Marks & Spencer reveals next 17 stores to close

M&S outlets in Bedford, Hull, Huddersfield and Rotherham among those to be axed

Marks & Spencer is closing another 17 stores in a move that will affect more than 1,000 employees.

The struggling high street giant is closing 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as sales move online. It has already shut 30 branches.

Sacha Berendji, the M&S retail, operations and property director, said: “Proposing to close stores is never easy, for our colleagues, customers or the local community, but it is vital for the future of M&S.”

M&S said it will enter a period of consultation and hopes to retain as many jobs as possible.

The locations of the 17 stores announced on Tuesday are:

  • Ashford
  • Barrow
  • Bedford
  • Boston
  • Buxton
  • Cwmbran
  • Deal
  • Felixstowe
  • Huddersfield
  • Hull
  • Antrim Junction
  • Luton Arndale
  • Newark
  • Northwich
  • Rotherham
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Weston-super-Mare

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