Homebase rumour not true

Fears that Hawick’s Homebase was the next to announce
it was closing have been allayed.

The Hawick News contacted the Homeware Group to enquire about the Galalaw shop, after the rumours began circulating. A spokesperson outlined a three-year plan for Homebase to “right-size” the store estate through scheduled lease expiries and sales to other retailers, and they stated: “Once they are identified, colleagues will be the first to be informed about any of the affected stores, and where possible will be redeployed to other stores within the Group.

“We can confirm that the Homebase store in Hawick is not affected by this at this present time.”