2,800 jobs axed as Clinton Cards closes

Nearly 3,000 jobs are to be axed in the UK after the administrators of Clinton Cards announced plans to close 350 stores today.

All of the group’s Birthdays stores and roughly 200 Clintons-branded stores will close after administrators said the business was “burdened with an untenable retail estate”.

The move will see 2,800 full and part-time staff lose their jobs in a wave of store closures starting next week and continuing into June.

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