Administrators for home furnishing chain Rosebys has said another 173 jobs had been lost this week as more stores were shut across the UK, including at Perry Barr, Chelmsley Wood and Stechford in Birmingham, plus stores at Walsall and Worcester.
KPMG have closed a further 32 stores, bringing the total so far to 73.
Joint administrator and KPMG restructuring associate partner Howard Smith said the closures were set to help "maximise the chance of a going concern sale".
He added: "The deadline for indicative offers expired last Friday and we have received offers from a number of interested parties that relate to a going concern sale.
"We are hopeful of issuing a sale contract shortly and the business will continue to trade during that process."
Rosebys, which went into administration last month, had 280 stores country-wide and generated sales of around £100 million a year.
It was hit by the downturn in consumer spending and lost £6 million in the year to March 31. The firm failed to claw back lost profits, and owes trade creditors around £11.7 million and inter-company creditors £19 million.
The business started life as a Grimsby market stall in 1922. It continued to grow through acquisitions before joining the London stock market in 1992.
In 2006 it was acquired by India-based textiles firm GHCL.
The 32 stores closed this week are in Perry Barr, Doncaster, Worcester, Letchworth, Colchester, Warrington, Wandsworth, Glenrothes, Stockport, Chelmsley Wood, Uxbridge, East Kilbride, Livingston, Gateshead, Rotherham, Birkenhead, Solihull, Margate, Wigan, Stockton, Pontefract, Clydebank, Walsall, Northampton, Nottingham, Southport, Sheffield, Cardiff, Swansea, Portsmouth, Hull and Stechford.
Last week administrators closed 31 Rosebys shops with the loss of 186 jobs and in the previous week they shut 10 stores down and made 60 people redundant, as well as another 32 jobs axed from the company's head offices in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.