Thursday, 01 March 2018 News

Maplin in administration

Maplin in administration

It was another bad day for retail, with the announcement that Maplin have entered administration.

At Murphy we recall them opening there first retail warehouse unit in N Ireland, in Belfast Boucher road, following a relocation from the Lisburn road.

We acquired the 6,000 sqft unit while serving time in another company and help the then MD Graham Caldwell expand with several stores opened  through the Island of Ireland.

To this day, we are still a customer both in store and online and hope the retailer gets restructured to stay in our retail environment for the next 40 years.....we are a fan of the business.

With 2018 set to be a further year of retail and leisure change, with restructuring in certain circles, it is set to be a turbulent time ahead.....