Dalkeith Semichem store's future under review

Health and household retailer Semichem is consulting on the closure of up to 22 stores across the UK, including Dalkeith.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:00 am
Semichem's Dalkeith store.

The closures have been prompted by ongoing challenges to high street trading, which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. While some stores have already been marked for closure, the Dalkeith store’s future is currently “under review” by Semichem.

The business, which is owned by Scotmid Co-operative, is in talks with landlords in several locations and will make a final decision in the coming months. A total of 140 Semichem staff have now entered a formal consultation process.

Karen Scott, head of Semichem, said: “Our priority now is to support affected colleagues at this difficult time.”

She added: “We are already looking for redeployment opportunities within the Scotmid group and will help all our staff both personally and professionally.”