EXCLUSIVE: Salisbury's Mothercare store on closure list

Mothercare - Southampton Road

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:31pm 18th May 2018 (Updated 12:41pm 18th May 2018)

Spire FM News has seen a list of branches earmarked for closure as part of a rescue plan for the chain.

A leaked list, seen by Spire FM News, suggests that Salisbury's Mothercare store is earmarked for closure.

The company announced yesterday (Thursday May 17th) that they are planning to shut 50 stores around the country as part of a rescue plan for the chain.

The babycare retailer has struggled financially in recent years and say they have a 'large number of loss making stores'.

No details were released about which branches would be at risk, but the list that's been leaked to us includes our local store, on Southampton Road:

 

Mothercare Closure list

 

It's believed the stores listed will close in the next 12 months.

RESPONSE FROM MOTHERCARE:

Spire FM News asked the chain for confirmation of the closure, and they've released this statement:

"We can't comment on individual store closures until all staff have been informed, which is our absolute priority. We regret having to close stores and the impact this will have on colleagues. However, we had no alternative to executing a CVA.

"The business was in an unsustainable situation and was in clear need of an appropriate resolution and the comprehensive measures provide a renewed and stable financial structure for the business, and will allow Mothercare to accelerate its adaptation to the shifting dynamic towards online."

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