Carpetright closing 92 stores – are Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar’s at risk?

PUBLISHED: 09:29 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 12 April 2018

Carpetright in Potters Bar

Carpetright in Potters Bar

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Carpetright has said it will close 92 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring programme.

The retailer has shops in Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar, but both have avoided the cut.

Despite giving a profit warning last month, the company said it still expected to make only a small underlying pre-tax loss for the year.

The move is expected to result in 300 jobs being lost.

Carpetright’s chief executive Wilf Walsh said: “These tough but necessary actions will enable us to address the burden of a legacy UK property estate consisting of too many poorly located stores on unsustainable rents and are essential if we are to restore our profitability and deliver a successful turnaround.”


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