Grocery store big Iceland is to shut much more shops following a string of closures this 12 months.
The frozen meals specialist has already axed 11 outlets this 12 months as large manufacturers look to chop prices amid rampant inflation and the price of dwelling disaster.
Now the price range chain has revealed it was be shutting down an extra 5 shops between now and September, bringing the overall closures to 16 in 2023.
Among the many newest to be axed is Iceland’s Cowdenbeath Excessive Avenue retailer in Fife, Scotland, will carry down the shutters for good on Saturday, August 12, based on The Solar.
This shall be adopted by the retailers website in Llanelli, Wales, on Saturday, September 2.
Then, on Saturday, September 16, Iceland’s retailer within the Market Procuring Centre, Crewe will shut.
Additionally being chopped are the retailer’s websites in St David’s Place, Swansea, and Grange Street, Birkenhead, that are closing on July 29 and September 16 respectively.
Iceland presently has about 500 shops throughout the UK.
However because the cost-of-living disaster continues to grip the nation, grocery store executives have been compelled to rein on spending.
This 12 months has already seen Iceland shutting outlets in Hitchin city centre and Beccles department in Suffolk, which closed on June 17.
Branches in Bromsgrove, Basingstoke and Rhyl have additionally closed for good, in addition to shops in Newport, Berwick and Hexham.
The grocery store, which has opened 200 shops within the final ten years, says any closures it makes are a part of its continuous evaluate of its operations.
Richard Walker, govt chairman of Iceland Meals, informed MailOnline: ‘Throughout Iceland and The Meals Warehouse we’ve a portfolio of over UK 1,000 shops, and our retail property has grown by almost 200 shops over the past ten years.
‘We sometimes open greater than 20 new shops annually, creating many new jobs and contributing to the expansion of native economies.
‘On the similar time, we regularly evaluate the retail expertise provided to our clients and have at all times made a small variety of retailer closures yearly, as native purchasing patterns change and store leases expire.
‘The enterprise is presently buying and selling very strongly, reaching report market shares.’
Numerous main UK retailers and banks have closed excessive avenue branches in swathes to this point in 2023. Large-name manufacturers together with Marks & Spencer , Boots and New Look have closed shops in 2023.
A number of retailers are additionally set to shut branches this month, together with Argos and Poundland.
Some branches shall be changed by new shops in numerous areas whereas others are set to go away the excessive avenue endlessly.
The information comes as analysis by the ONS suggests meals costs are falling extra slowly within the UK than most industrialised economies, primarily on account of a reliance on meals imports.
The March fee of meals value inflation was 21.2 per cent in Germany, versus 19.1 per cent within the UK, 16.9 per cent in France, 13.2 per cent in Italy, 9.7 per cent in Canada, 8.3 per cent within the USA and eight per cent in Japan.
Iceland retailer closures this 12 months
Mill Lane, Bromsgrove – closed on February 25
Chineham Procuring Centre in Basingstoke – closed on February 25
White Rose Centre, Rhyl – closed on March 14
South Avenue, Newport, Isle of Wight – closed on March 25
St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol – closed on March 25
Deiniol Centre, Bangor – closed on March 27
Newport, South Wales – closed on April 22
Marygate, Berwick- closed on April 22
Flint, Wales – closed on Could 27
Hitchin, North Hertfordshire – closed on June 10
Beccles, Suffolk – closed on June 17
Swansea, Wales – closing on July 29
Cowdenbeath, Fife – closing August 12
Llanelli, South Wales – closing September 2
Crewe, Cheshire – closing September 16
Birkenhead, Merseyside – closing September 26