Store and Digital Growth Drives Screwfix Success
Leading multi-channel retailer Screwfix has reported sales growth of 21% over the last 13 weeks and an uplift of 11% based on like-for-like sales from this time last year*.
The growth is partly due to Screwfix’s rapid store extension programme as the retailer is on track to open 60 new stores in addition to the existing 303 stores already open in the UK.
What’s more, Screwfix is also set to open four stores in Germany next year following the success of its European Shipping service which was launched earlier this year.
Andrew Livingston, chief executive of Screwfix, says: “Our unique retail model is driving continued success. While many retailers are moving their operations online, we are continuing to invest in our stores alongside our digital offering to ensure our customers can get the products they need, when they need them. We are also planning to expand our network of stores further to over 400, so tradesmen will never be too far from a Screwfix
store whether working on site, or travelling between jobs.
“We value our store presence just as highly as our website and mobile offering and it is this focus on both areas which is making us the supplier of choice for tradesmen and serious DIYers both at home and internationally.”
Screwfix’s investment at store level is impressive both in its reach (91% of the population is within a 30 minutes drive from a Screwfix store) and the range of products stocked (11,000 in each store).
Andrew Livingston comments: “From screws and nails to power tools and paint, Screwfix stocks the everyday products right up to cutting edge machinery, keeping customers of all