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B&M Celebrates Opening First Store in King's Lynn

Shoppers in Kings Lynn were celebrating after B&M opened its first store in the town on Saturday.

The new B&M Bargains store is located at the Vancouver Centre and has replaced what was formally a Sainsbury’s.

A total of 50 jobs have been created by the retailer at the new Kings Lynn store, a welcome boost for the local economy.

The store follows hot on the heels of B&M’s recent Carrow road store opening, which had created 60 jobs.

Visitors to the store will be able to browse B&M’s wide variety of branded and own label products, including groceries toys and home furnishings.

Store colleagues invited along Mike Taylor from Bridge for Heroes, who were chosen as B&M’s Local Hero for the day.

This can be an individual or organisation who have made an important contribution to their local community.

Bridge for Heroes was established in September 2010 by Mike and Helen Taylor with the aim of delivering direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families.

The General Dannatt Contact Centre which the charity runs helps to provide support with respite breaks, compensation claims, pensions & housing advice and much more.

As well as cutting the ribbon to officially open the new store, the charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in the opening day celebrations.

Also appearing on opening day were the Mayor and Mayoress of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Councillor David Whitby and Mrs Linda Whitby.

A free face painter helped to ensure everyone enjoyed a memorable opening day, as the variety retailer continues to show why it is one of the fastest growing in the U.K.


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