We don't have Jessops in the US, but the story is familiar, and sometimes much worse here. I was reading over on TOP a while ago about Tom Hogan's "Predictions" for the 2009 photography market:
In a nutshell he says the economic downturn will wreak destruction upon the photography stores that are in the "lacking focus" group. (No pun intended)
IDK if that will be good or bad for film, or how well the prediction will hold up, I just thought of it as I perused this thread, and some of the comments about this particular chain.