Mothercare has seeen profit drop and is cutting costs. It is taking advantage of lease expiries to close stores. Its UK performance has been particularly poor.
Total: 110 closures
The CD and DVD retailer has been hit by the move to downloads and its turnaround plan has been difficult to implement amid a squeeze on consumer spending.
Total: 60 closures
The group was saved from administration after Whittall’s Wine Merchants bought 37 stores. However, some closed their shutters permanently.
Total: 39 closures
The sports retailer totally restructured to save it from the abyss. Having sealed a deal with its landlords it is still trading but some shops have been closed.
Total: 45 closures