Supermarket Morrisons has revealed the locations of the 11 stores it will be closing. As part of David Potts' restructuring plans, the company announced the sale of 140 convenience stores and the closure of 11 superstores across the UK, which would see 900 Morrisons employees lose their jobs.
The grocer announced the store closures along with its half-year results, which showed the struggle of the company. Pre-tax profits were down more than 47% as costs run up and sales slipped by 2.7%.
IBTimes UK already revealed on Saturday that Northallerton was likely to be closed down and Morrisons had confirmed the closure of the Burnham-on-Sea branch.
David Potts, the former Tesco boss who was appointed chief executive at Morrisons in March, told investors: "There is a lot for us to do. The immediate priority is to deliver a better shopping trip to stabilise trading performance."
These are the stores that are closing in the coming months.
- West Bromwich (Hawthorns), West Midlands
- Salford, Greater Manchester
- Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
- Castletown, Sunderland
- Clevedon, Somerset
- Little Hulton, Greater Manchester
- Northallerton, North Yorkshire
- Oldbury, West Midlands
- Shildon, County Durham
- Streatham, London
- Tyldesley, Wigan