Just why Jessops failed has been put down to a number of factors.
This article repeats itself but says it was the suppliers tightening credit terms.
This article says it was the poor knowledge and level of service in the stores. It is anecdotal about experiences in a London shop but in comments, some elsewhere in the UK backed that up and some disagreed, particularly Jessops employees.
Shopping has changed to more online after Amazon, the recession has got people jittery, e.g. suppliers and there are a hell of a lot of poor employees. But there are some very good ones.
Some blame the High Street in general. One commenter wrote:
At the end of the day, they grew too big to cope with actually training their teams properly – on products that no longer have great profit margins to cover the huge expense of those teams and premises.
He asked why they overcharged on memory cards.