Mystery surrounds the sudden unexpected closure of a Burnley SPAR outlet.
Customers to the well-used Todmorden Road franchise were met with a closed door and a notice of forfeiture in the window of the store on Tuesday.
SPAR would not reveal why the store had closed or how many jobs have been effected.
A spokesman said: “At present, the SPAR store is shut but with the hopes of reopening as soon as possible in order to continue serving the community. We thank customers for their patience in the meantime.”