Closed Northampton shops

In pictures: Some of the biggest shop closures in Northampton in 2019 - 'the worst 12 months for retail in 25 years' say retail experts

Northampton saw several big-name and independent shops close in 2019 in a tough year for the retail industry nationally.

The British Retail Consortium reported sales to have decreased in the UK for the first time in 25 years but many Northamptonshire businesses have experienced growth.
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce reported an increase in domestic sales, job recruitment and consumer confidence from October to December compared to the previous quarter.
Several businesses did open in Northampton last year too, including The Range, The Rose Gallery and WHSmith.
Here are some of the most well-known traders to shut in the town.
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Editor's note: A previous version of this article said Scope moved into the old Blue Inc unit. This has been amended to Barnado's.

Marie Curie on Abington Street was perhaps the last store closure of 2019, shutting its doors in the third week of December
Marie Curie on Abington Street was perhaps the last store closure of 2019, shutting its doors in the third week of December
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Gift shop Peppertrees in the Ridings Arcade closed at the end of May 2019, with owner Megan Eyles citing a decrease in footfall for the decision to shut
Gift shop Peppertrees in the Ridings Arcade closed at the end of May 2019, with owner Megan Eyles citing a decrease in footfall for the decision to shut
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Martin's newsagents on Abington Street closed in September 2019
Martin's newsagents on Abington Street closed in September 2019
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Dorothy Perkins in Market Walk Shopping Centre shut its doors in February 2019
Dorothy Perkins in Market Walk Shopping Centre shut its doors in February 2019
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