They've been sold to another retailer
Waitrose has confirmed shops in Teignmouth and Torquay will close on 9th June.
The company says it has sold them to another retailer, but hasn't said who. It does say the new retailer will be "undertaking works to both units for an extended period of time."
Waitrose & Partners Regional Manager, Krys Jantzen said in a statement:
“We have taken great pride in being part of the Teignmouth and Torquay communities so the sale of these shops is not something we take lightly, but we have sadly not been able to find a way to make the stores commercially sustainable in the long-term.
“Our priority is our Partners working in these shops who will be fully supported throughout the process and we will identify opportunities for those wishing to remain with the business wherever possible.”