Is your local M&S safe? Two more stores are to close in April

One of our high-street favourites, Marks & Spencer, have announced the sad news that they will be closing even more stores across the UK.

Earlier this month, we revealed that the popular retailer will be shutting down 14 shops, starting with six in April 2018.

And now, unfortunately, they are adding another two to that list, both in the Greater Manchester area. Sad news for customers at the Stockport and Denton shops, which will close April 21st.

The eight stores set for April closure are confirmed to be shutting down, while a further eight have been earmarked for closure later in the year.

So is your local M&S shop set to close?

The eight M&S stores confirmed to be shutting down in April are Birkenhead in Merseyside, Bournemouth, Durham, Fforestfach in Pembrokeshire, London’s Putney, Stockport, Denton, and the store in Redditch, Worcestershire. The stores are said to be some of Marks & Sparks’ lowest-performing.

There are also a further eight stores being consider for closure, which are the Andover store in Hampshire, the shop in Basildon, Essex, Bridlington in East Yorkshire,  Keighley in West Yorkshire, Fareham, and Falmouth, in Cornwall.

Some of the stores set for closure have been on the local high-streets for over 80 years, meaning the latest closures will bring huge change for customers and staff there.

Sacha Berendji, director of Retail at M&S commented on the closures, saying, “We’re committed to transforming M&S for our customers, colleagues and shareholders.

“Stores will always be an integral part of our customer experience, alongside M&, but we have to ensure we have the right offer in the right locations.

“We believe these changes are vital for the future of M&S and we will continue to accelerate the programme, taking tough but necessary decisions, as we focus on making M&S special.”

Of course, Marks & Spencer is not only a customer-favourite, but is also hugely popular with the royal family.

Most recently, Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle caused one of their £45 jumpers to sell out, after she wore it on a visit to Brixton.

The bell-sleeve Autograph sweater was quickly snapped up by customers in stores and online, and it is still out of stock online.

Most Popular