Marks & Spencer is closing another 17 stores in a move that will affect more than 1,000 employees.

The struggling high street giant is closing 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as sales move online. It has already shut 30 branches.

Sacha Berendji, the M&S retail, operations and property director, said: “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.”

M&S said it will enter a period of consultation and hopes to retain as many jobs as possible.

The locations of the 17 stores announced on Tuesday are:

  • Ashford

  • Barrow

  • Bedford

  • Boston

  • Buxton

  • Cwmbran

  • Deal

  • Felixstowe

  • Huddersfield

  • Hull

  • Antrim Junction

  • Luton Arndale

  • Newark

  • Northwich

  • Rotherham

  • Sutton Coldfield

  • Weston-super-Mare


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