Variety retail chain Wilkinson has confirmed plans to grow its business to become the UK’s largest private retailer by opening a further 200 new stores by 2012.

Wilkinson unveils major expansion plan

Variety retail chain Wilkinson has confirmed plans to grow its business to become the UK’s largest private retailer by opening a further 200 new stores by 2012.

Wilkinson unveils major expansion plan

The family-owned company currently trades from a little over 300 outlets in England and Wales.

Wilkinson pushed sales up in the year to February 2008, from £1.2bn to £1.3bn, and pre-tax profit rose from £48.3m to £50.3m.

The year also saw the company launch its internet and catalogue arm Wilkinson Plus.

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