Abingdon’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Multi-channel trade retailer Screwfix is bucking a nationwide trend for retail outlet closures with its new branch at Abingdon, which officially opened on Thursday 15 May. The store has already been declared a success with hundreds of customers visiting to get their hands on a bargain.

The Abingdon store – Screwfix’s 342nd – is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2013 with a further 60 stores to be added in 2014. The company uses its own innovative retail model, which aims to provide its customers with outstanding service, together with value and convenience. Already 91% of the UK population is within a 30 minute drive of a Screwfix store.

Screwfix’s Abingdon store manager Peter Snowdon said: “We chose to open a new store in Abingdon because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Oxford and Witney stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 May attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months,” said Peter. “We have already been out and about getting to know businesses in Abingdon and in return we have received fantastic support from the local community, who have all shown a keen interest in the store. It has been extremely exciting that we have already attracted repeat business and we are all enjoying getting to know new customers. We are looking forward to building a successful business here in Abingdon.”

Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is looking to become actively involved with local charities through its own registered charity arm The Screwfix Foundation, which supports local charities and community projects with donations for projects involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings. Abingdon’s store staff will also be getting directly involved in helping community projects and will host charity fundraising events. Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit Abingdon’s Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information. Alternatively they can download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com

Visit Screwfix’s Abingdon store at: Eyston Trade Centre, Eyston Way, OX14 1TR, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

The brand’s huge range of products and exceptional deals are also available online at www.screwfix.com, on Screwfix’s mobile site or over the phone on 0500 414141.