Nasons will close for good in September
Nasons of Canterbury, once one of the foremost independent furniture retailers in the UK, is to close both of its stores on a permanent basis next month.


It follows a strategic review carried out by Kreston Reeves, a local accountancy, business advisory and transformation specialist, which aimed to explore ways out of a longtime struggle for the Kent retailer, which has been loss-making for several years (see related).

Nasons — whose single channel operation includes both a high street department store and dedicated furniture unit, both in Canterbury — initiated the review and staff consultation in the hope of finding a viable solution for the company, including a possible sale.

That proved fruitless, with the retailer to begin a stock clearance event ahead of its eventual closure on September 11. The company, which would have been 90 next year, employs 50 people across its two stores and warehouse. Kreston Reeves is still encouraging buyers to come forward.

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