More than 1,300 staff at stricken camera retailer Jessops will lose their jobs as administrators said today they were closing all 187 stores.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers said it has started closing all Jessops shops, axing a combined 1,370 jobs.
It said the high street chain was simply unable to keep trading despite "extensive discussions with suppliers."
However job losses were only "likely" at the company's head office in Leicester.
"This is an extremely sad day for Jessops and its employees," said PWC's Rob Hunt, who is handling the liquidation.
"We are very grateful for the support we have received since our appointment and we will continue to ensure that employees are paid as they assist us during the closure," he said.
Jessops has suffered from online competition and the boom in camera phones, which has hit demand for digital cameras.
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