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Hundreds of jobs lost this week

Tuesday December 27th 2011

Hundreds of jobs will be lost before Christmas as shoe shop chain Barratts Priceless has gone into administration.

Thirteen Priceless stores and five Barratts stores will close their doors in the UK and Ireland on Friday after the chain experienced difficult trading conditions, which were not helped by the mild winter weather.

The closures will see 127 jobs lost on the shop floor, and a further 60 staff members in the Bradford head office will also be made redundant.

The Barratts stores that will close this week are in Connswater, Kilmarnock, Darlington, Cardiff and Blackpool.

The 13 Priceless stores are in Croydon, Durham, Oldham, Strabane, Crossgates, Kettering, Carlow, Donaghmede, Torquay, Weymouth, Kings Lynn, Bexhill on Sea, and Erdington.

Administrator Deloitte said it will continue to seek a buyer for all or parts of the business.

Copyright © Press Association 2011

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