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Wilko confirms plans to close Llanelli town centre store

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Wilko has confirmed that it intends to close it’s St Elli Centre store in Llanelli town centre in August.

The retailer said that “with regret”, it had briefed its team members in Llanelli of the decision to close the store because favourable lease terms cannot be agreed with the landlord.

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A spokesperson from Wilko said; “We have been looking at our options, but the reality is that we have been unable to reach an agreement with the landlord that makes this store commercially viable.

Jerome Saint-Marc, Wilko CEO comments; “Our history is steeped in serving our customers and communities going back to 1930 but there’s no denying the way people shop with us and where they want to shop with us is changing.  As a business we’re evolving and this includes working with landlords for more favourable terms, as well as looking at locations and store formats. We’ll continue to pull together to make our business better to secure the future of over 16,000 team members”.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to support our affected team members who will be offered any available positions in nearby stores.  We apologise to customers but will continue to offer them everything they need in nearby stores or via wilko.com.”

Wilko’s second store in Llanelli at Parc Trostre will remain open.

(Lead image: St Elli Centre)

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