What caused the demise of Wild Pair, Dick Smith and Pumpkin Patch? A post-mortem analysis

  • News
  • November 3, 2016
  • Elly Strang
What caused the demise of Wild Pair, Dick Smith and Pumpkin Patch? A post-mortem analysis

If there’s anything to take away from the last year in the retail sector, it’s that it’s a tough market out there. There has been a string of high-profile foldings within the sector, including Wild Pair and Dick Smith. The latest to go under is embattled childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch. We chat to retail analyst Chris Wilkinson to dissect what lessons can be learnt from these high-profile closures.

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RIP Wild Pair: sorry we killed you off

  • Opinion
  • January 27, 2016
  • Elly Strang
RIP Wild Pair: sorry we killed you off

Online shopping can take lives - shop lives, that is. The Register deputy editor Elly Strang explains why there's a disconnect between where younger people are spending their money and the consequences of it, as shown by customers being shocked by Wild Pair's closure.

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Wild Pair to shut down for good after bid to find a buyer fails

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  • January 26, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Wild Pair to shut down for good after bid to find a buyer fails
Wild Pair's 277 Broadway store (pictured) had been open less than a year before closing.

The search to find a buyer for embattled fashion and footwear chain Wild Pair has failed, leaving no other option but closure. Its receivers will now sell its stock to repay what is owing, while its last remaining store will shut this Sunday. We ask what went wrong along the way.

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