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B&M Bargains Record Breaking Opening at Connswater
B&M Bargains recorded their largest ever takings on an opening day for a Northern Ireland store when they opened their doors at Connswater last Tuesday 2nd November. The discount retailer already has 22 stores throughout the province which are proving to be very popular with shoppers and it looks like the new store at Connswater is no exception.
The store is one of B&M Bargains new concept homestores. As well as stocking the usual electrical, home furnishings and health and beauty items you would expect in a B&M store, they also sell a wide range of homeware items including paint, wallpaper and furniture. The new store has provided a welcome boost to employment in the area with the creation of 100 new jobs. Speaking about the opening, Store Manager Alistair McNeill commented, “Opening exceeded all expectations, we were delighted to have the largest takings for a B&M Bargains opening day in Northern Ireland and hope that it is a sign of things to come.”
B&M was formed in 1976 and is now one of the leading variety retailers in the UK. From the first store which opened in Blackpool, B&M has grown to over 190 stores and employs more than 5000 staff. Connswater Centre Manager Gerry Monaghan is delighted to see such a popular retailer come to Connswater, “B&M Bargains offer some excellent products at affordable prices. We are delighted to welcome them to the great mix of stores here at Connswater and know that our customers will feel the same.”
The store joins the existing line up of high street retailers and independent stores at Connswater. Laura McCarthy from managing agents Colliers International comments, “This is a great positive retail news story. We are thrilled at the opening of B&M Bargains home store at Connswater and feel that they really complement the existing range of stores. We would expect that this will attract further retailers to the scheme, who would be delighted at the opportunity to trade alongside such a successful brand. If the opening day is anything to go by, the store is going to prove a real success!”
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