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Screwfix invests 1m in new trade-only counters

TRADE specialists Plumbfix and Electricfix have invested a further £1m in the development of their trade-only counters across the UK.

Two hundred of the fastest selling, everyday trade essentials are now available at the front of the counters, allowing customers to purchase the tools and products they need quickly and easily.

The new-look trade only counters, include one at Leeds Road Trade Park in Huddersfield.

Branch manager Michelle Rodriguez said: “After listening to the feedback we received from registered tradesmen, we’ve invested in the format of our Plumbfix and Electricfix counters to enhance the overall shopping experience. “Our specialist trade customers are extremely loyal to the Plumbfix and Electricfix brands. Over the past year, they not only increased in numbers, but many are now spending more with us on a monthly basis so it is vital that we respond to their needs.”

The business recently celebrated a record week, with year-on-year sales up by 50%.

It has completed the refit at 95 of its counters and will be rolling out the refurbishment to the remaining 25 counters over the next few months. The £1m investment comes after parent company Screwfix announced the creation of 40 new trade counters and 1,000 new jobs nationwide.

Source : Henryk Zientek - Huddersfield Daily Examiner
www.examiner.co.uk/business/commercial-property/2011/12/20/screwfix-invests-1m-in-new-trade-only-counters-86081-29980264/

20 December 2011
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