Blackpool’s second Screwfix store is declared a runaway success
Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors on Mowbray Drive, which officially opened on 16 April. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.
The second Blackpool Screwfix store is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2014 with a further 50 to be added in 2015. 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 Blackpool Store Manager Simon Mason said: “We chose to open another store in Blackpool because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shop with us for our convenient shopping experience and are delighted to see a second store here in Blackpool, making it easier to get the products they want when they want.”
“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 16th April and throughout the weekend until Sunday 19th April, attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months. 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.”
On the Thursday staff also raised money for The Screwfix Foundation by holding a raffle. For just £1 customers entered the draw, with the lucky winner taking home an Hitachi cordless combi drill and a pair DeWalt gripper gloves, together worth over £100.
Screwfix is looking to become more 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.
Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit the new Blackpool 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 Blackpool – Mowbray Drive store on Mowbray Drive, FY3 7UN or the existing Blackpool store on Vicarage Lane, FY4 4LR 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.