London housewares chain Lords has acquired Hertfordshire retailer Poores of Chorleywood.

Lords acquires Poores of Chorleywood

London housewares chain Lords has acquired Hertfordshire retailer Poores of Chorleywood.

Lords acquires 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.

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