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Marks and Spencer in Sutton Coldfield set to close

Sutton Coldfield's Marks and Spencer store is set to close. Credit: PA

Marks and Spencer has announced today (15 January) that their Sutton Coldfield store is set to close.

The retailer announced that more than 100 stores across the country will be shutting down, leaving over 1,000 jobs at risk.

Sacha Berendji, retail, operations and property director at Marks & Spencer, said: "We're continuing to transform M&S with pace and as part of this we are making good progress with our plans to close over 100 stores - radically reshaping our store estate to become more relevant for our customers.

"Proposing to close stores is never easy, for our colleagues, customers or the local community, but it is vital for the future of M&S. Where we have closed stores, we are continuing to see an encouraging number of customers choosing other nearby locations and shopping on M&"

Today the retailer has announced another 16 stores that are set to close. They are:

  • Ashford
  • Barrow
  • Bedford
  • Boston
  • Buxton
  • Cwmbran
  • Deal
  • Felixstowe
  • Huddersfield
  • Hull
  • Junction One Antrim Outlet
  • Luton Arndale
  • Newark
  • Northwich
  • Rotherham
  • Weston Super Mare

So far the retailer has closed 30 stores including their Walsall shop.