Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million in its new store in Havant, which will be officially opened at 8.00 am on Saturday 9th October 2021.
As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 75 new jobs in the local community with its store on Solent Retail Park. In total, the store will employ 81 team members, including some staff and management who will be transferring from local stores.
It will also be donating £2,000 to local charity, Creating Chaos, which aims to empower young adults with learning disabilities to make a positive contribution to their community by volunteering within a range of activities.
Matthew Charters, director at Creating Chaos, said: “The young adults that run Creating Chaos are incredibly thankful for this very kind donation. It will be used to fund activities and projects that we hope will benefit the community, as well as giving us experiences and skills that will help us to become more independent. We welcome the addition of the Home Bargains store to the area and can’t wait to use the shop.”
The new Havant store will join over 575 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.
Sharon Emmette, the new Havant store manager, said: “I started my Home Bargains journey back in 2013 as a team member and soon stepped up to lead sales the following year. Following maternity leave, I gradually worked my way up to store manager and have been working in stores throughout the area ever since.
“It’s a huge honour to be opening our new Havant store this weekend alongside such a fantastic team and something that I’m exceptionally proud of.”
The 14,628 sq ft store, which previously housed Mothercare and Laura Ashley, will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.
Sharon added: “Solent Retail Park will be a great location for us and we’re proud to be able to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”
With more than five million customers each week, Home Bargains is one of the country’s best-loved discount retailers, stocking top-quality branded goods at low prices.