John Lewis stores to close 2021: Full shop closure list revealed

24 March 2021, 11:38 | Updated: 24 March 2021, 12:54

John Lewis has confirmed store closures for April 2021
John Lewis has confirmed store closures for April 2021. Picture: PA

By Zoe Adams

Which John Lewis stores are closing down? Here’s the store closure list as the retail giant confirm more branches will shut permanently following coronavirus struggles.

John Lewis has come forward and revealed there will be more store closures across the UK after coronavirus has see them suffer huge losses.

The retail group confirmed a loss of £517m for 2020-21 compared to a £146m profit the year before.

In a statement, John Lewis revealed not all of their 42 department stores would be reopening once the lockdown restrictions were lifted as part of the roadmap out of lockdown.

The statement read: “Regrettably, we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown, which will also have implications for our supply chain. We are currently in discussions with landlords and final decisions are expected by the end of March.”

Related article: When are non-essential shops reopening?

Related article: What is the roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown?

Following the announcement, there are concerns about what John Lewis stores are closing - here’s the latest information:

John Lewis will be focusing a lot on internet shopping following the increase in lockdown
John Lewis will be focusing a lot on internet shopping following the increase in lockdown. Picture: PA

Is John Lewis closing down stores?

John Lewis have confirmed they will be limiting their department stores in order to recover financially from the coronavirus pandemic.

With a huge rise in internet shopping thanks to the lockdown, John Lewis has been forced to rethink just how many stores it needs despite the decision being “painful”.

In total, 16 stores, including At Home stores, department stores and smaller hubs are set to close putting more than 1,465 jobs at risk.

Which John Lewis stores are closing down?

Currently, John Lewis has confirmed a total of eight further store closures following the eight they closed down previously.

John Lewis store closures include:

  • Ashford
  • Basingstoke
  • Chester
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Aberdeen
  • Peterborough
  • Sheffield
  • York
  • Birmingham
  • Croydon
  • Watford
  • Newbury
  • Swindon
  • Tamworth
  • St Pancras
  • Heathrow

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