Iceland supermarket will permanently shut half a dozen shops within days… so is your local store at risk?
- The chain has more than 500 Iceland and 153 Food Warehouse shops in the UK
- The first store closures will happen on Saturday, February 25, with more in March
Iceland has revealed it will permanently close a number of its shops across the UK starting in the coming days.
The supermarket has confirmed at least six stores will close their doors for good in February and March, with the first locking up from this Saturday.
It means some customers face quickly having to change their shopping habits as their local branches leave the high street.
The firm, which has more than 800 Iceland branches and 153 Food Warehouse stores in the UK, has not given reasons for why it is closing the shops.
It comes as many big brands look to cut costs amid rampant inflation and a cost-of-living crisis that has seen energy bills soar and customers tighten their belts to save money.
Iceland has announced it will close half a dozen stores in southern England and Wales in the coming weeks. Pictured: An Iceland market plate in London
Six stores are confirmed to be closing permanently, with reporting it is not yet known if staff working at these will be at risk of redundancy.
The first two stores to close will be branches in Mill Lane, Bromsgrove, and Chineham Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, with both shutting their doors for good on Saturday, February 25.
This will be followed next month by a number of stores in southern England and Wales, The Sun.
The full list of closures and when