Fashion giant H&M to close Scunthorpe branch after more than 14 years of trading

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 Nov 2017

One of the world’s biggest fashion retailers is to pull out of Scunthorpe after more than 14 years of trading.

The decision by the Swedish-owned H&M chain is the latest blow for the £55 million Parishes shopping mall as local shoppers gear up for the annual Christmas spending spree.

A company spokeswoman today confirmed the Scunthorpe store would close this Friday (November 17) but gave no explanation.

H&M is closing its Scunthorpe branch

H&M is the longest-surviving retailer in The Parishes, having started trading in March 2003.

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Its departure will leave another gaping space in the shopping mall, following the closures of BHS, TJ Hughes, Fallen Hero and Deichmann Shoes.

A company spokeswoman said: ”We can confirm H&M’s Scunthorpe store will permanently close for trade on Friday (November 17).

“Customers can continue to shop the latest H&M collections on-line at www.hm.com

No details have been given about the number of employees at the store and their future.

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