London housewares chain Lords has acquired Hertfordshire retailer Poores of Chorleywood.
Poores is a family business dating back nearly 200 years, which also operates a branch in the west London district of Acton. Its Chorleywood outlet stocks a range of housewares including giftshop, cookshop, kitchenware, and household electrical appliances.
In a statement, Lords said: “Poores was recently bought by Lawson’s, who soon identified that it would not suit their business model. So it’s with great pleasure they have sold this branch to a friendly competitor: Lords. It was important to Lawson’s that the business should be taken over by a company with the same family values as themselves.”
Lords ceo Shanker Patel said: “Lords is pleased to take over Poores of Chorleywood as it is in line with the retail business model we have developed in London. This is a significant step as a part of our overall expansion plan.”
Based in west London, the Lords group is a diverse family-run retailing and wholesaling business that has been trading since 1984. The group has a significant presence in the builders merchant market and is building a strong reputation as a innovative housewares retailer through its Lords of Notting Hill brand.
There are two Lords of Notting Hill branches, at 84-86 Holland Park Avenue and 86 Westbourne Grove, which stock a wide selection of housewares products. Key brands include Brabantia, Cuisinart, Simplehuman, Dualit, Bourgeat, Typhoon, Chef’n, OXO, Brabantia, KitchenAid.
Lords of Notting Hill was a finalist in the 2014 Housewares Innovation Awards, organised by Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net.