High street chain Debenhams making “contingency plans” to protect business

Debenhams in Ipswich Picture: JUDY RIMMER

Debenhams in Ipswich Picture: JUDY RIMMER - Credit: JUDY RIMMER

High street chain Debenhams, which has stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, says it is “making contingency plans” to protect the business.

A Debenhams spokesman said: “Like all retailers, Debenhams is making contingency plans reflecting the extraordinary current circumstances.

MORE: Ipswich lawyer explains government advice on working during coronavirus“Our owners and lenders remain highly supportive and whatever actions we may take will be with a view to protecting the business during the current situation.

“While our stores remain closed in line with Government guidance, and the majority of our store-facing colleagues have been furloughed, our website continues to trade and we are accepting customer orders, gift cards and returns.”

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