With rumours circulating the town since Tesco announced they were to vacate the Tesco Metro site, other larger retailers in the town have given their feedback.
Overall the signs are good with 6 of the stores we contacted saying they had no plans to leave Andover – the other store had not responded at the time of publication.
A spokesperson for Boots, who have a store in the High Street and Chantry Centre, said “I can confirm that there are currently no plans to close any of our stores in Andover.”
A spokesperson for Waitrose said “I can confirm that there is currently no information I have found or that our management team here are aware of, to suggest the Andover store will be closing.”
No response received at time of publication.
Marks and Spencer
A spokesperson for Marks and Spencer said “There are no plans to vacate the Andover store”.
“I can confirm that Poundland will remain in Andover” said a spokesperson for the company.
A New Look Spokesperson confirmed their position and said “New Look are staying in Andover and the store has recently received a refit.”
James Daunt, Managing Director of Waterstones was also committed saying “We intend to stay! In 2010 and then particularly in 2011 we had a difficult time but things have much improved since then, and we made good progress in 2013 so I have no concern about our continued presence in Andover.”