Mothercare has announced plans to place its UK retail business in administration - leaving 2,500 jobs at risk.
The children's retailer, which has multiple stores across the Midlands, will file a notice of intent to appoint administrators, later on Monday (4 November).
Mothercare UK slumped to a £36.9 million loss in the financial year to March, as it has struggled amid a period of turmoil for high street retailers.
The store employs around 500 full-time staff and 2,000 part-time staff.
Mothercare stores in the Midlands include:
Solihull (Solihull Retail Park) Stafford (Queens Retail Park) Stoke (Festival Park) Rugby (Elliott’s Field Retail Park) Tamworth (Ventura Retail Park) Leicester (Georges Retail Park) Nottingham (Castle Meadow Retail Park) Derby (Wyvern Retail Park) Dudley (The Merryhill Centre) Leamington Spa (Shires Retail Park) Worcester (Friary Walk) Telford (Telford Bridge Retail Park)
The children's retailer opened its first store in 1961 and is now facing the possibility of closing its UK doors.
The global Mothercare group said it has undertaken a review of the UK business and found that it is "not capable of returning to a level of structural profitability".
It said the business is therefore unable to satisfy the cash needs of the UK arm and is therefore filing the notice as part of the restructuring and refinancing process.