Following the announcement that 16 Borders stores will be closing as part of REDgroup Retail’s company restructure, Gloria Jeans is outraged by the closures as it will affect 14 of its coffee houses.

Not only will the closures hurt staff and suppliers of the bookstores but it will also force Gloria Jeans to close its stores that are operating within Borders.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees general manager Gareth Pike said he is “extremely disappointed” by the closures.

“Although we have taken extensive measures to ensure continuous service to our valued guests, unfortunately the closure of these stores will force our coffee houses at these locations to cease trading,” the company said in a statement.

“Gloria Jean’s Coffees has engaged specialist legal advice to review the position of our company and that of the Franchise Partners who own coffee houses within the affected Borders stores.”