B&Q, B&M, Poundland shoppers visiting stores in July 'warned'

Shoppers have been warned over a string of popular stores shutting their doors this month. The seventh month of the year brings with it fresh, brutal news for the UK high street as stores face closures up and down the country.

The move from high street giants and department store giants comes amid the Cost of Living crisis and at a time where consumer habits continue to change. The Card Factory will kick off the closures next weekend, with a store shutting on July 20 in Scotland.

There are also closures for B&Q and B&M shoppers to be aware of, the retailers have said. There are also closures for Poundland shoppers to be wary of, with the retailer - which is based in the Black Country in Willenhall - shutting a site alongside the Co-op, which is closing a West Midlands branch in Staffordshire.

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Card Factory

The Card Factory store on Teviot Walk in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, will be shutting on July 20. A Card Factory Spokesperson told the Glasgow Times that it continually reviews its estate across the UK and Ireland and the decision to close this site was that another one was close by.

The spokesperson said: "With our other Cumbernauld store just around the corner in the Antonine Shopping Centre on Forth Walk, (0.2 miles away), we have taken the decision to close our store on Teviot Street from July 20. We look forward to continuing to serve all our Cumbernauld customers and helping them celebrate their special life moments.”

The Works

The Works store in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland will be closing on July 20. A spokesperson said: "This has been a great location for The Works, but sadly we have been unable to agree on suitable lease terms to stay. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure and would like to thank customers for shopping at the store over the years."


B&M is shutting Gainsborough later this month on Wednesday, July 17. But the site is actually being moved from its current location on 4-20 Lord Street to the former Wilko's site in Marshalls Yard. The new bigger store will be opening its doors for customers a few days later on Saturday, July 20.


B&Q has announced it would be closing its Sudbury site after 12 years with its final day of trading being July 20. A spokesperson said: "Due to unsuccessful negotiations to renew the lease at our Sudbury store we will be closing our doors on 20 July 2024 at 4pm.

"We are grateful for our team who has been serving the Sudbury community with their home improvement projects for over 12 years. New store openings remain at the heart of our retail growth strategy, and it is our long-term ambition to have a store in the Sudbury area so are exploring all available options.”


Poundland will be shutting two stores in July, with the first closing earlier this week on July 2 and the second later in the month on July 16. Poundland's store on Freeman Street in Grimsby only opened seven months ago after taking over a former Wilko store.

Poundland's Hitchin store - set to close later this month - is also closing. A spokesperson said: "I'm afraid we've been unable to secure a long-term lease that would enable us to keep trading - we know how disappointing this will be to customers and colleagues. Whenever we have to close a store, we do all we can to look for other opportunities for colleagues and that work is now underway."


The Co-Operative is shutting down one of its convenience stores on Weston Road in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent on July 13. A Co-op spokesman said: “Co-op regularly reviews its stores and the decision to sell any store is only taken after careful consideration. Our Meir store is being sold and a key priority has been to safeguard local jobs.

"Colleagues, who have been informed and are being fully supported, will transfer to the new operator. The new store will operate as a Nisa store, meaning that Co-op favourite products will remain available locally. We would like to thank the Meir community for their support of the Co-op.”