Comment: The new Comet - same name, same problems

Clive Coombes, who attempted to rescue Comet out of administration, is launching an 80 store chain called Meridian Comet, which analyst Matt Piner believes may struggle.

Despite Clive Coombes’ attempts to rescue Comet last year, his plan to return to the high street with 80 ‘Meridian Comet’ stores remains surprising.

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