MAJOR high street retailers are pulling the shutters down for good on some of their branches this weekend.
Soaring inflation has left shoppers strapped for cash, and retailers are struggling to get customers to part with their hard-earned money.
A number of high street retailers are set to close a number of stores this weekend
High energy costs and a shift to online shopping are also taking a toll and many brands and many just haven’t been able to keep going.
But not every retailer is shutting stores for good – some are expanding.
Greggs will open eight branches including an outlet store and a drive thru over August and September
While B&M is opening seven new branches across the UK within weeks.
Below we have listed all the stores closing this weekend – including New Look and Clarkes.
New Look is pulling down the shutters its branch in Littlehampton on Sunday, August 6.
It comes after The Sun revealed the fashion retailer will close its shop in the Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Bristol on August 9.
Plus its branch in the Crossgates Shopping Centre, Leeds, will close for the final time at the end of August
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It comes after it closed four branches in July. The full list of New Look closures are listed below:
Birmingham, Fort Shopping Park – January 9
Trowbridge – January 23
Coventry – January 29
Birmingham, Bullring – January 30
Walthamstow, London – February 4
Northampton – February 15
Witham – May 18
Teesside Retail Park – July 7
Middlesbrough – July 8
Fosse Park Shopping Centre, Leicester – July 25
White Rose Centre, Rhyl, Wales – July 25
Despite the raft of closures, it’s not all bad news for New Look.
In November 2022, it opened several shops across the UK and has plans to open more this year, although it is yet to say how many and where in the UK they will be.
Clarks is closing its doors to customers in Fareham Shopping Centre on Saturday, August 5.
A spokesperson for the shopping centre said: “We were disappointed to learn of Clarks forthcoming closure which we believe to be August 5.
“We have endeavoured to retain them, but we understand that nationally they are looking to reduce the number of stores they operate fr …