B&M Celebrates Opening of 500th Store
B&M celebrated a landmark day with the opening of its 500th store in Mansfield.
One of the UK’s fastest growing retailers, B&M has made a name for itself selling big name brands at low prices.
And the variety retailer has cemented its place on the British high street with 500 quality stores, from Perth in Scotland all the way down to Saltash in the south of England.
Shoppers in Mansfield got a first glimpse of the landmark store on Good Friday, located at the site of the former B&Q on Baums Lane.
The new Home Store & Garden Centre has created 50 jobs for local people, and comes hot on the heels of recent B&M store openings in Llandudno, Beckton and Nottingham.
And to help mark the occasion, staff nominated the Sue Ryder Charity to cut the ribbon and officially open the store.
As well as backpacking with a local children’s football team, the representatives from the charity received £500 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.
B&M’s Operations Director, Martin Roberts was in attendance to celebrate with staff and said: “We’re delighted to have opened our 500th store in Mansfield.
“Colleagues have worked extremely hard over the past few weeks to get the store ready for the opening ceremony. We’re all looking forward to a successful first day and to welcoming our new customers.”
He added: “As we continue to grow, everyone at B&M can be proud of this special day and what they have achieved in order to arrive at this landmark occasion.”
Hundreds of keen shoppers joined in the celebrations, making the most of a wide range of quality product ranges, from homewares and toiletries to toys, DIY and gardening.
Friday was made even more special for B&M, with a further three store openings in Hexham, Ashford and Bury demonstrating the retailer’s continued commitment to investing in communities.
From just 21 stores in 2004, B&M has come a long way in the last 12 years, now boasting more than 500 stores and 4 distribution centres across the UK.