Next and Greggs close all stores to combat coronavirus

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Next and Greggs will both close their stores temporarily as two of the high street’s biggest names react to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fashion giant Next will shut its stores from 6pm on March 23 “until further notice” but will continue to trade online. All home deliveries and returns will be free for customers while its shops are closed.

Next said it was also “making every effort” to deliver any uncollected parcels in its stores to customers’ homes. These deliveries would also happen free of charge, the retailer said. Shoppers will be refunded for any unsuccessful deliveries.

The retailer said it would re-open stores “when the time is right”.

Greggs will close its shops following close of business on March 24 “in order to protect our people and customers”.

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