SHUTTERS COME DOWN | THE HIGH STREET CLOSURES TAKING THEIR TOLL ON TOWN CENTRES

MOTHERCARE

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

HMV

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

ODDBINS

The group was saved from administration after Whittall’s Wine Merchants bought 37 stores. However, some closed their shutters permanently.
Total: 39 closures

JJB SPORTS

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