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ETHEL AUSTIN CLOSES ITS NEW FERRY STORE


12 January 2013 

Sad news for New Ferry's district centre became apparent yesterday when staff at Ethel Austin shut up shop for the last time. 

The store had survived the liquidation of the original Ethel Austin company back in 2008.  During several buy-outs, miraculously, the New Ferry store continued to trade.  It was most recently saved (for the fifth time) by the last buyer of the company, Ricli Ltd, who acquired the last 32 of the clothing stores in July 2012.

Since that time, however, the stores have struggled to repair the confidence of shoppers, and - faced with extremely difficult trading conditions in the current continuing recession - it now appears that the company has given up on its New Ferry store.

It is understood the loyal staff had not been paid any wages during December.  The New Ferry community would like to wish them well for all they have done to try to save the store over the last 5 years, and we hope they all find new employment as soon as possible.
 

 
 
 


     
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