STAFF at Northwich’s Marks and Spencer breathed a sigh of relief after the store escaped last week’s national closure programme.
The Leicester Street premises were not included on the list of 27 stores that will be closed down as a result of the current financial downturn.
Despite heavy price-cutting, poor sales figures before Christmas have forced M&S bosses to shut down outlets across the country – the majority being M&S Simply Food stores.
Spokeswoman Lucy Kelly confirmed Northwich was not among the 27 stores listed for closure. And she said job losses were “just in stores where there is a proposed closure”.
Marks and Spencer first opened in the town in 1908 at 21 High Street, currently occupied by Meller Braggins.