Talks on sale of store

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FAMILY MEMORIES -

NE­GO­TI­A­TIONS were tak­ing place to­day over the fu­ture of an Aberdeen store.

Fash­ion re­tailer Jane Nor­man went into ad­min­is­tra­tion ear­lier this week.

A d mi n i s t r a t o r s Z o l f o Cooper has al­ready sold 33 of the firm’s 94 stores to Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

The move has se­cured 396 jobs from the com­pany’s pre­vi­ous 1,600 em­ploy­ees.

A spokesper­son for Zolfo Cooper said the store in Aberdeen’s St Ni­cholas Cen­tre was one of 28 sub­ject to fur­ther ne­go­ti­a­tion about a po­ten­tial sale.

The re­main­ing 33 out­lets will be closed.

The Jane Nor­man con­ces­sion at Deben­hams in the Trin­ity Cen­tre will con­tinue to trade for the time be­ing while a sale of the in-store out­lets is ar­ranged.

Alas­tair Bev­eridge, a part­ner at Zolfo Cooper, said: “Un­for­tu­nately, the sale has re­sulted in job losses, which we ap­pre­ci­ate is dif­fi­cult news for those in­volved.”

The past two weeks has seen a raft of high street names go into ad­min­is­tra­tion in­clud­ing Jane Nor­man, TJ Hughes, parts of Habi­tat and the Moben kitchen chain.

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