Three of the group’s stores are set to close in the coming months due to leases not being renewed, but the retailer says it will continue to expand in the coming year.
Edinburgh’s TK Maxx location closed this week, while Manchester’s Homesense store will cease trading on 1 March 2023. Swansea’s Homesense store will also close, with the date to be confirmed.
The confirmed closures are a result of rental leases not being renewed, and the group intends to continue to open new stores in the coming year.
Deborah Dolce, group director, TJX Europe, commented: “We are proud of our continued investment in communities across the country through new store openings, store modernisations and relocations. Last year we opened two new stores.
“This year, we’re opening another three new TK Maxx stores and a new Homesense store in Stevenage. To meet growing customer demand on tkmaxx.com, we’re also opening a new logistics centre in Crewe which will create jobs for the local community.
“We look forward to bringing new, bright and beautiful TK Maxx and Homesense stores to even more shoppers across the UK and offering great retail careers to those communities.”
A representative for the retailer confirmed that all staff affected will be offered roles in nearby stores: “Our senior managers have been in store supporting the team. We’re currently in consultation with all affected associates and our intention is that all associated will be offered roles in other local TK Maxx and Homesense stores.