March branch of clothing store Robert Goddard is set to close
Robert Goddard has announced the closure of its March store saying the move will allow the business to focus investment on expanding its larger existing stores, opening in new locations and its website.
Oliver Tookman, owner of Robert Goddard, said: “The business has grown successfully over the years and has evolved along with the general retail landscape. Our March store is one of the smallest in the group and sits between two larger stores in Wisbech and Huntingdon.
“We are an independent business with finite resources, and we feel that the investment required to refurbish the store would be better placed enhancing our customers’ experience at the neighbouring stores, which are better able to house more comprehensive ranges.”
He adds; “I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you and express my gratitude for the continued loyalty of our customers over the years since we acquired Boon and Potter in March back in 2011. Many of our shoppers live within a small distance of either our Wisbech store, or our brand-new Huntingdon store, which we relocated to larger premises last year. We hope that they will continue shopping with us at our other locations, which are all able to offer more choice and I’m certain they’ll continue to enjoy the same exemplary service they are used to receiving.”
The business continues its expansion with the opening of a new store in Biggleswade in the summer, followed by a refurbishment of its flagship store in Wisbech store in late 2019. The March store will officially close its doors in a few weeks’ time and will hold a closing down sale until then.