// Nespresso announces temporary store closures in the UK and Ireland as part of Covid-19 response
// It follows moves from Selfridges and Boden to close down its stores
// Nespresso said online orders and deliveries will continue as per usual
Nespresso has announced it has closed all stores in the UK and Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement on its website, the coffee brand and retailer said: “Given the evolving situation around Covid-19, we have taken the decision to temporarily close all of our Nespresso retail locations including our boutiques and those in our partner stores across UK & ROI.”
Other retailers are understood to be looking at their own options for keeping stores open.
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However, retailers have that taken measures to temporarily close their stores in the UK include Selfridges and Boden.
Meanwhile, Apple said it would close all stores outside of China.
Nespresso stated: “The health and safety of our community, including our employees, customers, and partners, is our top priority. We will continue to pay all of our employees during this time.
“We will closely monitor the situation as it develops and will share further updates on our plans as soon as they are available.
“Right now, our thoughts are with the safety of our community and we look forward to sharing a coffee with you again soon.”
The company said it was continuing to accept online orders with deliveries taking place.
with PA Wires