Major retailer closing several shops within weeks – see full list

Major retailer closing several shops within weeks – see full list

April 27, 2023

Major retailer will be closing several shops within weeks – see full list to check if your local branch is affected

  • A major UK retailer is closing a number of its shops in the upcoming weeks 

A major UK retailer will be closing several of its stores within the next few weeks, in another blow to the High Street. 

Variety store B&M has announced it will close two shops in May, whilst relocating another. 

This comes as the latest blow to High Street shops as big-name brands such as M&Co, Marks & Spencer and Clintons have also announced recent closures. 

But which B&M stores are shutting down? Is a B&M branch closing near you?

Read on below for a full list of B&M store closures. 

Pictured: A B&M store in Stockton, County Durham. The brand will close more stores in May

Which B&M stores are closing? 

The discount store will pull down the shutters at its Bishop Auckland branch in County Durham for the final time on Friday, May 5. 

As a result, customers in the area will need to travel two miles to their next closest B&M store in Shildon once the Bishop Auckland closes for the final time. 

Additionally, a B&M store in Widnes, Cheshire will shut on Wednesday, May 17, moving to a new location in the same town before it reopens on Wednesday, May 24. 

B&M released the following statement on their website: ‘Your B&M Widnes store is moving from its current location at Bowers Retail Park to its new home at Widnes Trade Park (formerly The Range).’

‘We apologise for any inconvenience caused while we bring you a bigger and better B&M store.’

The chain’s Burnden Retail Park store in Bolton, Greater Manchester will also close for good on May 24. 

However, shoppers will still be able to visit a nearby B&M, with another branch located in close proximity on Manchester Road.

Which B&M stores have already closed? 

The chain has shut down five of its stores already in 2023. The full list of B&M stores which have already closed is below:

Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton – February 25

Maesglas Retail Park, Newport, Wales – March 4

Boucher Road, Belfast – March 26

Queens Drive Retail Park, Kilmarnock – March 26

Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Bristol – March 29

Which B&M stores are expanding?

It is not all bad news for the bargain chain, which will open six new and expanded stores across the UK in April and May. The full list of new and expanded stores can be seen below:

Leven (expansion) – Saturday, 29 April 

Armagh (expansion) – Friday, 5 May 

Widnes – Wednesday, May 24

Fforestfach (Swansea) – Friday, May 26

Jarrow (refitting) – Saturday, May 27 

Fazakerley – Wednesday, May 31

Whilst this B&M store in Kilmarnock (pictured) has shut down, the chain will expand six stores across the UK

How can I get a B&M discount? 

In-store, B&M makes use of a barcode scanner app which allows customers to see items that are already discounted.

To use this feature, shoppers must download the B&M Stores mobile app, which is available to downloaded for free on your smartphone.

Once you have installed the app, click on the ‘scan’ button at the bottom of your homepage.

This will bring up the camera on your smartphone, so you can scan barcodes to see if they have been discounted. 

If you find an item you want to scan, simply point your smartphone camera toward its barcode.

The app will then automatically show the item’s price, indicating if you benefit from a discount.

Bargain hunters say some items can cost as little as £1, 50p or even 10p through the app.

Shoppers should also keep an eye out for products with a white reduction sticker on, which indicates a reduced price from the original label.

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