A press release from Morrisons has announced the closure of their store in Pottery Road as part of national restructuring including closing some of their smaller sized stores. Which seems a bit of a pity because it always seems quite a busy little shop.
As you may have seen in the media, Morrisons has announced the proposed closure of 11 supermarkets. I regret to inform you that our Oldbury store in your constituency is one of the 11.
We have looked extremely carefully at whether this store can be turned around but unfortunately we cannot see a way of making it viable. We are therefore proposing its closure. We are consulting with colleagues and unions and we will be discussing how to reduce redundancies and redeploy colleagues around our business.