Fantastic News For Falkirk As Second B&M Store Opens
21 November 2015
Shoppers in Falkirk were celebrating after B&M opened a second store in the area on Saturday.
The new B&M Bargain Store will stock B&M’s vast range of branded and own-label products, including groceries and a wide selection of non-food items such as toys and electricals.
Based on the site of the former Tesco Metro in Grangemouth's La Porte Precinct, the store will be easily accessible for shoppers in Falkirk.
Representatives from Grangemouth’s Light Switch On Committee were invited to cut the ribbon after being chosen as B&M’s Local Hero for the day.
The Local Hero Award is given to an individual or organisation which has made an important contribution to their local community.
In addition to helping open the new store, the committee’s Anne Lowe also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
Also present on the day was Councillor Pat Reid, who gratefully accepted an invitation to be part of the Falkirk store’s opening ceremony.
Posting on his website, Angus Macdonald, Falkirk East MSP, stated his delight that B&M were opening a new store in the town.
He said: “I'm delighted to hear that B&M are opening a branch in my constituency and putting the old Tesco Metro store in Grangemouth to productive use.
“Throughout the UK, B&M stores currently attract over 3 million shoppers per week.”
“A commercial attraction of this kind will help increase footfall in the town and have a positive knock-on effect for other traders in the surrounding area too."
The fun on Saturday extended beyond the ribbon cutting, with Patterson’s Shortbread samples and a face painter helping to get people into the festive spirit.