As we break into summer, a lot is concentrating our minds at GBN.
UK: Clothing and camping group to close 89 shops
Blacks Leisure has announced that it intends to close 89 shops around the UK, although it did not say how many employees would be made redundant. Describing the decision as one which will affect shops which have “not traded profitably for years”, the group added that some 50 staff at headquarters would also lose their jobs.
The group’s shops trade under the names Blacks, Millets and O’Neil.