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Carphone Warehouse to close shops in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket

Carphone Warehouse is to close all 531 of its standalone stores with the loss of 2,900 jobs.

It includes branches on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds and Market Place, Stowmarket.

In a statement, it said the move was due to the change in how customers buy their mobile devices, connectivity and technology.

Carphone Warehouse, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google (31779489)
Carphone Warehouse, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google (31779489)

After the standalone stores are closed on April 3, the company will focus on selling mobile devices and connectivity through its shops in 305 Currys PC World stores and online.

It currently operates through Currys PC World stores at St Edmundsbury Retail Park in Easlea Road, Bury St Edmunds and Forest Retail Park in London Road, Thetford.

Group chief executive Alex Baldock said: "Today's tough decision is an essential part of that, the next step in making our UK mobile business a success for customers, colleagues and other shareholders."

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