Peterhead's Semichem store is at risk of closure

The future of Peterhead’s Semichem at Drummers Corner is ‘under review’ as the health and household retailer is looking to close up to 22 stores.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:00 am
Semichem at Drummers Corner is one of up to 22 stores the company is considering closing.

The company says the closures have been prompted by ongoing challenges to high street trading, which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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”.

Karen Scott, Head of Semichem, said: “Our priority now is to support affected colleagues at this difficult time. We are already looking for redeployment opportunities within the Scotmid group and will help all our staff both personally and professionally.”