Marks & Spencer to close seven stores in France

Last week the Local had reported the rumours that the Champs Elysées store was to close and now the chain has confirmed the news.

As part of its plan to close 100 stories world wide, the chain will shed seven of its 18 stores in France, meaning 500 jobs are at risk.

All seven of the stores set to close are in Paris and the greater Paris region. Two are just food outlets and five sell both food and clothes.

The eleven other stores that only sell food will remain open.

The news comes just a day after trendy French food website Le Fooding listed M S as one of the best places for takeaway food in the French capital.

Parisians have long had a love affair with the brand and there was an outcry when it pulled out of France in 2001. But it returned with a vengeance five years ago and soon built up 18 outlets mostly selling food in and around the French capital.

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