Hyper Value closure
The proposed closure of the Hyper Value store in Bridgend could not have come at a worse time for its employees.
The news comes as part of a decision by the discount retailer to close 9 out of its 15 stores in a restructuring exercise.
There is never a good time to lose your job but with Christmas approaching, this announcement will create a great deal of anxiety amongst its staff who will be wondering how they are now going to pay for the festive period.
Hyper Value across the country has been making a loss for a while and it is sad that the Bridgend store has to be sacrificed as they try to save the rest of the chain.
Their Market Street shop is in a prime location in the town centre so hopefully another company can be attracted to the area to replace them and bring in a similar level of employment.