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Crawley Carpetright NOT one of the 92 sites to close

Crawley site to stay open as East Grinstead and Redhill are set to close.

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More bad news from the High Street retailers as another large chain announces ‘tough’ action with intent to close 92 stores axing around 300 jobs.

But the news does not stop there as the chain say that another 113 have been identified as having serious concerns whether that is through performance or through current lease terms with some even being questioned as to their sustainability.

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With three in direct proximity to Crawley residents including one near the town centre, it is only Crawley’s site that has escaped this cull.

Redhill and East Grinstead are both to close as part of these cuts.

Carpetright has said that some staff will be relocated but there will be job losses.

The news comes as the latest figures for the High Street show another surge towards online purchasing with only coffee shops and bookstores among the few current showing growth not decline.

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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.

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As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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