Next boss, Lord Wolfson, says hundreds of thousands of retail jobs may not survive in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
The M69 has closed in both directions near the junction with the M1 because of the smoke from the fire near the Next headquarters in Enderby, Highways England has confirmed.
Efforts to bring the fire under control are ongoing.
Plumes of smoke coming from a pallet fire near the Next headquarters in Enderby are visible for miles around, including from the M69 motorway nearly four miles away.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Desford Road at about 11:45 today, and four appliances are on hand dealing with two propane cylinders, trees and "a large amount of wooden pallets".Copyright: @Tammy1975
A large fire involving "a number of pallets" has broken out near the Next headquarters.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said it is dealing with the blaze on Desford Road in Enderby.
Neighbouring residents are being advised to keep doors and windows closed to avoid being affected by the smoke.Copyright: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service