A POPULAR retailer will be shutting several branches this year.
Halfords has said that it will be closing, or has closed, three branches.
The three closures have been confirmed to The Sun by Halfords.
The locations and dates they'll be shutting their doors are:
- Meadowlands Retail Park, Cambridge – closed
- Halfords Autocentre, Bellman’s Close, Largs – closed
- East Road Retail Park, Irvine – to be confirmed
The Sun has asked Halfords to confirm when the Irvine store will close and we will update this story when we know more.
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A Halfords spokesperson said: "We regularly review our retail portfolio in line with lease terms and other stores in close proximity to the area.
"We always look to employ colleagues in other locations where we can."
It comes after Halfords announced profitability has been knocked by “weakness” in the consumer tyre market for longer than expected.
The motoring accessories and cycling retailer blamed a shortage of technicians and weak demand for tyres for its tumbling shares.
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Shoppers will soon be seeing big changes on the high street as other big name brands also look to close stores.
High energy costs and a shift to shopping online after the pandemic is taking a tool on the high street.
Plus, household incomes have been squeeze by the cost of leaving crisis, meaning less people are looking to spend.
Marks and Spencer has confirmed the closure of more than half a dozen stores across the country.
Boots is closing three stores in the UK this spring, including a branch in Manchester.
Homesense, owned by TKMaxx, is also shutting up shop in Manchester's Arndale Shopping Centre.
House of Fraser is set to shut up shop in two more locations as it battles to keep a presence in the retail sector.
And H&M has started closing branches across the UK as the high street retailer struggles.
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Here is a full list of shops and chains closing down this year.
Plus, pub chain Wetherspoon has confirmed that a number of sites it has marked for closure have been sold or are currently under offer.
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