Scunthorpe Matalan store waits to see what effect clearance store closing will have on trade
A Scunthorpe Matalan store is waiting to see what effect its clearance store closing down will have on trade.
The Matalan clearance store on Dudley Road, Scunthorpe, closed its doors for the final time yesterday (Friday, January 25).
It reported a very successful final day of trading, after prices were slashed to £1 or under on all items.
The chain's other Scunthorpe store, on the Skippingdale Retail Park, will continue to trade as normal.
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A Scunthorpe business has said this shows there is a change on the high street.
Robert Nilsson, joint director of Direct Carpets in Scunthorpe, said: "I think there is a definite change in shift on the high street.
"People are looking for bargains and they would be prepared to rush out to go get these last minute bargains.
"People are definitely changing the way they are shopping.
"One of the biggest problems for the town centre is that the council is not doing anything to encourage people to come shopping in the town.
"By doing that, they are not getting footfall and big name retailers are going out of town."
A spokesman for Matalan on Skippingdale said: "It is too early to tell what effect the clearance store closing down will have on our trade."