Mar 24, 2021

John Lewis announces eight store closures

John Lewis has said it will not reopen eight stores once lockdown eases. The retail giant, which recently reported big losses, says certain locations cannot sustain a large store. The closures include four "At Home" shops in Ashford and Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Chester, Cheshire, and four department stores in Aberdeen, Peterborough, Northamptonshire as well as Sheffield and York in Yorkshire. It comes eight months after it closed a different eight stores, a move affecting 1,300 jobs. The company says it plans to create more places to shop for John Lewis products across the UK. John Lewis said 34 stores would start reopening from 12 April, subject to government guidance, with the exception of Glasgow, which will reopen from 26 April, and Edinburgh, which will reopen on 14 May..

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