Clas Ohlson confirms it’s closing EVERY single UK store but one
Swedish retail large Clas Ohlson has develop into the newest top side road casualty with plans to near all retail outlets but one.
Bosses on the chain have showed its Reading department would be the most effective one final as because it prepares to awl all retail outlets within the UK and Germany.
This contains 5 closures within the UK – with Reading’s Clas Ohlson set to proceed buying and selling by myself.
It comes after the corporate reported “significant losses” this week throughout its UK and Germany operations.
Speaking on income, it stated the “right conditions are not in place to achieve profitability”.
The corporate added round 150 personnel would lose their jobs following the closures because it objectives to concentrate on on-line buying groceries.
Jon Peacock, Clas Ohlson’s appearing UK nation supervisor added Reading, Berkshire used to be a “key location” and that there are not any plans to near the store.
Mr Peacock stated: ” We have determined to concentrate on an internet technique within the UK, as we really feel it’s the easiest way to effectively proceed in a marketplace that we are dedicated to being part of.
“In contemporary years, we now have been running on a virtual transformation plan and our on-line industry has long past from power to power.
“It’s transparent that on-line, the place other folks can get get right of entry to to our complete product vary, is how our shoppers like to buy with us.
“With this realigned center of attention we imagine we will have the ability to ship a fair higher buying groceries revel in for our shoppers, via strengthening our provide chain and logistics functions, and truly specializing in superb carrier and product collection.
“We don’t have any plans to withdraw our UK e-commerce operations, and our bodily store, in Reading, will stay open.
“Our German on-line industry may also be controlled and operated from our UK base, together with attainable new European markets in long term.
“Our UK HQ might be relocated in order that we will be able to be higher located for this new construction and we will be taking a look at a revised organisation construction for the longer term, together with quite a lot of new roles in specialist virtual and e-commerce spaces.”
Full record of Clas Ohlson retail outlets closing down
St Albans, The Maltings
Kingston, Market Place
Manchester, Arndale Centre
Liverpool, Clayton Square