Mobile phone retailer set to shut branches in and around Leamington as part of closures across the company

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Leamington town centre will soon lose a major retailer from its high street.

Carphone Warehouse has announced it will close all of its 531 standalone stores which include its branch in The Parade in Leamington.

The mobile phone retailer has said the closures will result in about 2,900 redundancies.

The branch at the Leamington Shopping Park will also close.

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Carphone Warehouse in The Parade, Leamington.Carphone Warehouse in The Parade, Leamington.
Carphone Warehouse in The Parade, Leamington. | jpimedia

The firm says the move is not related to the coronavirus outbreak, but was because of the changing mobile market.

Group chief executive Alex Baldock said customers were increasingly buying online and from its big stores - which sell computers and TVs as well as mobiles - instead of its smaller, standalone mobile shops.

"They can't find all this in the small mobile-only stores that are one-twentieth of the size; they're visiting these less and these stores are losing more money as a result," he added.

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