Close Waitrose stores: do you have to close a store? Closures endanger 700 jobs


Waitrose has announced that it will sell three of its supermarkets to Lidl.

Bromley in London, Oadby in Leicestershire and Wollaton in Nottinghamshire are sold to the German supermarket.

More names have now been added to the list of stores that are set to close, bringing the total to seven.

Waitrose closes the seven stores in the fall – Bromley, Oadby, Sandhurst, Wollaton, Marlow, Stevenage and Waterside at Heathrow.

Seven hundred jobs are endangered by the move.

Which Waitrose stores close?

Bromley in London

Oadby in Leicestershire

Wollaton in Nottinghamshire




On the water near Heathrow

Many regretted the closures. One wrote: "God knows how I will break with my mother. It is a travesty. #Waitrose #oadby #whatwegonnadonow"

Another said: "So Waitrose is getting closer #Stevenage Old Town – many people are very upset, even people who didn't shop there!

"It was strangely ambitious for many. Coffee area had a very old WI air about it. Sorry to see it go. Good luck for the future for everyone who works there."

Another angry customer wrote: "@waitrose Furious to find out that #stevenage branch closes after 40 years, Hertford and now this one. Where should we shop? Lidl, aldi, tesco Yuk, yuk.

"Why do you close all people in North East Hertfordshire? Are we not good enough for you? And what about the integral post office?" (Sic)

One adapted a well-known song to convey his grief.

He wrote: "Oh no, it seems to go, but you don't know what you have until it's gone, they take paradise and set up a Lidl store. Wah, wah, wah, wah @BWaitrose #waitrose."

It is reported that 677 employees will be affected by the sale. They are not transferred to Lidl supermarkets.

Mark Gifford, Waitrose & # 39; s director of retail store, said: "We have not taken this decision lightly, but we must do what is good for the company as a whole. Thanks to the hard work of all our partners, we are making good progress and Waitrose & Partners is on schedule for profit growth this year, but despite the efforts of all involved, we have not found a way to make these stores profitable in the long run. "

In March it was announced that Waitrose closed five other supermarkets, which meant 440 jobs.

They were Torquay, Teignmouth, Blaby in Leicestershire, Barry in Vale of Glamorgan and Ashbourne in Derbyshire.