Gap Outlet is the first department store to close at McArthurGlen in Cannock


The Gap Factory Store is the first store to close in the McAthurGlen Designer Outlet Village in Cannock.

The closure is due to the retailer announcing that all of its 81 stores in the UK and Ireland will close forever

It is not yet clear how many jobs will be affected by this move, but the retailer says it will support its current staff.

The West Midlands McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Gap store opened in 2021.

Read more: What it really is to shop at McArthurGlen

The £ 160million shopping destination was originally scheduled to open to the public in September 2020 but has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Buyers can take advantage of top brands at the point of sale, including Coach, Hugo Boss, and Adidas.

The new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock

GAP’s proposal outlines its plans to “close” stores from now on, with closings taking place in August and September 2021.

Gap, which also has stores at Astle Retail Park in West Bromwich and Resorts World in Birmingham, said it was focused on becoming a digital first business and wanted to meet customers online where it sees fit. a growth.

A statement said: “We are moving thoughtfully through the consultation process with our European team, and will provide support and transition assistance to our colleagues as we seek to close our stores.”

The news comes after the company conducted a strategic review of its presence in Europe that began in fall 2020.

Gap has served clients in the UK since 1987 and in the Republic of Ireland since 2006.


Luz W. German