Lease for York supermarket goes on the market – but it is still trading
The lease for a building which houses a York supermarket is on the market.
Iceland on Fulford Road has a large sign saying it is ‘To Let’.
It has been on the market for at least a month with agents Briggs Burley, but the store is still open and trading.
The news comes a week after Iceland Foods announced the closure of six stores in southern England and Wales.
A spokesperson for Iceland gave this statement when asked about the future of the Fulford Road store: “Across Iceland and The Food Warehouse, we have a portfolio of over UK 1,000 stores and continually review the retail experience offered to our customers as local shopping patterns change and shop leases expire.
“The Fulford Road store remains open and customers can also choose to shop at our Food Warehouse Store in Foss Islands Retail Park, less than a mile away.”
Frozen food specialist Iceland recorded an operating loss of £4 million for the six months up to September.
That month its managing director Richard Walker said it had been forced to shelve new store openings as it dealt with a £20 million increase in its energy bills.