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Published on 15 - October - 2009

TJ Hughes opens in Walsall's former Woolies

Big brand discount department store TJ Hughes opened its latest store on Friday, in Walsall.

It completes a hat trick of recent openings across the Midlands for the retailer, which had new launches in Hanley and Derby last month.

All three new sites are former Woolworth stores. Each of the new outlets has created around 110 jobs locally, and the company has identified staff previously employed in the stores in order to leverage past experience and local interest.

Thirty ex-Woolworth staff have already been hired for the Derby and Hanley stores.

TJ Hughes now has 52 stores in the UK in addition to its online operations, and employs over 4,000 staff. Backed by European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital, it announced impressive year-end results last week, showing a 9.1% rise in sales and profits up by 30%.

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3/10/2010 8:47:00 PM
Electric Fires
By Angela Somers
I went into your Walsall Store last Friday to buy a Fire. You had two - when i asked an assistant if i could see one, she said they were not allowed to open boxes and there were none on display. How can you purchase something without seeing it? Is this a store policy, or was the assistant just lazy.

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