Bon Marche Sudbury – Will it stay open?
By SudburyPeople | Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 13:59
Workers at Bon Marche in Sudbury are waiting to hear if they will keep their jobs after it was announced 160 of the stores across the UK will have to close.
Originally it was feared that all of the Bon Marche shops in the UK would be shut after the rest of their company the Peacocks Group went into administration last week.
Like all the shops across the UK, Bon Marche in North Street Sudbury specialises in selling affordable clothes, ranging in sizes, to women aged 45 or older.
The company that has brought Bon Marche is Sun European Partners which also own Alexon and Jacques Vert.
Sun European Partners will continue to run around 230 stores and will employ 2,400 of Bon Marche's current workforce of 3,800 people.
Speaking about buying Bon Marche Sun European Partners vice-president, Matthias Gundlach, said:
"Bonmarche is a great brand that operates in an attractive niche of the apparel sector that we know very well.
"Thanks to its strong range with a good value-for-money proposition and a unique in-store service experience, Bonmarche has a loyal customer base of regular repeat buyers."
Sun European Partners have not yet announced which stores will shut however it is believed that when the decision is announced it will not be long until the chosen shops close their doors for good.
Do you shop or work in Bon Marche Sudbury? Are you worried about the future of the store in North Street?