Wigan Morrisons

Wigan Morrisons confirmed for closure

The retailer is to close its supermarket in Ince along with three others in England, with Morrisons instead looking to invest in four other stores.

A 45-day consultation process with staff has now begun to determine when the store on Makerfield Way will close and how to minimise job losses.

The Ince branch is the only store in the North West to close. The others are in Crawley in West Sussex, Shirley in Solihull, and Regents Circus in Swindon town centre.

Overall, the closures are set to put 400 jobs at risk.

A spokesperson for Morrisons said: “As we continue to focus on building a broader, stronger Morrisons we are constantly reviewing opportunities for new stores and the performance of our existing estate. We are planning to invest in four new stores this year and are today, regrettably, proposing to close our Ince store.

“We will now be going through a consultation process at the store and will be discussing how to reduce redundancies and, where possible, redeploy our highly valued colleagues within the business.”

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Get some houses built on it.

By Wiganer

This has been on the cards for years and will make a great Housing Site – just hope the Staff manage to get fixed up elsewhere

By Tha'knows

The benefits of being forced to be part of Greater Manchester eh? Something we (Wigan) had absolutely no say in

By Anon

Not quite sure what wigan being in greater Manchester has to do with the closure of a retail store located half a mile from the closest main road. You could drive along Manchester Road and have no idea you’re passing it. Unfortunately its no shock that it is closing down.

By localplanner

Need a morrisons more near the town centre so it is on bus route need a car for ince

By anon

No use moaning about it now. It’s like a lot of other things weve lost in wigan. Use it or lose it guys!!

By Mark

Lot of people live near the store also people travel from all over to go to the store .
As the town centre one has gone the nearest morrisons is now in Leigh and you need a car to get there as it’s near the rugby club and long way from the town centre.

By Kevin Duffy

I worked there when I left school in 1995 for 3 years. The shop was heaving then with all 24 tills on and all the isles where full. It’s a shame it’s closing

By See thi int morn

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