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Screwfix announces 600th store to open in Hoddesdon

Published: 19 September 2018 - Kiran Grewal

Screwfix is set to open its 600th UK store on the Trident Industrial Estate in Hoddesdon, making it its 100th store opening in the past 18 months.

The new store, which has created 8 jobs in the town, officially opens its doors on Thursday September 20th.

“Hoddesdon is a natural choice for us to open our 600th store, as we know how passionate tradespeople are in the Hertfordshire area about getting the job done well. Like them, Screwfix is about high quality, professional customer service,” said Ritchie Burgess, the new store manager.

Since opening its first store in Yeovil in 2005, Screwfix has grown significantly, with 97 per cent of the UK population within a 30-minute drive from their nearest store. There are now 11 stores in the Hertfordshire area serving both tradespeople and serious DIY enthusiasts.

Throughout the store’s launch celebration period from Thursday 20th September and through the weekend until Sunday 23rd September, Screwfix will offer a 10% discount on all product ranges among other store specific special offers, plus there will be Milwaukee product demos and local dignitary visits.

Tradespeople and serious DIYers are all invited to attend the opening and can demonstrate their professional skills in a free-to-enter competition. The winner will receive a 40in smart TV.

Mr Burgess believes the store’s convenient location, extensive product range and ability to provide a Click & Collect service in as little as one minute from ordering, will be a real bonus to local tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts who need to get back to their jobs.

 

“I’m confident we’ve got a great location here in Hoddesdon. My team and I have already been getting to know local businesses and tradespeople and look forward to working with these hardworking, friendly people.”

Comments

21 September 2018 16:44:27
B&Q bob

Kingfisher will not allow B&Q compete on price with screwfix, they build them close to each other then shackle the BQ stores with higher prices for the same products and don't allow the BQ stores to have the same promotional stock that draws customers in. It infuriates BQ staff and holds back sales. Are kingfisher trying to drop the large format stores and concentrate on screwfix maybe even planning to shed BQ in the same way they dumped woolworths? Whatever the reason kingfisher are starving BQ stores of stock, shedding experienced staff by cutting their wages and bonuses and putting so much pressure on the remaining staff that staff turnover is at an all time high, most staff replaced with happy eastern European staff who are friendly but have poor knowledge of the UK diy market. 


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