Clarks statement on future of Leicester stores as national closures announced

The well-known brand is due to open a new Highcross store

British shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks has announced plans not to re-open 'a small number' of its 347 UK stores once the lockdown period is over.

The company has also brought in investment bank Rothschild to help go through its financing options.

A statement issued by Clarks said: “Clarks continually reviews all its stores to ensure that they are the right size and located in the right areas in...
source: Leicester Mercury

2020-04-07 15:56
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