Jan 10, 2020
Mothercare staff: 'We're devastated, it was our family'
All of the baby goods retailer's 79 UK shops will be shut by Sunday, with thousands of jobs lost across the country after the firm called in administrators last November. Like many struggling retailers, Mothercare found itself squeezed by the big UK supermarkets, fast fashion brands and the internet. Mothercare workers won't be the only ones affected by store closures in early 2020, as tough trading conditions for retailers continue. Womenswear retailers were among those to have fallen on hard times in 2019, including chains such as Bonmarché which has entered administration and is to close 30 stores. At the same time, retailers are trying to adapt to changing shopping habits.
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