The popular Yorkshire-based bakery, Cooplands has closed the door on nine of its shops without warning due to an “in-depth” review of the business.
Based in Scarborough, its the largest family-owned bakery chain in the UK, and was founded back in 1885 and expanded to become the second-largest bakery chain behind Greggs.
It has more than 160 bakeries and 12 cafes across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East.
The nine locations that have closed include Scarborough, Berwick Hills, Skelton and Great Ayton in North Yorkshire.
Other stores in the North that have closed include Lincoln including Woodhall Drive, The Hykeham Green Shopping Centre, Alford and Sleaford, and Houghton in Sunderland.
A Cooplands spokesperson said: “Following an in-depth review of the business, we are making some changes to both our retail and bakery operations, to help better position the business for the long-term and sustainable growth.
“This has been done to ensure that our store estate and broader business are fully aligned with our ‘modern bakery food-to-go retailer’ strategy.”
Feature Image Credit: Cooplands