Argos has closed for good in St Elli purchasing heart in Llanelli
Argos has introduced the closure of its retailer at St Elli purchasing heart in Llanelli.
The nationwide retail firm has been an integral a part of town’s mall for a few years, however it has now been confirmed that it’s going to not reopen after the most recent lockdown.
Its retailer within the Pemberton Park purchasing park is unaffected and can stay open, appearing as the subsequent closest retailer for purchasers who’ve referred to as the information “a disgrace” for town.
The corporate defined that retailer employees had been supplied “alternatives to redeploy to various roles” inside Sainsbury’s, which purchased Argos in 2016.
Final yr, the corporate shared its intention to open an extra 350 Argos shops in Sainsbury’s and Argos assortment factors in supermarkets and comfort shops by March 2024. Consequently, this implies the corporate has said that ‘she now not wanted as many stand-alone shops as she anticipated. to shut roughly 420 branches.
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A spokeswoman for Argos stated: “The Argos retailer at St Elli Purchasing Middle in Llanelli has now closed and colleagues have had the chance to redeploy to various positions inside Sainsbury’s. Clients can proceed to buy at our close by shops, together with our Llanelli Park Pemberton retailer and the gathering level at Swansea Gorseinon Sainsbury’s. ”
In December 2019, it was introduced that the Argos Additional retailer in Swansea’s Excessive Avenue would shut and transfer to the neighboring Sainsbury space. The transfer didn’t lead to any direct job losses, as employees additionally moved to the grocery store.
Final yr it was introduced that cellular community operator EE had closed its Stepney Avenue retailer as a part of a deliberate consolidation with the Parc Trostre retailer, whereas shoe retailer Clarks additionally confirmed that she can be closing her Llanelli retailer.
It has additionally been confirmed that surf-inspired vogue model Animal will shut its retailer in Parc Trostre in December, in addition to its model within the Quadrant purchasing heart in Swansea.