East Midlands bakery chain Birds confirms store closures in Derby and Nottingham

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East Midlands bakery chain Birds has confirmed the closure of stores in Derby and Nottingham.

But the firm, which is headquartered in Derby, has said it is investing in its remaining estate and production.

The company, which has 60 stores across the region and employs 800 people, said that it was closing two stores in Derby and another in Nottingham as the buildings’ leases have come to an end.

The Derby closures are in Iron Gate and Walbrook Road, while the Nottingham store is at The Poultry.

However, the firm, which dates back to 1919, said it will be investing in its remaining stores, carrying out refits.

East Midlands bakery chain Birds confirms store closures in Derby and Nottingham 北京快三 第2张Birds Bakery's Lister Gate outlet in Nottingham (Image: Cartwright Communications)

It will also be investing in new equipment at its Derby-based bakery, in Ascot Drive.

According to bosses, the closures had been planned for "many months" in the run up to the stores’ lease renewals.

Lesley Bird, director and chief operating officer at Birds, said: “Our tiny shop at The Poultry in Nottingham was always planned for closure, given that we opened a much larger, more modern shop in Lister Gate.

“We still have two shops operating in Nottingham city centre for our customers.”

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Birds said that instead of extending the leases on its Iron Gate and Walbrook Road stores, it decided to extend the lease on its Crown Walk store.

Lesley said: “The Iron Gate store needed a major refit but as the lease was coming to an end, we felt the time was right to close it.

“We have redeployed staff and are currently speaking to those who may want to take voluntary redundancy.

“Birds is proud that it only closed for a very short period during lockdown before we opened our stores again – with tight safety procedures in place. All three affected stores didn’t re-open following lockdown.

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“We have worked closely with our teams, are speaking to staff regularly and have moved a number of our staff to other stores.

“The changes we have made have been planned for some time. While we have three stores affected by lease renewals, we are still looking at refits to other stores. We are still investing heavily in our bakery and retail outlets.

“We now have two remaining stores in Derby city centre - Albert Street and Crown Walk - and, of course, the bakery shop in Ascot Drive where our customers can get our freshly baked goods.”

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