A STALYBRIDGE store has been earmarked for closure after its chain was taken over.
Quality Save, on Melbourne Street, will close its doors in October after the business was bought by Home Bargains.
Rumours circulated staff had been told the shop will shut, while there was also talk it would be rebranded.
But after being approached by The Correspondent, the now owners confirmed the shop is set to disappear from the high street.
A spokesman for Home Bargains said: “The Quality Save store in Stalybridge is one of the stores proposing a close.”
As yet, TJ Morris, the parent company of Home Bargains, has not responded to The Correspondent’s request for clarity on the premises’ future or its reasoning for the decision.
Quality Save, which was based in Sale on the other side of Greater Manchester, was sold to Home Bargain’s parent company, TJ Morris, in January.
“We are pleased to confirm that TJ Morris acquired Quality Save with effect from January 26, 2023,” said a Home Bargains spokesman at the time.
“Our existing close working relationship makes Quality Save a great fit for the TJ Morris Group and we’re excited that we are now able to bring these stores into Home Bargains, increasing our store numbers and simplifying how we work.
“Quality Save becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TJM Limited, which trades as Home Bargains.”