A POPULAR retailer has announced store closures across the country over the next few weeks.

TK Maxx announced one of its locations would be closing because of landlord leasing issues, forcing the brand to close and relocate.

Its subsidiary Homesense, which specialises in homeware items such as candles, ornaments, storage devices and decor will also be closing some of its locations next month.

TK Maxx bosses announced the closure of their Edinburgh Meadowbank shopping park location after the store faced problems renewing its lease with the landlord.

A spokesperson for Homesense also confirmed that all Manchester-based staff will be offered roles at nearby stores amid the news that the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre branch would close.

A Homesense location in Swansea was also announced as another location facing closure.

The stores at Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Dudley, Weavers Wharf Shopping Centre in Kidderminster, and the Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch, are unaffected.

However, the brands, which are subsidiaries of the American group TJX Companies, announced that several locations would open across the UK in the coming months and years.

A new location has been confirmed for Llanelli in Wales with an opening date still to be announced