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Debenhams reveals closure date for another raft of stores

Joanna Bourke
·1-min read
<p>A number of Debenhams have already closed</p> (Getty Images)

A number of Debenhams have already closed

(Getty Images)

Department store chain Debenhams has confirmed a further 25 shops will permanently close in less than a fortnight.

The retailer is in the middle of a closing down sale after no rescue deal for the struggling business was secured last year.

Online fashion firm Boohoo in January acquired all of the intellectual property assets (including customer data and selected contracts) of Debenhams from its joint administrators, in a £55 million deal. But physical shops were not part of the purchase.

A winding down of the Debenhams shops was announced in December, however the national lockdown came in after, and ‘non essential’ retailers were only allowed to have customers back in stores from April 12.

In total 97 branches reopened in England and Wales on the day that the restrictions eased, as part of a final stock liquidation process.

Closure dates have already been given for a number of sites, such as in Hounslow, Ilford and Sutton.

Today a list of 25 stores that will shut in England and Wales on May 8 was provided.

These are the stores:

Blackpool

Bury St Edmunds

Crawley

Derby

Hemel Hempstead

Leeds City Centre

Lincoln

Luton

Middlesbrough

Northampton

Norwich

Nuneaton

Redditch

Scunthorpe

Southend-on-sea

Stevenage

Stockport

Sunderland

Telford

Torquay

Uxbridge

Wakefield

Westwood Cross

Wigan

Woking

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