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Clas Ohlson to Keep Reading Store Open

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Clas Ohlson has confirmed that it will not be closing its Reading store, despite having recently announced plans to shut all UK and Germany branches.

Jon Peacock, Clas Ohlson's acting UK country manager said that Reading, Berkshire was a "key location" and that there are no plans to close the store.

He said " We have decided to focus on an online strategy in the UK, as we feel it is the best way to successfully continue in a market that we're committed to being a part of.

"In recent years, we've been working on a digital transformation plan and our online business has gone from strength to strength.

"It's clear that online, where people can get access to our entire product range, is how our customers like to shop with us.

"With this realigned focus we believe we'll be able to deliver an even better shopping experience for our customers, by strengthening our supply chain and logistics capabilities, and really focusing on excellent service and product assortment.

"We have no plans to withdraw our UK e-commerce operations, and our physical store, in Reading, will remain open.

"Our German online business will also be managed and operated from our UK base, along with potential new European markets in future.

"Our UK HQ will be relocated so that we can be better positioned for this new development and we'll be looking at a revised organisation structure for the future, including a number of new roles in specialist digital and e-commerce areas."

Source : Insight DIY Team

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02 January 2019

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