Waitrose Marlow announces closure date

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Waitrose in Marlow has announced its scheduled closure date.

The supermarket chain announced in July that it was set to close its Chapel Street branch in the autumn.

It has now been announced that this is due to close on Sunday, October 27.

A Waitrose spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that after 47 years of serving the Marlow community, we will close our doors for the last time at the end of trade on 27 October.

"We will continue to support our partners working at the shop in any way we can and identify opportunities for those wishing to remain with the business wherever possible.

"We would like to say a huge thank you for everyone who has ever shopped with us and to our customers for their understanding since the closure announcement was made." 

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  • mIhO76

    11:45, 12 September 2019

    It is still a mystery to me why this store is due to shut...!? Every time I am in there it is busy and not only at peak times or weekends. A lot of people to rely on this shop as they have no access to transportation or the internet for online shopping. I just hope that a new tenant will take on the empty space and it will re-open pretty soon. One thing Marlow does not need is another empty retail space. M.



    • Stranger

      15:59, 12 September 2019

      JLP, which owns Waitrose, is in huge trouble. Their business model is way out of date, it lost out to the internet and budget European supermarkets which are now found even in high end, luxury shopping centres. Nationally, high streets are on the way out, shop-front retail is taking a hit, there is no industry sector supporting a middle-class lifestyle any more. It's just the poor (e.g. zero-hour and Universal Credit types), the hustlers (white van man) and the wealthy (on some council fraud/land scheme). None of these groups are interested in 80s style upwardly-mobile shopping habits. These groups all buy cheap food, unlike the middle classes that used to exist in the white collar vs blue collar Britain you will remember if you were born when your username suggests. The days when a workman was really like Fred Dibnah and if you were educated, your education was built to last, and these social groups meant something. If you're being seen around town in Marlow these days it's because you want to be seen as the landowner/ex-stockbroker/wideboy type shopping at the art galleries, not as an eccentric who goes to Waitrose because they have a disposition against foods as "exotic" as pasta. No future in JLP at all.



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