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Heart of England Co-operative to close all non-food retail stores

Published on: 17th September 2015

The Heart of England board has decided that its non-food stores will cease to trade over the coming year. 

Stores in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Hinckley, Rugby and Leamington Spa will all close their doors.

Heart-of-England-480The retailer’s home and living stores currently sell furniture, electrical goods, toys, carpets, textiles and menswear.

The society said in a statement: “It is a decision which has by no means been taken lightly. However, the retail environment has become increasingly challenging and this, coupled with the growth in online shopping, has meant that our non-food division is no longer viable as a business. Its closure will enable us to invest in the profitable areas of the business, namely food and funerals, to ensure that the society has a sustainable future and continues to service the needs of the local community as we have over the past 180 years.”

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