Marks & Spencer have named a further 17 stores due to close as part of its restructuring plan, which will see 100 stores close by 2022.
The closures puts 1,045 jobs at risk with M&S saying it will enter consultations with its employees with the intention of “retaining as many people as possible”.
The company said its plan to shut down 100 stores by 2022 is on track, with 30 locations already closed and eight previously announced.
Director Sacha Berendji said on Tuesday: “We’re continuing to transform M&S with pace and as part of this we are making good progress with our plans to close over 100 stores – radically reshaping our store estate to become more relevant for our customers.
“Proposing to close stores is never easy, for our colleagues, customers or the local community, but it is vital for the future of M&S. Where we have closed stores, we are continuing to see an encouraging number of customers choosing other nearby locations and shopping on M&S.com.”
The locations of the 17 stores to close
- Antrim (the Junction)
- Ashford, Kent
- Luton Arndale
- Sutton Coldfield