Fashion chain M&Co is urging shoppers in East Retford to shop local to help them continue trading.
The department store, which has had a presence in the town for over 37 years, wants to encourage shoppers to support their local town centre and turn to traders close to home before travelling further afield.
The chain’s chief executive Andy McGeoch said the chain ‘wouldn’t have been able to continue trading’ in Retford without the support of local people and asked for their continued custom throughout the pandemic.
Andy McGeoch, Chief Executive, said: “We pride ourselves on good customer service, and what sets us apart is the personalised service customers get in-store.
“We know our customers love knowing their sales advisor’s name and the staff equally enjoy building wonderful relationships with every customer.
“Covid-19 means many people don’t feel comfortable travelling on public transport or visiting busy city centres which is good news for shops in local town centres.
“We hope to encourage shoppers, who feel comfortable visiting stores, to do so in order to see the exciting new range we have for the autumn winter season.
“With Christmas just around the corner, our gifting, partywear and winter accessories will be arriving in-store soon offering family fashion right on your doorstep.
“Without the support from the local people in East Retford we wouldn’t be able to continue trading on the high-street and appreciate every customer that has come through the doors during these difficult times.”
Established in 1834 as Mackays, the Scottish family owned business now has 195 UK stores and employs over 2,000 staff, throughout stores, the Glasgow based Operations Support Centre and London Buying Office.
In addition to this, M&Co trades in international stores and concessions across eight different territories.
Earlier this year, it was announced the chain would be closing 47 stores nationall, resulting in 380 job losses.
The company appointed administrators in April as the coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of most UK retailers for almost four months.
The high-street chain said it will continue to operate with 218 stores and 2,200 employees after completing a restructuring, having hired Deloitte as administrators in April.