Major supermarket to close several stores within weeks – is your local branch on the list?

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KWCWK0 The popular Retailer Iceland Frozen Foods shop is located in the Bridgend Shopping Centre, Bridgend, S.Wales. Voted Best Online Supermarket 2017.

A MAJOR supermarket is closing several of its stores across the country – with some set to shut in just weeks.

Iceland is to permanently close almost half a dozen branches, according to reports.

Iceland is to close almost half a dozen branches, according to reports

HOAR has reached out to Iceland for comment and we will update this story when we know more.

Some of the stores don’t have an exact closing date yet and it is not known if workers are at risk of redundancy.

Below is a list of stores believed to be closing this year, with some shutting their doors as early as next week.

  • White Rose Centre, Rhyl – March 14
  • Birmingham Road Retail Park, Bromsgrove – February 25
  • Chineham Shopping Centre, Basingstoke – February 25
  • South Street, Newport, Isle of Wight – March
  • St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol – to be confirmed

There are currently around 500 Iceland branches and 153 Food Warehouse stores in the UK.

Shoppers will soon be seeing big changes on the high street as other big name brands also look to close stores.

High energy costs and a shift to shopping online after the pandemic is taking a tool on the high street.

Plus, household incomes have been squeeze by the cost of leaving crisis, meaning less people are looking to spend.

Marks and Spencer has confirmed the closure of more than half a dozen stores across the country.

Halfords has said that it will be closing, or has closed, three branches.

Boots is closing three stores in the UK this spring, including a branch in Manchester.

Homesense, owned by TKMaxx, is also shutting up shop in Manchester’s Arndale Shopping Centre.

House of Fraser is set to shut up shop in two more locations as it battles to keep a presence in the retail sector.

And H&M has started closing branches across the UK as the high street retailer struggles.

Iceland made number of moves last year to help customers cope with rising costs.

The retailer revealed its own “Value Essentials” range, that is available in its The Food Warehouse stores and online.

The range includes staples such as bread, milk, fruit and butter.

It also launched an interest-free loans scheme, providing small loans of up to £100 to customers as well as giving away £30 food vouchers to thousands of pensioners.

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