Is a Marks and Spencer store near you going to close ?As part of a shake up to turn profits around the firm is reportedly preparing to shut dozens of stores across the UK 15:16, 4 NOV 2016Updated12:17, 7 NOV 2016Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email High street store Marks and Spencer is reportedly preparing to shut dozens of stores across the UK.
It's not yet known if any shops in Greater Manchester will come under the axe, but the high street brand is expected to announce the plans next week. The shake up is believed to be part of a complete overhaul by new boss Steve Rowe in a bid to turn the retain giant around following revelations in July it had suffered its worse sales performance for more than a decade. In Greater Manchester, there are more than a dozen M stores, including in Bury, Rochdale and Ashton under Lyne as well as a handful in Manchester city centre and intu Trafford Centre. M has also recently confirmed plans to open a major branch in Oldham and a new food store in Chorlton. Decline in high street burberry outlet las vegas as 179 shops close in the region According to Sky News, the closures will be 'in the low dozens' and take place over several years. However a burberry designer spokesman for M declined to comment on whether or not the reports were true. Other stores will see clothing scrapped for more food space, with clothing being sold in a substantially smaller number of shops. Mr Rowe who took over from Dutchman Marc Bolland in April has already cut 525 jobs at the retailer's head office in a bid to cut costs. He later embarked on a major shake up of staff pay in an effort to mitigate the impact of the National Living Wage. In July, Mr Rowe said that consumer confidence had weakened in the run up to the EU referendum, adding: "While it is too early to quantify the implications of Brexit, we are confident that our strategic priorities and the actions we are taking remain the right burberry jacket outlet price ones." Ed's Easy Diner in Debenhams Manchester has closed He added shopper confidence remains "fragile" after the Brexit decision, warning that Marks Spencer is "operating in uncertain times". The Simply Food branch in Chorlton is set to be located in the former Blockbuster video store, on Barlow Moor Road, next to the KFC restaurant. An application has been submitted to Manchester council in order to allow it to serve alcohol, with plans stating that the shop would be open from 6am to midnight, Monday to Sunday.
A spokesman for the company said: "We're excited to be opening an M Simply Food store and bringing our product range to customers in Chorlton Cum burberry outlet website Hardy soon.".
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