These Are Likely To Be The First Big W Stores To Close

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Is this your local?

Remember the day they announced the possibility of closing 60 Big W stores across Australia? Yeah, us too. It was a sad, sad day. The announcement sent customers into a frenzy, running straight to their closest store to stock up on goods. Since that dark day customers have been wondering whether their local store will be affected. 

New Idea Food has reported which of the 186 Big Ws are likely to go first and unfortunately, they’re looking at the rural stores.

THE REGIONAL STORES AT RISK

QUEENSLAND

Dalby, QLD

Gladstone, QLD

North Rockhampton, QLD

Yeppoon, QLD

Emerald, QLD

Warwick, QLD

NSW

Inverell, NSW

Armidale, NSW

Tamworth, NSW

Muswellbrook, NSW

Cessnock, NSW

Singleton NSW

Mudgee, NSW

Erina, NSW

Dubbo, NSW

Richmond, NSW

Katoomba, NSW

Bonnyrigg, NSW

Liverpool, NSW

Bathurst, NSW

Orange, NSW

Parkes, NSW

Tweed Head, NSW

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Renmark, SA

Port Augusta, SA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Bunbury, WA

VICTORIA

Bendigo, VIC

Echuca, VIC

Wangaratta, VIC

Shepparton, VIC

The decision comes after Macquarie Wealth Management reviewed Big W’s business in the wake of the company losing $110 million last financial year and $8 million in the first half of 2019. 

A spokesperson for Macquarie Wealth Management said in The Australian:

“Partial closure of the most unprofitable and shorter lease stores is more likely.”

But before you go crying to your favourite manager, a spokesperson for Big W says a final decision on store closures has not been made. 

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Written By Christina Cavaleri

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The decision comes after some controversy.  

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