Comet offers further discounts as administrators axe 41 stores
The administrators of Comet have today announced plans to close 41 stores by the end of November - unless a buyer can be found.
A closing down sale has begun at 27 outlets today and will begin in a further 14 early next week.
Redundancies were "inevitable", administrators said.
So far, no announcements have been made about the future of Hull's two stores, on Kingswood and at St Andrew's Quay, where trading was continuing as normal today.
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However, "more generous discounts" will be offered in all of the chain's 200-plus stores.
Comet, which was founded in Hull in 1933, went into administration two weeks ago.
More than 50 redundancies have already been announced at the company's business centre in George Street.
Administrators said in a statement that they were continuing to hold discussions with parties who have expressed an interest in parts of the business, but it was necessary to begin a store closure programme.
Chris Farrington, of administrators Deloitte, said: "We are very grateful to the company's employees for their professionalism, loyalty and support at this difficult time and all employees will of course continue to be paid for all the work they do while the company is in administration."