Store deaths: H&M and Royal Design to close in the centre
On Tuesday, the staff at H&M were told that the store was going to close down.
– Almost all of us were there. We were told that the store will close down at the end of the year, says an employee that Kristianstadsbladet has been talking to.
H&M also has a store at C4 Shopping. The employees who work there will also be affected.
The shop in the centre is doing well. The problem is that the premise is spread out across several floors.
– The premise is spread out over several different floors. Therefore, it requires more staff. We can't hire more people to make it work, says an employee to Kristianstadsbladet.
The contract expires in December.
Royal Design on Östra Storgatan will also close.
– That's right. Unfortunately, the "high street" and close trade that the municipality and city want to protect is unfortunately going completely in the other direction, says Magnus Pettersson, CEO of Royal Design.
On the company’s website, it states that the store is one of 13 in the country. It also states that the company is the largest interior design store online for design, jewellery, baking and home decor.