UK Market: All Jessops stores closed tonight (1370 jobs lost)
UK camera retailer chain Jessops went into administration/bankruptcy earlier in the week, but now we had even worse news. All stores closed as of tonight and around 1400 employees are getting laid off. No buyer emerged to save the day :(
Meanwhile, Nikon UK has issued a statement comforting customers, stating that they will undertake any repairs that were previously covered under the Jessops extended warranty plans. More on the Nikon statement at Digital Camera World and The British Journal of Photography and ePhotozine.