MORRISONS will be closing some of its stores for the next few weeks.
The supermarket chain is closing three supermarket locations after reviewing their performance.
The news follows a flurry of supermarkets that are pulling down their shutters on some of their stores across the UK.
The supermarket chain has made other changes recently as it recently started stocking items from its Budget line across 500 convenience stores.
Household items including toilet rolls, dishwashing liquid and skim milk will now be stocked in smaller stores.
It has also slashed the price of some essentials in its stores, including four pints of whole milk and semi-skimmed milk from £1.65 to £1.55 and two pints of milk from £1.35 down £1.30.
How many Morrisons stores will close?
The three Morrisons stores are closed in the following locations:
- Breighmet Bolton
- Blackpool Road, Preston
The Faversham store will close on September 17, although this is not fixed.
There is no set date for the other two, although all will be closed in the fall.
Why are the stores closed?
Stores are closing after a performance review.
A spokesman for Morrisons said: “After a thorough review of the performance of Faversham and our Bolton Breightmetstore, we unfortunately do not believe the performance is sustainable and as such, we are pleased to announce today. We’ve made the difficult decision to sell the stores.”
Morrisons on Blackpool Road is being sold to Tesco.
What other supermarkets are closing?
Co-op has closed nearly half a dozen stores this year, but many more are about to close.
The supermarket closed its branch in Castle House, Sheffield, last week, with nearby stores in Broad Lane and Glossop Road remaining open.
Meanwhile, the chain’s branch in Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, will close permanently on August 19.
A spokesperson for Co-op previously told The Sun that it “regularly reviews all of its websites and decisions regarding any store are made only after careful consideration.” “.
The chain closed a branch in Princess Drive, Grantham, in January while the store in Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough closed the same month.
Meanwhile, its shop in Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth, closed in January and its branch at Folkestone Central Train Station closed for renovations.
Iceland will also close three other supermarkets between August and September.
The frozen food specialist has closed more than half a dozen stores since February.
Currently, there are around 800 Icelandic branches across the UK.
The Cowden High Street store in Iceland’s Fife will close permanently on Saturday, August 12.
After that, the Llanelli store will be closed on Saturday, September 2.
The chain’s supermarket at the Market Shopping Center in Crewe will then close for the last time on Saturday, September 16.