Jessops jobs under threat after firm goes into administration
ABOUT 2,000 jobs at camera chain Jessops - which has a store in Grimsby - are under threat after the group collapsed into administration today.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed to the group, which is Britain's only specialist nationwide camera retailer, with nearly 200 stores.
It marks the first high-profile retail collapse of 2013 and comes soon after consumer electricals chain Comet hit the wall, sparking more than 6,000 job losses.
Jessops, which has its headquarters in Leicester, has suffered in recent years from online competition and the boom in camera phones, which has hit demand for digital cameras.