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Retail NI Comments on Carpetright Closures

Commenting on the closure of five Carpetright Stores in Belfast, Derry, Ballymena, Coleraine and Bangor, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“The closure of these five stores is another sad loss to our retail sector. Our thoughts are with the staff who are losing their jobs and we hope they will be successful in finding employment elsewhere in the retail sector”

“We hope that Carpetright’s restructuring plan is successful in saving the overall business”

“The economic impact of this is much wider than just the five stores. There will also be the reduction in footfall for neighbouring retailers which has to factored in”

“With Maplin and Toys R Us recently closing, these are challenging times for our retail sector”

 

Glyn Roberts 07515710517