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Debenhams to reopen 50 stores next week

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 04 Jun 2020

Debenhams to reopen 50 stores next week

(Sharecast News) - Beleaguered department store chain Debenhams said on Thursday that it will reopen "the vast majority" of its UK stores from next week.
Three stores with street access will open in Northern Ireland on 8 June, including the Belfast flagship, with Debenhams' two remaining stores in NI set to open shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, a further 50 stores will reopen in England on 15 June, with the rest to follow later in the week.

Stores in Scotland and Wales will reopen once government restrictions allow, Debenhams said.

Managing director Steven Cook said: "We are delighted to be welcoming customers back to our stores in the coming weeks. From the installation of perspex screens at till points to the roll-out of social distancing procedures and PPE, we have been working hard to ensure our colleagues and customers can work and shop with confidence.

"Our reopening plans follow the successful conclusion of lease negotiations on 120 stores, meaning that the vast majority of our stores will be reopening."

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