Black Friday Attracts Bargain Hunters to New King's Lynn Store
25 November 2016
B&M’s Black Friday event attracted hundreds of shoppers to its latest store opening in Kings Lynn.
Located on Pierpoint Retail Park, the new B&M store was proud to offer its new customers a fantastic opening day offer, with 10% off* across the store as part of the retailer’s Black Friday promotion.
The Bargains Store –the second to open in the town this year– stocks a large selection of products from toys and grocery to homewares, DIY and much more.
The brand new store has created more than 60 jobs for local people. Together with the nearby store on Old Market Street which opened earlier this year, the variety retailer has created 110 jobs in the town since May.
To help celebrate the occasion, representatives from charity Hospital Radio Lynn were invited by store staff to be part of their special day.
The team’s aim at Hospital Radio Lynn is to help relieve the boredom and isolation a stay in hospital can cause.
As a thank you for taking part in the opening ceremony, the charity received £250 worth of B&M vouchers.
The store was officially opened by the mayor for King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Councillor David Whitby who cut the ribbon to declare the new B&M store ‘open’.
Store manager, Tracy Shippam, said: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and feedback on the new store has been great so far.
“It’s been fantastic opening on Black Friday, customers can’t believe that the offer is across all products in store so they’re stocking up on everything they need for Christmas, now.”
Simon Arora, CEO at B&M, said: “This year we’ve gone with an overall saving on everything rather than bogus Black Friday deals and gimmicks. Shoppers have cottoned on to the fact that other retailers’ supposed discounts aren’t real.
“We also don’t want our customers to panic buy and pick up products that they don’t actually want or need so we’ve knocked 10% off everything – that way they can save on lots of things.
“Whether it’s the Christmas presents they’ve already got on their list, or something they’ve had their eye on for a while now such as a speaker, coffee machine, TV, or even just on their regular B&M shop – everything from baked beans through to tooth paste.”
The variety retailer is one of the fastest growing in the UK with more than 500 stores across the country, selling everything from grocery, toys and electricals to homewares, DIY and furniture.
*excludes kiosk, cigarettes & tobacco, lottery tickets & scratchcards, and SIM cards. Excludes alcohol in Scotland. Not to be used for high volume purchases. Offer ends at close of trade 25/11/16.