Poundstretcher open brand new branch in Nuneaton town centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 1 September 2021

VARIETY DISCOUNT retailer Poundstretcher have officially opened the doors to their new Nuneaton store this morning (1 September).

Poundstretcher’s Harefield Road staff (Image: Mason Moore)

The new store, located on Harefield Road, was opened with a ‘grand opening’ at 10am by Trevor Holmes, Poundstretcher’s Merchandising Team Leader, who cut the ribbon to the brand-new store to declare the store officially open.

A large line of excited customers formed and queued up at the doors, where they patiently waited in line ready to head in to grab a bargain and get their hands on the £5 vouchers which were being handed out to customers.

It marks the retailer’s second store in the town, as their original Nuneaton location next to Nuneaton railway station on Regent Street still remains open and trading.

The decision to set up the new high-street store was made by Poundstretcher following Nuneaton residents asking them for a town centre location.

Gerry Cairns, Poundstretcher’s Regional Director, said: “We’ve opened a second store in town. It will trade well as customers love range, value for money, and great service.

“We have another store on the retail park near Nuneaton railway station, but customers wished for a town centre location, so we have given them what they wished by opening this store.”

Trevor Holmes, Merchandising Team Leader, said: “It brings something new to the town centre, with discounts, multi-buys and something different.”

Merchandising Team Leader Trevor Holmes cutting the ribbon (Image: Mason Moore)

Curtis Carter, Store Assistant, said: “I think we’ll be packed today, and I think that many people want to get their hands on the vouchers being handed out – we have £300 of them in total.”

Nuneaton resident and Free Press reporter, Vaughan Moore, was one of the first customers in and was one of the lucky customers to be handed a £5 voucher to spend inside.

Vaughan with his £5 gift voucher (Image: Mason Moore)

He said: “It was worth waiting in the long queue that formed as I was handed a £5 in-store spending voucher.

“The store is well-stocked, and I thought I’d visit the new store out as I have recently heard about it opening.”

As well as £300 of vouchers going to customers, £200 worth of vouchers are going towards the Nuneaton Area Foodbank.

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