Rumours that Waitrose in Barry could be closing have been put to bed after a representative confirmed to AM Jane Hutt that there were no plans to close the store.
In the last week residents and staff at the store located on Palmerston Road have shown concern that the store could be set to close.
However AM Jane Hutt posted an update on the story on her Facebook page on Friday evening informing residents that she had contacted Waitrose and recieved the following response:
‘Thank you for your letter to our Managing Director, Rob Collins, he has asked me to respond on his behalf.
Reviewing our estate is a normal and an important part of running our business, but we have no further announcements.
The Barry store is not closing nor has any announcements been made, we are unsure where this information has come from however this is not true.
If you would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact me. ‘