Titchfield Comet store has final weekend

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THE Comet store in Titchfield is to close on Monday for good.

Administrators Deloitte have been closing branches of the retailer since it first announced it was insolvent in November.

The Portsmouth store so far continues to trade, and staff at Deloitte were unable to give any information about when it might close, referring customers to comet.co.uk.

Sales offering at least 50 per cent off products, except televisions and laptops, have been launched at 54 stores closing between now and early next week.

They are among the 125 store closures already announced by administrator Deloitte in a move expected to result in around 3,000 retail job losses.

The remaining 70 stores are expected to be closed by Christmas unless a buyer can be found.

A number of firms are thought to have put forward potential bids, with Appliances Online confirming it had made an offer for Comet’s website under plans to continue the business exclusively online.

But administrators said last week they had no option but to start closing stores in the absence of a firm offer for the whole of the business.

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