M&S closing 10 stores for good and first will shut within days

Marks and Spencer stores are closing for good in weeks as 67 look set to be shut. M&S, which opened a brand-new store in the Bullring in Birmingham as it opened a flagship branch before Christmas, has revealed plans to shut 67 stores across the UK over four years.

M&S has confirmed the closure of one store this month and it's believed a further nine stores will follow. M&S will be shutting the doors on its site at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, on April 20, it has confirmed.

Regional manager Craig Burton said: "Shopping habits are changing, so we're rotating our store estate to make sure we have the right stores to offer customers. In recent years, we have invested over £31million in our stores in the East of England and we look forward to working with the local council to bring forward plans for further future investment into Peterborough and the wider local area."

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M&S also shuttered its Cheltenham store over Easter weekend. Ali Ivery, Regional Manager for M&S said: "We’re excited to announce a multi-million-pound investment in a brand-new, bigger, better M&S Foodhall at the Centrum retail park in Cheltenham, which will offer local customers a much wider range of M&S Food products.

"The new 15,000 sqft store will be 50 percent bigger than our current offer with a fresh market-style Foodhall and a range of new features including displays of great quality, trusted value produce from M&S Select Farms and a show-stopping new M&S Bakery offering fresh daily-baked bread and pastries."

Nine further store closures alongside Peterborough will include Neath, Wales - May 2024 and Aberdeen, Scotland - 2025 as well as Weymouth - exact date to be confirmed, Sunderland - exact date to be confirmed, Walworth, London - exact date to be confirmed and Hexham - exact date to be confirmed.

Other branches to close include Bradford - exact date to be confirmed, Ilford - exact date to be confirmed and Blackburn - exact date to be confirmed.