Shoe retailer Brantano in administration

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Around 180 jobs are at risk in Yorkshire after shoe retailer Brantano went into administration.

The company, which has a shop at the Cathedral Retail Park in Wakefield, will continue to trade until a buyer is found, it was announced today.

Administrators from accountancy firm PwC have been appointed.

Tony Barrell, lead administrator at PwC, said: “The continuing challenging conditions for bricks and mortar retail stores are well documented.

“Like many others, Brantano has been hit hard by the change in consumers’ shopping habits and the evolution of the UK retail environment.

“The administrators are continuing to trade the businesses as normal whilst we assess the trading strategy over the coming days and weeks.

“Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work during the Administration.”