Argos, Iceland, B&M and more to close stores this month

The UK’s high street will see some big changes this month as Argos, B&M, Iceland and more start to close some of their branches.

Multiple retailers, including Clintons, Homesense, and Marks and Spencer, among others, will also close some stores in the coming weeks.

17,145 stores on main streets and elsewhere closed in 2022, an increase of 51% over the previous year, according to research from the Center for Retail Research (CRR).

This is the equivalent of some 47 stores that closed their doors every day last year, the CRR reported.

Newham Recorder: Argos, Iceland, B&M and more have stores closing this month.  (PENNSYLVANIA)Argos, Iceland, B&M and more have stores closing this month. (PENNSYLVANIA) (Image: AP)

Here are the high street joints closing their shutters for the last time this month. Is your location on the list?


The catalog retailer already closed its Coatbridge branch in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on March 11, with more branches to follow later in the year.

Its Cardiff Bay store will reportedly close in July and the Newport branch will close later in the summer.

The closures come amid plans to integrate its stand-alone stores into counters within the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain.

The supermarket giant has also announced its intentions to close two Argos warehouses over the next three years, including Basildon, Essex, and a warehouse in Heywood, Greater Manchester.


B&M has announced that it will close its branches in Queens Drive Retail Park at Kilmarnock and Boucher Road, Belfast on March 26.

On March 29, it will also close its store in Bristol’s Broadwalk shopping center.

It comes after B&M closed its store at Maesglas Retail Park in Newport in early March.

That being said, a new B&M site in Barnsley opened on March 4th and a store in Scunthorpe is expected to open soon as well.

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Clintons Cards closed its Whitehaven branch on King Street on March 19.

At the end of next month, its Market Street, Bolton site will follow, but a closure date has yet to be confirmed.

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Homesense will reportedly close the doors of its Swansea branch this month and move to Parc Trostre Retail Park in Llanelli.

The home furnishings brand also closed its Manchester Arndale store in early March.


Iceland will close more sites by the end of this month.

Its supermarkets in South Street, Newport, on the Isle of Wight, and in St Catherine’s Place, Bedminster, Bristol, will close their doors on March 25.

The retailer’s branch in Deiniol Centre, Bangor, Wales is expected to follow on March 27.

The news comes after Iceland closed supermarkets in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and Basingstoke, Hampshire and their branch in White Rose Centre, Rhyl.

Newham Recorder: Marks and Spencer, Iceland, M&Co and more have announced site closures.  (PA/James Manning)Marks and Spencer, Iceland, M&Co and more have announced site closures. (PA/James Manning) (Image: PA/James Manning)

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On March 31, Marks & Spencer will close its Fenchurch Street store in London.

It comes after the announcement that it would close 67 of its biggest stores amid a major overhaul of the company.

The upscale supermarket announced last year that it would close 67 of its largest stores as part of a major restructuring of its business.

In January 2023, the retailer announced that it aims to open 20 new stores across the UK in a move that will create more than 3,400 jobs.

Eight full-line stores are planned to open in shopping malls in places like the Bullring in Birmingham and the Trafford Center in Manchester, as well as in retail parks and high streets in key cities.

It will also open 12 new food halls, including in Stockport, Barnsley and the seaside town of Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland.


M&Co will close its stores in Wick and Fort William on March 25 with six more locations to follow on April 1.

The April closures include stores in Lewes, Gosport, Belper, Beccles, Newquay and Lerwick.

M&Co entered administration for the second time in two years in December 2022.


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