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Shoe store Brantano goes into administration

Credit: Brantano

More jobs could be at risk after footware store Brantano announced it's to go into administration.

There are eight stores across the North East employing 85 people.

The administrators say Brantano has been hit hard by the change in consumers' shopping habits and the changing retail environment.

The company is a value shoe retailer operating 140 stores and 60 concessions across the UK and employs around 2,000 staff.

Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) have been appointed as joint administrators of Brantano Limited.

The administrators are continuing to trade the businesses as normal whilst we assess the trading strategy over the coming days and weeks. Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work during the Administration.”

– PWC