A POPULAR retailer has revealed it will be closing its store in Witham, with shoppers having just little more than a week before it leaves the town centre.

Clarks, which is in the Grove Shopping Centre, will close next weekend, it has been confirmed.

Closing down signs had appeared in the windows of the store.

Company bosses have now confirmed it is due to shut permanently in just nine days.

A Clarks spokesman said: "Clarks confirms its store at the Grove Centre, Witham, will close on January 13, 2024.

"We’d like to thank our loyal customers who have shopped with us at our Witham store, and we’ll be delighted to continue to serve them with our full range of products online and at our nearby Clarks stores in Chelmsford, Colchester, and Wickford."

Clarks, which was founded in 1825 and still has hundreds of stores across the UK, shut a number of its branches last year, including in Dundee, Inverness, Newport and Norwich.

The company also closed two stores in Ashford and Gillingham, in Kent, at the end of 2022.