The Works

  • The Works

    Why low prices are not enough


    People may be watching what they spend, but that hasn’t saved value specialists from collapse. George MacDonald surveys their prospects as they enter another tough year

  • Opinion

    Don’t just blame the market


    It gives no one at Retail Week any pleasure that last week’s front page story about The Works being on the brink of administration came true even more quickly than expected.

  • Opinion

    The Works’ collapse has a silver lining


    Having lunch last Friday in a typical property haunt, I noticed one agent give another a knowing nod. He was referring to the collapse of bargain books retailer The Works, which went into administration that day.

  • News

    The Works enters administration


    Bargain bookseller The Works has gone into administration, as reported in this week’s issue of Retail Week.