Three branches of Comet in our region could close by the end of November. The chain's administrators have confirmed plans to shut 41 branches across the country unless a buyer comes forward to buy the business. Stores in Halifax, Leeds (Crown Point) and Sheffield (Drake House) are on the list.
Closing down sales have started in the majority of shops facing closure and increased discounts will be offered in all those stores by early next week. Stock is also being discounted in the remaining 195 shops.
Administrators say they will look to redeploy staff from stores which close but admit redundancies are inevitable.
– Chris Farrington, Joint Administrator.
We are very grateful to the Company’s employees for their professionalism, loyalty and support at this difficult time and all employees will of course continue to be paid for all the work they do while the Company is in Administration.