Fashion giant H&M to close Scunthorpe branch after more than 14 years of trading
The Scunthorpe branch of H&M, which is set to close
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 Nov 2017
One of the world’s biggest fashion retailers is to pull out of Scunthorpe after more than 14 years of trading.
The decision by the Swedish-owned H&M chain is the latest blow for the £55 million Parishes shopping mall as local shoppers gear up for the annual Christmas spending spree.
A company spokeswoman today confirmed the Scunthorpe store would close this Friday (November 17) but gave no explanation.
H&M is the longest-surviving retailer in The Parishes, having started trading in March 2003.
Its departure will leave another gaping space in the shopping mall, following the closures of BHS, TJ Hughes, Fallen Hero and Deichmann Shoes.
A company spokeswoman said: ”We can confirm H&M’s Scunthorpe store will permanently close for trade on Friday (November 17).
“Customers can continue to shop the latest H&M collections on-line at www.hm.com”
No details have been given about the number of employees at the store and their future.
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