanchez]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15985
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: Sanchez
I think mfi really stood for monkey flooded instrument


lol
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
06:19 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
For Sale & Free
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
07:40 PM
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Gaming chair
by monsterz4
6th Dec 2016 8:27pm
MIG welder
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 1:34am
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
4th Dec 2016 12:45pm
Featured Member
Registered: 14th Aug 2015
Posts: 72
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
04:22 AM
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
6th Dec 2016 11:25am
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
6th Dec 2016 9:28am
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
4th Dec 2016 10:24am
New Enthusiast Forums
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
06:19 PM
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Vet help 300
Talk Talk Security Breach 104
RIP Peter Vaughan 84
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 8:15am
Sunset Thu 3:53pm
Local Time Thu 12:10am
WikiWirral Can . . . .