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Debenhams to close seven stores but Redditch branch survives

Ross Crawford 20th Apr, 2020

KINGFISHER anchor store Debenhams has survived the latest round of shop closures announced by the company last week.

The company fell into administration earlier this month but said it had now struck a deal with its landlords.

However it revealed that seven stores would not be re-opening after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, among them the branch in Stratford-on-Avon.

The firm also said plans revealed last year to close a further 28 stores still remained in place, but this would still leave the chain with more than 100 shops nationwide.

The seven stores which will not re-open after the ending of the lockdown are the branches in Leamington, Stratford, Truro, Salisbury, Westfield in London, Warrington and South Shields.

More than 400 people are expected to lose their jobs as a result.

Debenhams has put most of its staff on the government’s furlough scheme but is still trading online.

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