Cut price retailer Poundworld has placed “store closing” signs in the windows of its outlet in Canterbury High Street.
It joins others across the UK which are also advertised as closing just weeks after the firm announced it was going into administration.
Staff have not yet been given an exact date for a closure.
However, customers will find numerous bargains in store as Poundworld tries to shed stock.
It means many prices will be lower than the pound which gives the store its name.
Adminstrator Deloitte is overseeing the company’s financial affairs, but insisted that closure signs did not necessarily mean that stores would actually close.
Deloitte says Poundworld’s trading had been “difficult for a substantial period of time”.
It went on: “For clarity this does not mean that stores will definitely close.
“The administrators’ strategy remains the same: to continue to trade the business in order to realise the stock whilst seeking to secure a sale of the business either in whole or part.”
Poundworld has 355 stores and employs 5,100 people. Its losses rose to £17 million in the year 2016-17.
It has had a presence in Canterbury since 2014. It also has stores in Chatham, Strood, Dartford and Gravesend.
Poundworld went into administration on June 11 after talks with potential buyer R Capital failed.
Like many other High Street business, it has suffered in the face of reduced consumer confidence, rising overheads and the threat of online shopping.
But unlike other shops, it is hampered by its price structure so that profits are minimal when products are sold for a pound. A week pound has also helped to push up costs.
Deloitte has already made 98 redundant at Poundworld’s Yorkshire headquarters.