High street retailers across the UK started 2020 facing tough conditions as customers increasingly looked towards online competitors, but no-one could have predicted the level of turmoil in store.
Baby products group Mothercare saw its losses widen for the past six months after sales slumped following its major restructure which it said is almost complete.
Aberdeen's Mothercare store has launched its closing down sale today.
Mothercare has announced plans to put its UK retail business, which has 79 stores, into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
Jobs in Aberdeen have been put at risk as a major retailer looks to close 50 stores.