Home Bargains has invested approximately £2 million in its new store in Liverpool, which will be officially opened at 8.00 am on Saturday 18th September 2021.
As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 105 new jobs in the local community with its store on Montrose Retail Park, Edge Lane. In total, the store will employ 111 team members, including some staff and management who will be transferring from local stores.
It will also be donating £2,000 to local charity, The Joseph Lappin Centre – a community-based hub in Old Swan that provides holistic services to strengthen the community and raise aspirations for people of all ages and abilities. The centre opened in March 2012 as a result of the community’s desire to provide a safe haven to residents following the tragic murder of a local young man, Joseph Lappin.
Kate McCormick, Manager at The Joseph Lappin Centre, said: “On behalf of everyone at The Joseph Lappin Centre a huge thank you to your staff for choosing to support us. We are absolutely delighted to receive this donation. We are a small community organisation trying to make a big difference with very limited funds; this money will help us to do that. We wish Home Bargains every success with the opening of its new store”.
The new Edge Lane store will join over 575 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.
Michael Jones, the new Montrose Retail Park, Edge Lane store manager, said: “I started my Home Bargains journey back in 2015 as a Store Supervisor in our Alban Retail Park site, but since then I’ve held a variety of roles at several of our stores – most recently as acting Store Manager at Prescot Road, Old Swan.
“However, opening our new Edge Lane store alongside such a fantastic team, who have worked exceptionally hard to get the new store ready, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of my career.”
The 20,828 sq ft store will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.
The new store will also come with its own bakery, serving a delicious range of fresh bread, pastries and cakes that will be baked in-store daily.
Jones added: “Montrose Retail Park, Edge Lane 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.