Just had a good read of the Gibson forum board on the subject. Looks like there is going to be another shake up at Gibson - lots of quality control complaints, and lots of stores no longer stocking them. This would explain why my local shop ( a small chain, so probably has the sales volume) has stopped selling Gibsons and Epis too. It's now all Fender with some Yamaha and Ibanez.
Andertons still seem to have recent stock, but the prices are higher than they were, and I wonder if they might end up without them too.