UK High street closures in 2019 and 2020

In 2019 and so far in 2020 we’ve seen:

  • Forever21 close 350 stores with its UK branches also at risk
  • Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italianchain go bust, alongside his Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants
  • Links of London go into administration putting 350 jobs at risk
  • Marks and Spencer close 35 more stores as it pushes forward with plans to axe 145 shops across the UK
  • Dozens of Monsoon and Accessorize stores close
  • While struggling shoe shop Officehas said it “could close shops” as part of restructuring plans
  • Fears Pizza Express could be next to go into administration as it “brings in emergency advisers”
  • Hairdressing chain Supercutswent into administration in October putting 1,200 jobs and 220 salons at risk
  • Maternity and baby retailer Mothercare collapsed into administration in November after 58 years on the high street, putting 2,500 jobs at risk
  • Department store chain Bealeswent into administration in January 2020 with 23 shops and 1,052 jobs at risk
  • High end fashion brand Ted Bakersaid it plans to axe 160 jobs in February
  • Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehose said in March that it’ll close all 531 standalone stores in April
  • Cath Kidston said in April it is closing all 60 of its branches but will keep its online shop open

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