Ten jobs are at risk at the Rhyl branch of a shoe retailer which has called in the administrators for a second time.
The Brantano store at Greenfield Place remains open for the time being despite the chain entering administration because of difficult trading conditions. PricewaterhouseCoopers said selling off the company had been considered but proved unviable.
Brantano in Rhyl closed last March after the chain had been brought out of administration by a new firm – but the store reopened again last May.
Lead administrator Tony Barrell said trading was still suffering in the depressed and competitive footwear market: ”Like many other retailers, Brantano has also been hit hard by the sharp decline in sterling, the ongoing shift in consumer shopping habits and the evolution of the UK retail environment.”
‘The administrators are continuing to trade the business as normal whilst assessing the trading strategy and any interest in parts of the business over the coming days and weeks. However, regrettably, it is inevitable that there will be redundancies. Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work while the business is in administration.”
Brantano’s other North Wales stores in Bangor and Holyhead also remain open – but the company’s website has been taken offline.
Source: Rhyl Journal