The discount department store chain has announced  a string of closure as part of a network review.

Big W has confirmed that it will close three of its Sydney stores in January 2020 – Chullora, Auburn and Fairfield – after reaching an agreement with landlords. These stores will continue trading for the next six months.

Big W managing director David Walker said the decision will affect three outlets.

“These are not decisions we take lightly and we regret the impact the closures will have on affected team members.

“We would like to acknowledge the support of the communities of Chullora, Auburn and Fairfield and the hard work and commitment of our store team members. Supporting our team remains our priority and we are committed to doing the right thing by them.

“Over the next six months, we will support our team and explore​ redeployment opportunities with team members who choose to continue their career at BIG W or with other Woolworths Group brands in the months ahead.”

Big W will continue to work with landlords over the coming months as part of the network review announced on 1 April, 2019, when parent company, Woolworths confirmed its intention to close up to 30 stores and two distribution centres (Warwick, QLD and Monarto, SA) over the next three years.

This article was republished with permission from Appliance Retailer.