All the supermarkets closing stores in September including Lidl and Iceland | The Sun09/05/2023
HIGH street stores are closing at a fast rate and some big-named supermarkets are also shutting for good in September.
Lidl, Iceland and Central Co-op are all pulling down the shutters on some of their stores this month.
As consumers cut back on spending due to the soaring cost of living it is leaving retailers struggling to survive.
Many of the popular stores are disappearing from the high street while others are scaling down in a bid to stay afloat.
Even well-known supermarkets such as Iceland is having to shut down some of its locations.
And popular neighbourhood supermarket Co-op is closing down some locations and opening up in others.
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Here is a full list of supermarkets that are closing down in September.
Iceland is a popular discount supermarket for shoppers who are looking to stock up for less.
It mainly sells frozen food and prepared meals and vegetables but it also has a big selection of non-frozen grocery items.
The frozen food specialist has announced that it will be shutting some stores this year and three are closing this month.
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- Llanelli (September 2)
- Birkenhead (September 16)
- Crewe (September 16)
This follows the closures of 12 Iceland supermarkets already this year in the following locations:
- Mill Lane, Bromsgrove – February
- Chineham Shopping Centre, Basingstoke – February
- White Rose Centre, Rhyl – March
- South Street, Newport, Isle of Wight – March
- St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol – March
- Deiniol Centre, Bangor – March
- Newport – April
- Berwick – April
- Hexham – April
- Flint, Wales – May
- Beccles, Suffolk – June
- St David's Place, Swansea – July
An Iceland spokesperson previously told The Sun that they "continually review the retail experience offered to customers and have always made a small number of store closures every year".
Central Co-op is closing down one of its branches in Atherstone, Coventry.
However, all is not lost for shoppers as the branch will be taken over by supermarket giant Tesco.
- Atherstone large community store and petrol station (September)
All the staff at the store are expected to find work again with Tesco so it is not anticipating job losses.
An exact date has not yet been confirmed but it is expected that the takeover will happen this month.
It comes as Co-op pulled down the shutters on two stores in the last two months.
The retailer closed its branch in Castle House, Sheffield, on July 22, with nearby stores in Broad Lane and Glossop Road remaining open.
Plus, the chain's branch in Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, is pulled down its shutters for good on August 19.
Tesco is due to permanently close one of its stores within weeks.
The retail giant closed its bargain supermarket Jack's last year and converted six of the 13 branches into new Tesco superstores.
One of the stores that switched from Jack's to Tesco is located in Kilner Way Retail Park in Sheffield.
Unfortunately, the store has not been successful and is due to close on September 15 due to low customer demand.
The Tesco store that is due to close in September is in the following location:
- Kilner Way Retail Park in Sheffield – (September 15)
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There are currently four large Tesco stores and nine Express stores in Sheffield.
We have a full list of shops closing down in September, including Homebase and Wetherspoons.
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