Gap to close all 81 stores in UK and Ireland

Estimated loss of more than 1,000 jobs but San Francisco-based firm will continue to operate online

Gap Inc has confirmed plans to close all 81 of its stores in the UK and Ireland with the estimated loss of more than 1,000 jobs.

The US retailer said the stores would close between late August and the end of September this year but it would continue to operate its online store in the UK and Ireland. Gap did not confirm the number of jobs that would go but is estimated to have employed at least 20 people in each outlet.

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