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Marks & Spencer To Close Polish Stores

Wroclaw's two Marks & Spencer stores are to close after the British retailer confirmed its withdrawal from 10 different countries earlier today. 

Accroding to BBC News, Marks & Spencer will shut 53 international stores, including all 10 in China, half of its stores in France and all its shops in Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. A further 30 stores will also lose in the UK. 

Jonathan Glenister, Marks & Spencer's regional director for Europe, China and India, is quoted on money.pl as saying Marks & Spencer's business in Poland was "unsustainable". 

Marks & Spencer currently have two stores in Wroclaw, one on Oławska street and another inside Arkady Wroclawskie shopping centre. While the shops are far from being among the city's most popular, they will nonetheless be missed by some UK expats who frequented the stores to buy British foods.

About Gregor Gowans

Founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor is no stranger to online journalism, having co-adminstered the former Scottish alternative music site 'Heaven or Las Vegas'. Now a citizen of Wrocław for over 6 years, Greg regularly provides a number of articles across a wide spectrum of Uncut's scope, including local news, movie previews, bar and restaurant reviews, match reports, music interviews and more.

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