Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s falls into administration

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Following the news announced today that popular chain of Italian restaurants Carluccio’s has collapsed into administration, putting 2,000 jobs at risk following challenging trading conditions worsened by the Coronavirus crisis, Andy Barr, a retail expert and co-founder of online price tracking website, www.alertr.co.uk comments: “The continually negative news stories emerging from the restaurant and hospitality sectors following the outbreak of coronavirus and the subsequent UK ‘partial lockdown’ don’t seem to be slowing down despite the British governments assurances to help struggling companies.

“Carluccio’s, which has a large number of high-street competitors offering similar cuisines and prices, was already struggling as a business before the term Covid-19 had even been heard of, but the last few weeks events have clearly marked the final blow. As it stands, the chains 2,000 employees will be able to take advantage of the governments scheme to pay up to 80% of salaries for those out of work, whilst administrators look at the options the brand now has.

“One thing is looking increasingly more likely by the day; that once this is all over, our local high-streets and city centres will be sure to have significantly more empty shops and units than it did this time last month.”