Marlow’s Waitrose closed its doors for the final time yesterday afternoon, Sunday, October 27.

The popular supermarket, which was located on Chapel Street, officially ceased trading at 4pm where customers thanked the staff for their service.

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After the shop closed, there was a party held for members of staff and for loyal customers in the upstairs café, where guests were treated to a glass of champagne.

In a statement, Waitrose said: "It is with great sadness that after 47 years of serving the Marlow community, we will close our doors for the last time at the end of trade on 27 October.

“We will continue to support our Partners working at the shop in any way we can and identify opportunities for those wishing to remain with the business wherever possible.

“We would like to say a huge thank you for everyone who has ever shopped with us and to our customers for their understanding since the closure announcement was made."

On the day, many items were reduced to clear with customers making the most of the price decrease.

Loaves of bread, rolls and garlic bread were just some of the items of food that had a significant price decrease, whilst pots of gravy, cartons of milk, birthday cakes and cupcakes also had their prices slashed.

Many customers shared their sadness of the shop closing, with one person saying: “I have been living in Marlow for 20 years and Waitrose has been part of my life. It’s enormously sad and it’ll be a huge loss for the community.”

Another said: “I wanted to come in today because I know lots of members of staff and I just wanted to bid it a final farewell. It will be sorely missed.”

However, one shopper was critical of the closure.

They said: “Waitrose had a nice supermarket before and they walked away from that so this one was never any good as it was too small.

“They didn’t make any profit because it such a small shop. They should have kept the old Waitrose were it was.

"Waitrose was always the busiest supermarket, much more than what Sainsbury’s is now, so they should have stayed put."

The Marlow store is one of seven supermarkets that have shut across the UK following the announcement back in July.

Three sites in Bromley, Oadby, and Wollaton have been sold to Lidl, while a fourth in Sandhurst has been acquired by an unnamed party.

Additional shops in Stevenage and at the Waterside British Airways headquarters are also closing.