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Home Bargains opens 500,000 Scunthorpe store on Saturday

Scunthorpe’s new £500,000 Home Bargains store will open in Scunthorpe’s Skippingdale Retail Park on Saturday – bringing with it up to 30 new jobs to the area.

The discount retailer currently operates two other stores in the area.

This newest store joins the Ashby High Street branch and The Parishes stores in Scunthorpe but also complements the new Matalan store, which opened on the retail park last month. The new Home Bargains unit on Skippingdale Retail Park, Holyrood Drive, will be open for trade on Saturday, November 12.

Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: “Home Bargains is excited to be opening this new store in Scunthorpe, building further on the success across North Lincolnshire.

“Skippingdale Retail Park will be a great location for us. We’re thrilled to be in a position to offer local people even more top branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”

As other retailers are closing and leaving the UK’s high streets deserted, Home Bargains is bucking the trend with plans to open 50 new stores across the UK in the next 12 months.

Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin said: “It’s good news that major companies are continuing to invest in developments in Scunthorpe and it will help boost that retail park in that area.”

TJ Morris, which operates as Home Bargains, has acquired 30 former Woolworths outlets from the administrator – most of which are already open for trading – and plans to purchase further stores directly from the landlords.

Shoppers can get their hands on the latest bargains, including a great selection of homewares, with a range of other top brand goods also on offer. These include: health and beauty, household, sweets and snacks, home style and drinks and alcohol.

Neil Sears, 61, of Ellison Avenue in Scunthorpe, is pleased with the news.

He said: “We’ve been down to The Range and Matalan and it looks good now they’ve done the car park.

“Having a new Home Bargains store in that area is fine because it has a large car park and there isn’t a problem with traffic down there because there are three alternative routes.

“It’s even better still that we’re keeping the other Home Bargains stores in Scunthorpe and Ashby and it’s good that it’s bringing in jobs as well.”

Source : Scunthorpe Telegraph  

10 November 2011
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