Iceland confirm closure of high street store ahead of new location

The British supermarket chain known for frozen foods has confirmed it will close its store in Bicester High Street.

It has not been announced when the store will close but the unit has appeared on letting agents in a search for new tenants.

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Plans to open one of the company’s Food Warehouse stores have been submitted for Unit 3 at the Launton Road Retail Park in the town.

An Iceland spokesperson said: “We can confirm that our Bicester Iceland store will be closing, but we will be opening a new Food Warehouse store in Bicester at Launton Road Retail Park in autumn 2024.

“This will bring more jobs to the area and existing colleagues will be offered the opportunity to migrate to other roles within our network.

“We’d like to thank all of our staff and customers for their continued support.”

The Food Warehouse chain, which was first launched in 2014, is largely based at retail parks around the country with stores being around three times the size of traditional Iceland outlets.

The new store would be between Halford and Pets at Home.

There is already a Food Warehouse branch at Oxford Retail Park which was a key milestone when it opened in 2021 as the company’s 150th store across the UK.

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