Some of the 330 units not part of purchase by US firm American Greetings are closed
More than 400 people lost their jobs yesterday after another wave of store closures at Clinton Cards.
The group – the UK’s biggest specialist cards retailer – went into administration last month, although 397 of its stores were sold to Ohio-based American Greetings on Thursday, saving 4,500 jobs.
Administrators at Zolfo Cooper closed 43 of the 330 stores not included in the deal, leading to 408 redundancies. They have already closed 44 sites last month but are looking for buyers for the remaining stores to try to save nearly 3,000 full and part-time jobs.
The ailing high street retailer, which operated the Clintons and Birthdays brands, had nearly 800 stores and employed more than 8,000 staff in total.
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