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Gap to close 19 shops in the UK by the end of July


HIGH street giant Gap is closing down 19 shops in the UK and Ireland at the end of next month.

Gap has said it is proposing to close 19 stores in the UK and Ireland when their leases end in July.

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It said the decision will leave it with around 50 other standalone and outlet stores, although the group said it is continuing to assess its portfolio as part of a strategic review it started last year.

In October, Gap said it could potentially close all its UK, Ireland, France and Italy stores as part of the review as its responded to a slump in trading.

A spokeswoman for Gap said: “We are proposing to close 19 Gap stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland that have leases ending at the end of July 2021.

“These leases are not being extended due to the strategic review that we have under way.”

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