Collapsed retailer Mothercare will disappear from the high street today after decades in the business.

The health, beauty and baby product chain, which has a store on Treliske Retail Park in Truro, will see all 79 of its shops close today, with 2,500 jobs lost across the country.

Since the start of December, Mothercare has slashed prices on products with special offers including a baby Stroller selling at £69.99, down from £334.95, with an antique wardrobe initially sold for £270 dropped by 70% to £81.00.

Customers were unable to access the company’s website but were urged to visit their nearest store for up to 80 per cent off on other selected items, with 37 of the 79 still remaining open on Saturday.

After 59 years in the business, Mothercare went into administration last year after struggling to compete with online shopping.

In May 2018 it secured a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal which it said would lead to the closure of just 50 stores and affect 800 jobs.

But after a struggle in keeping up with rent and cheaper competitors, the parent business announced in November 2019 it would file a notice to appoint administrators as it could no longer “satisfy the cash needs” to keep it afloat.

Meanwhile fellow retailer Debenhams confirmed that 19 of the 160 chains across the UK will also shut their doors for good between January 11 to 19.

A spokesman for the chain said that 660 job losses are expected.

The struggling clothing department store entered administration in April 2019 as it sought to reduce its debt and start a major restructuring process.