Peters Bakery shops in Pity Me, Stockton and Billingham close
A County Durham-based company has closed three of its 58 stores after going into administration.
Peters Cathedral Bakers, which trades as Peters Bakers, has been hit by a rise in costs for raw materials and energy.
The stores in Billingham and Stockton and the Loaf branded store in Pity Me, shut on Friday. Their 17 workers have been made redundant.
Administrators KPMG said it was business as usual at the other stores.