A BARGAIN supermarket chain will be pulling down the shutters at two of its outlets today.
The branches of Iceland in Birkenhead and in Crewe will shut their doors for good at the end of trading.
Its shop in Llanelli closed on September 12.
Recently, the company also announced it will be closing its store on Trinity Street, Huddersfield on October 28.
An Iceland spokesperson said: “The Trinity Street, Huddersfield store is due to close on October 28, we anticipate many of our customers will instead choose to shop at the nearby Food Warehouse on Great Northern Retail Park.
“We typically open more than 20 new stores each year, creating many new jobs and contributing to the growth of local economies.
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"At the same time, we continually review the retail experience offered to our customers and have always made a small number of store closures every year, as local shopping patterns change and shop leases expire."
It comes after several Iceland stores already shut this year.
- Mill Lane, Bromsgrove – February
- Chineham Shopping Centre, Basingstoke – February
- White Rose Centre, Rhyl – March
- South Street, Newport, Isle of Wight – March
- St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol – March
- Deiniol Centre, Bangor – March
- Newport – April
- Berwick – April
- Hexham – April
- Flint, Wales – May
- Beccles, Suffolk – June
- St David's Place, Swansea – July
The high street has seen a whole raft of closures in recent months, and more are on their way.
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Farmfoods store in Market Street, Huddersfield, is to close on September 24.
Central Co-op is closing down one of its branches in Atherstone, Coventry this month.
However, the branch is due to be taken over by supermarket giant Tesco.
Wetherspoons is also pulling the plug on some of its pubs.
The Six Chimneys in Wakefield will shut to punters on Monday, September 18 to undergo redevelopment.
The Widow Frost in Mansfield will be pulling its final pints on September 17.
Shoezone will pull the shutters down on one of its stores in its latest round of closures.
House of Fraser confirmed to The Sun that its branch in Guildford will shut on September 30.
Its store in Solihull closed on August 28.
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