On Thursday 16 September, British brand Marks & Spencer announced the closure of 11 of its French stores. A hard blow for a group bearing the full brunt of Brexit’s fallout is finding it difficult to get supplies and goods from the other side of the channel.
“The lengthy and complex export processes now following the UK’s exit from the EU severely limit the supply of fresh and chilled produce from the UK to Europe and impact the availability of products for our customers”, explained the group in a press release.
Thus, ten stores will close their doors in Paris. In Hauts-de-Seine, if the store established in the So Ouest shopping center in Levalois-Perret is also condemned, then La Défense is saved for the time being, Mark & Spencer chose to keep those in the stations or airports. At the very least, its future remains uncertain, with it unable to confirm whether the maintenance of its previous nine French stores can be assured.
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