A sad day for those who love shopping in store at the 22 stores named to close in today’s news.
Debenhams was co-founded in the eighteenth century as a single store in London and grew to 178 stores across the UK. Almost a third of these sites are to close over the next three years.
Today Debenhams names the 22 stores that will be closing around Christmas 2019:
Welwyn Garden City
Industry experts are saying that Debenhams went wrong when they expanded the number of stores in the 2000s when customers were switching to shopping online.
It is well known that high street shopping is steadily decreasing, and this is being demonstrated by the big names closing stores.
One of the main causes behind this is the turn to online shopping.
Take for instance today Debenhams online is offering:
So, it’s not all bad news, perhaps in the midst of your local store closing you’ll be able to find some bargains online.