Staff in Huddersfield are among 2,000 employees waiting to hear their fate after convenience stores firm My Local warned it is set to call in administrators.
My Local, owned by retail entrepreneur Mike Greene, bought 140 convenience stores for £25m from supermarket chain Morrisons in September last year. The stores include one at King Street in Huddersfield employing about 20 staff.
Now staff have been told that the business has filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint Administrators and is likely that the company will go into administration in the next couple of weeks.
Joanne McGuinness, national officer for shopworkers’ union Usdaw, said: “My Local staff are devastated by the news that the company is going into administration.
“Having been sold by Morrisons last year, there was a mood of optimism that the new owners could turn around the business.
“We are talking with the company in a bid to save jobs and get the best deal for staff. In the meantime, Usdaw is providing the support, advice and representation they need at this unsettling time.”
Morrisons opened the King Street store in March, 2014, The premises were previously occupied by Burger King, which had pulled out in October, 2013.