DRUCKERS in the Merry Hill Centre is to close after Patisserie Holdings plc announced it had gone into administration.

The store is one of the company's 71 outlets that will close nationwide, including 27 Patisserie Valerie stores and 25 Patisserie Valerie concessions in Debenhams and Next.

Accounting firm KPMG has been brought in to administer Patisserie Holdings plc.

David Costley-Wood, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said: “Since our appointment less than 24 hours ago, we have been pleased with the level of interest we have received in the business, and so remain hopeful of achieving a positive outcome.

“In the meantime, we can reassure customers that across the remaining 122 stores, it is all but business as usual.”

KPMG said that 920 jobs are to be lost nationwide as a result of the closures.