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Hughes Electrical in Sudbury set to cease trading this weekend

By Priya Kingsley-Adam

Hughes Electrical - stock image.
Hughes Electrical - stock image.

An electrical goods retailer in Sudbury is set to close this week, after outgrowing its premises in the town.

Hughes Electrical will shut on Saturday, with plans for staff from the Market Hill store to be reinstated at its neighbouring branches.

A spokesman from Hughes said: “We received an unsolicited, but highly attractive offer for our Sudbury premises, and, as a result, the store will close on March 30.

“There are no job losses with staff being relocated within the company.”

Due to increasing demand, the town no longer provided suitable trading conditions for the retailer, which offers a rental service for electrical goods.

“While located in a prime position in Sudbury, the store was small, poorly configured and with no customer parking,” added the spokesman.

“Increasingly, our shops need to display more stock with parking for click-and-collect sales.”

Customers from the Sudbury area will continue to have access to the business’ existing branches in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester, with the locations said to be better suited for the retailer’s long-term ambitions.

The business comfirmed that existing customers of the rental service had been notified of the decision and allocated a nearby branch.

The news has caused speculation on social media as to which business will be taking over the premises, with one user pointing out that there is already a high number of vacant stores on offer in the town centre.

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