Marks and Spencer to close one more store this month – full list of closures
High street retailer M&S are set to permanently close their Wrexham store on November 30 as part of a multi-year plan to reduce its “full line” stores, including clothing and home branches.
The store, which had been located in Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre for 15 years after opening in 2008, will become one of 67 Marks and Spencers in the UK to close this year.
However, the store will be replaced by a brand-new Foodhall opening in Wrexham on December 1. The 15,000 sq ft Foodhall, located in Plas Coch Retail Park, will offer locals fresh market-style food, as well as an in-store bakery.
This comes after the supermarket announced it will be opening a total of 104 Simply Food branches in the next five years – taking the total of its dedicated food stores from 316 to 420.
Leeds and Liverpool have seen new Marks and Spencer stores open in recent months, with Leeds White Rose opening in May and the Liverpool ONE site, located in the city centre, opening on August 15.
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Mike Bolland, Store Manager at Wrexham, said: “It’s brilliant to confirm our opening day and share a sneak peek of our new Foodhall design as we look forward to our new Wrexham store opening…
“Our store will be packed with many exciting new features which we can’t wait to reveal and we’re counting down the days to finally open the doors so our customers can experience it for themselves.”
Many of the current Wrexham M&S staff are said to be able to transfer over to the new site, while others may be able to find roles in nearby M&S locations.
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M&S stores that closed in 2023:
- East Kilbride Shopping Centre – closed February 25
- Fenchurch Street, London – closed March 31
- Deansgate, Bolton – closed in April
- Newport Road, Cardiff – closed in April
- Meadowbank retail park, Edinburgh – closed April 1
- Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough – closed April 15
- Carlton Street, Castleford – closed April 22
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This comes after major retailers – including Tesco and Boots – are set to close stores in November.
Boots is expected to close five branches this month, as part of an ongoing operation to shut 300 of its shops over a 12-month period.
Tesco will be closing its Express branch in Mount Pleasant, Liverpool on November 15 – a store popular with nearby students from Liverpool John Moores University.
Homebase is closing two stores this month – in Plymouth (Marsh Mills Retail Park) and Banbury (Southam Road).
Shoe retailer Clarks will be closing its store in Newport, and affected customers are urged to continue to shop at the Cwnbran, Caerphilly, or Cardiff stores – or alternatively online.
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