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Carphone Warehouse to close all standalone stores at cost of 2,900 jobs

Carphone Warehouse is to close all its 531 standalone stores on 3 April, resulting in 2,900 redundancies.
The firm says the move is not related to the coronavirus outbreak, but was because of the changing mobile market.
The mobile phone retailer has shops inside 305 big PC World and Curry's stores and these will not be affected by the changes.
Almost 40% of staff (1,800) affected by the closures are expected to take new roles in the business, the firm said.
Group chief executive Alex Baldock said customers were increasingly buying online and from its big stores - which sell computers and TVs as well as mobiles - instead of its smaller, standalone mobile shops.
"They can't find all this in the small mobile-only stores that are one-twentieth of the size; they're visiting these less and these stores are losing more money as a result," he added.
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