Comet stores close their doors for the last time on Tuesday 18/12/2012

Signs that even the large companies are facing problems as Comet stores close their doors for the last time on Tuesday 18/12/2012. Comet had nearly 236 stores in total which has been a credit to the company since its opening in 1933.

The administrators Deloitte have said that unsecured creditors would be aiming to get back only 1% of the money owed to them following the chains collapse. It has been said to cost around 23 million pounds of government money in redundancy payments.

Comet was a 236 store business, which had employed around 7,000 people. Comet started life in Hull selling batteries and radios in 1933.

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