Carphone Warehouse’s UK retail outlets are set to close, putting thousands of jobs at risk and shaking up the UK’s mobile phone market.

All of Carphone Warehouse’s standalone retail outlets are set to close on April 3, 2020, in a move that parent company Dixons Carphone has admitted will cause 2,900 redundancies (approximately 60% of the workforce). The brand will still exist in the form of small outlets within 305 Currys PC World outlets, and it will also still remain as a retail website.

The physical stores that will close currently account for 8% of Dixons Carphone’s retail space, and their closure will no doubt prompt yet more questions about the future of the UK’s high street. The move is understandable from a business perspective, since Dixons Carphone’s mobile retail…

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