Marks & Spencer to close 100-plus stores by 2022 in ‘radical’ plan

Retailer, which has already axed 22 outlets, reveals 14 more that will shut in the next year
Full list of M&S store closures announced so far

Marks & Spencer is closing one in three of its core clothing and home branches in a dramatic retreat from the UK high street that will trigger thousands of job losses.

M&S on Tuesday revealed plans to close a total of 100 shops by 2022, as it expanded an existing store closure programme. It said the closures were vital for the future of the struggling retail business but Usdaw, the shopworkers’ union, accused M&S of “salami slicing”, as staff came to terms with a third wave of store closures.

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