New B&M stores open today

B&M opened a store in the Berkshire town of Slough today (Thursday April 21), highlighting its increased presence in the south of England.

The new Home Store, based on SEGRO’s Slough Trading Estate, will feature a wide range of B&M’s branded and own label products including homeware, electrical items, groceries, furniture, DIY, toys and seasonal ranges.

The fast-growing variety chain has taken a 15-year lease on a pre-let basis at a recently completed development at Montrose Avenue, just off the Farnham Road. It will occupy a unit of 24,000sq. ft.

Other retailers on the Farnham Road include Sainsbury’s, Staples, Pets at Home, Poundland, Selco, KFC, Wickes, McDonald’s, Safestore and Screwfix .

The Slough opening coincided with new stores also being opened at Armthorpe in Doncaster and Ashington in Northumberland today.

B&M was formed in 1978. From its first store in the Lancashire town of Blackpool, its portfolio has grown to over 500 branches and four distribution centres, employing over 22,500 staff that serve 3 million customers a week.

The multiple has stores throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Perth in the north to Saltash in the south.

The next openings are Normanton in Leicestershire (Bargains Store) on April 28, Neath in West Glamorgan (Home Store with Garden Centre) on May 5, Brigg in Humberside (Bargains Store) on May 12, West Bromwich in West Midlands (Bargains Store) on May 18 and King’s Lynn in Norfolk (Bargains Store) on May 21.

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