& # 39; We were unable to support companies & # 39 ;: Baker & # 39; s Delight announces store closures and withdraws ALL franchises from the Northern Territory
- The Australian chain, Bakers Delight, has revealed that it is closing a number of stores
- The stores will close early June and will have an impact on those in Darwin
- The economic decline in the area is the cause of the closure of stores
The Australian bakery chain Bakers Delight closed two stores in Darwin in the Northern Territory at the beginning of June.
The news about the closures was confirmed by the joint chief executive Elise Gillespie of Bakers Delight, who said the company is closing franchises with Darwin City and Casuarina Square.
These new closures come after the company closed its doors on an outlet in Darwin & # 39; s CBD earlier this year.
Falling foot traffic and a general decline in the city's economy are cited as the main reasons why the chain is withdrawing from the area.
The Australian bakery chain Bakers Delight (photo, Bakers Delight Mt Gravatt) has announced that it will soon close two stores in Darwin
& # 39; Unfortunately, with the economic climate in Darwin, we were unable to hold onto companies & # 39 ;, Gillespie said Newscorp.
& # 39; Pedestrian traffic across the bakeries in Darwin has fallen considerably in recent years. We often make it through the wet season by what we achieve by getting dry. & # 39;
It is clear that between 10 and 20 people work in every bakery and that full support is offered after the closures.
Bakers Delight has been supplying baked goods to Australians since the first store in Hawthorn, Victoria in 1980
While the news will be a shock to residents dependent on the bakery, Gillespie said the company has not ruled out a comeback.
& # 39; If the economy is running and we can find local franchisees and good sites that operate from a lease perspective, we are definitely considering going back to Darwin. & # 39;
The company was founded in 1980 in Hawthorn, Victoria by Roger and Lesley Gillespie.
Information about Bakers Delight website States franchises can be found in more than 700 locations worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.
Daily Mail Australia has approached Bakers Delight for comment.
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