Argos, B&M, M&S and Iceland are all closing shops in coming weeks – full list is revealed
Major high street names such as M&S, Iceland and B&M are all to close stores this month as the impact of the pandemic, cost of living crisis and rising energy costs continue to contribute to shuttered windows at UK stores.
Other brands affected include Clintons, Argos, M&Co and Homesense.
As more and more people take to shopping online, many UK high streets struggle to maintain enough footfall to justify the cost of maintaining stores.
The closures are set to take place within weeks and are happening across the country.
Here is a handy guide to all the shops closing their doors this month, and whether your local store is affected.
As more and more people take to shopping online, many UK high streets struggle to maintain enough footfall to justify the cost of maintaining stores
Since Argos was taken over by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s, it has been closing down stores in order to incorporate them into its existing shops.
On March 22 Argos is set to close its standalone store in the Pyramids Shopping Centre, in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
The chain shut its Coatbridge branch in Lanarkshire, Scotland on March 11.
Further ahead, Argos will close both its Cardiff Bay store in July and its Newport, Wales, branch in the summer.
Discount retailer B&M will see another two stores shut this month (stock image)
As recently as March 4 B&M closed its store in the Maesglas Retail Park in Newport, Wales.
It will now close its Kilmarnock store in Queens Drive Retail Park on March 26.
B&M will also shut its Bristol shop in Broadwalk Shopping Centre on March 29.
While some are closing, the retailer does plan to expand in other areas.
A new store opened in Barnsley on March 4 and the company will take over the old Debenhams site in Scunthorpe soon.
Card retailer Clintons will close a shop in King Street, Whitehaven, on March 19.
Its store on Market Street in Bolton is also set to close, but no date has yet been set.
Homesense is closing one store this month in Swansea, but an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
The retailer shut its site in the White Rose Centre in Rhyl on March 14 (stock image, Iceland store in Exeter)
Iceland will shut its shop in South Street, Newport, on the Isle of Wight for good on March 25.
On the same day, the branch at St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol, will also close.
The frozen foods specialists will then close its outlet at the Deiniol Centre, Bangor, Wales on March 27.
The retailer shut its site in the White Rose Centre in Rhyl on March 14.
Marks and Spencer
M&S will close its Fenchurch Street store in London on March 31.
The supermarket announced last year that it was closing 67 of its larger shops as part of a huge overhaul of its business, although just one of those closures is to take place this month.
M&Co has gone into administration twice in two years and is to close eight shops over the next two weeks
M&Co is closing its Wick and Fort William stores on March 25.
Six stores will then shut on April 1, M&Co sites in Lewes, Gosport, Belper, Beccles, Newquay and Lerwick affected.
M&Co fell into administration for the second time in two years in December 2022.
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