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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

'Retail genius' Simon Baile in administration again

The Farringdon Street Oddbins – one of five shops Baile took on 

Simon Baile's ExCellar Ltd went into administration yesterday. See Harpers report here. Apparently Baile's company was facing a winding up order brought by South Western Trains.

Following the collapse under Baile of Oddbins he bought five shops from the administrator. Some soon closed down – see here.

1 comment:

CJ and PK said...

We had only just written about how a local Oddbins had been taken over by "a wildly over-optimistic independent wine merchant, who did his best to bring the art of fine drinking to our very slightly substandard neighbourhood."

Baile closed this branch of ExCellar, saying it was "a bloody disaster" - a term now being used to describe the chain as a whole...