Buyers in Gloucestershire can breathe a sigh of aid, as John Lewis in Cheltenham might be reopening on Monday 12 April 2021.
There have been fears the shop might shut completely, as John Lewis introduced it might not be reopening eight of its 42 shops throughout the UK.
Fortunately the Cheltenham retailer was spared, with ‘At Dwelling’ shops in Ashford, Basingstoke, Chester and Tunbridge Wells and department shops in Aberdeen, Peterborough, Sheffield and York being earmarked for closure.
The closures will put 1,465 jobs in danger, with John Lewis promising to seek the advice of with the folks affected and ‘make each effort to search out different roles within the Partnership for as many Companions as potential.’
The eight closures are in places the place John Lewis say it’s now not worthwhile to have a big retailer as a result of an absence of consumers, with the model saying it would ‘reshape’ the enterprise to reply to the shift in the direction of on-line purchasing throughout lockdown.
It expects that 60 to 70 per cent of all future gross sales might be made on-line.
The closing shops have been already ‘financially challenged’ earlier than the pandemic hit and John Lewis believes that their efficiency can’t be drastically improved.
Fortunately for John Lewis followers in Gloucestershire, the Cheltenham division retailer will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021, offering the federal government’s roadmap out of lockdown continues efficiently.
By Chloe Gorman
Friday 26 March 2021