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Major high street brands to close more than 30 sites this week – is your local going?

Hundreds of popular shops have already disappeared from high streets THIS year, with more than 30 set to close this week alone.

Major chains have announced closures in the past few weeks, including Boots, Iceland and B&M.

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More than 30 high street chains are set to close their sites this weekAuthor: Getty

Restaurant and pub chains are also closing their doors in several locations across the country, e.g Air spoons pubs.

It comes after a tumultuous period for businesses struggling to recover from Covid and then being hit by growth energy accounts.

With high costs on buyers also it means that people cut back on unnecessary goods and prices continue to rise rapidly.

Many consumers have also switched to online shopping, meaning brick-and-mortar stores are struggling.

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It also affected banks, with customers turning to online and mobile banking, leading to hundreds of sites being shut down by major lenders.

Among the chains closing stores this week are New Look, Lloyds Pharmacy and Barclays.

Here’s the full list of high street chains closing sites this week.

Boots

Bots are also set to launch closing the first of 300 stores this week.

The a popular pharmacy chain has confirmed the locations of the nine stores that will be closing their doors permanently.

It comes as a part broader plans to close which will reduce the chain’s number of stores from 2,200 to 1,900.

Boots has confirmed that all staff working in these locations will be offered alternative roles.

The two sites which are closing in a few days are Heathside Road in Woking and the branch on the UEA campus.

Both are slated to close “at the end of July.”

Iceland

Iceland will closing of another supermarket in the coming days.

The frozen food specialist has already closed more than half a dozen stores since February.

Now there are about 800 of them Iceland branches throughout the UK.

Its site at St David’s Place, Swansea The shutters will be lowered on July 29.

This follows the closure of 11 Icelandic supermarkets earlier this year, with more to follow in the next few months.

Lloyd’s

Also closing this week are Lloyds branches, which will close their shutters in three locations.

The first is scheduled to close tomorrow and is the Chapeltown site.

On Tuesday only, Lloyds will also close Holloway Road in London on July 25.

The Carlton branch will then take place on July 26.

Amazon Fresh

Amazon has are going to close two stores today as it prepares to open two new locations.

The the e-commerce giant is closing its shutters permanently at its branches in Ealing, Wandsworth and East Sheen today.

The company said it would open new Fresh stores on Moorgate and Liverpool Street in London, but did not confirm when.

Ealing Store, which opened in March 2021was Amazon’s first grocery store in the UK and spanned 2,500 square feet.

Barclays

Huge banking provider Barclays is also set to close five sites this week alone.

It comes after the bank said more than 60 branches would leave the high street by the end of this year.

The bank has also already closed hundreds of locations, 14 more announced just last week.

Both the Heathfield and Barnsley branches will close on July 26.

While the Portadown, Market Harborough and Kingsland High Street sites will also be closed on July 28.

Asda

Asdawhich has more than 600 branches across the country, is closing down two Asda Living stores this summer.

Its branch is in Green Island Retail trade park, Wrexhamwill close on July 31.

The Asda Living store at Eastgate Retail Park, Bristolgoing to close it too summerbut the exact date has not yet been confirmed.

A spokesman for the supermarket giant previously said the stores had “been operating at a loss for several years”.

Asda Living stores sell a range of furniture, electronics, toys, household itemsand health and beauty products.

There are currently 33 such stores across the UK, including in Maidstone, Lincoln and Leeds.

Natvest

NatWest will close the shutters at four branches this week.

It also follows further closures and announcements of site closures later this summer.

This includes Dorking and Marsh, which are scheduled to close on July 25.

Later this week, its Peterborough site closes on July 26 and its Tamworth branch closes on July 27.

A new look

A new look lowers the shutters more of its stores by the end of July.

The brand is closing its store Rila The White Rose Center on Tuesday, July 25, reports the local news reports.

It came after a post on New Look Rhyl Facebook page announced a big closing sale.

Fashion retailer already closed several stores this year after it shuttered 85 branches in 2018.

RBS

There will also be a Royal Bank of Scotland closing this week as well.

The Scottish bank will close its shop on the Tranet website on July 27.

Lloyds Pharmacy

Next Lloyds Pharmacy branches are set to close in the next few days after a series of closures.

The sites being shut down are both internal Sainsbury’s shops.

They are Sainsbury’s Oxford Road, Kidlington today (23rd July) and Sainsbury’s St Anne’s Way, Gloucester on 24th July.

Lloyds has already announced closing 237 of its pharmacies in Sainsbury’s supermarkets by the end of the year and to close 76 stores in 2022.

Habitat

Huge home goods brand Habitat is set to disappear from the high street by the end of the month is closing its last three stand-alone stores.

Three departments in the village Brighton, Leeds and Westfield White City, London, will close for good.

The retailer has not yet confirmed the exact dates each of the three branches will close.

Sainsbury’s, which owns the Habitat brand, said it would seek to transfer all affected store staff to its supermarkets or Argos shops.

HSBC

HSBC In recent years, customers have also increasingly turned to online services.

As a result, the chain plans to close dozens of branches, with more closing for good this year.

On July 25, five HSBC offices will close permanently: Christchurch, Seaford, Tonbridge, Blackwood (Wales) and Norwich.

Customers can still use one of the Post office 11,635 branches to handle basic banking tasks — but do not open new bank accounts or accept personal loans and mortgage.

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland will also be among the high street chains closing sites this week.

All farewell sites are in Scotland.

These include the Bearsden branch on July 25th and Edinburgh on July 26th.

This will be followed by a venue at Pollokshields on 27th July.

meanwhile, another 44 banks are going to close their doors later this year and in 2024.

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Plus, here a complete list of stores closing up shop this summer.

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