Biggest Photography Retailer in the UK Has Closed

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Today is an unfortunate day for UK photographers as Jessops, the largest high street photography retailer in the UK has officially announced that they will be shutting down all 187 stores today, January 11th. Due to the intense competition from online retailers, the brick-and-mortar giant has admitted defeat after struggling with mediocre profits for years. PriceWaterhouseCoopers was in charge of finding a savior for Jessops but was unable to come up with a buyer.

You can head over to Jessops’ website for more info on their returns, repairs, and the sort here.

Via The Verge

Kodak Pulls Out Of The Consumer Printing Business

We’ve all known about Kodak’s financial troubles as of late, and now, they’ve officially announced another hopeful fix to their long term survivability plan. They are cutting off their consumer inkjet printing department, along with 1200 employees. Their thought process behind this decision focuses on taking themselves out of the consumer market while making them more prominent in the commercial and enterprise solutions and services. We will see how things unfold for Kodak come 2013.

And if any of you have a large Kodak based printing set up, they are still offering to support their Kodak customers by continuing to sell supplies and accessories such as ink.

Via The Verge

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