Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Thorne today (05 August 2017) as a new B&M store, with Garden Centre, was opened.
It’s the latest addition to the stores in the South Yorkshire region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the creation of more than 50 jobs.
Visitors to the store, based in Quora Retail Park, will be able to browse a wide range of branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries, health & beauty and pet ranges.
The new store also features a large 5842 square foot garden centre attachment.
As part of the opening day celebrations, B&M colleagues invited along a local charity, Thorne and Moorends Community Hub and Food Bank, to be their VIP for the day – who also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
The team support local people in their community that suffer from food poverty – they supply them with parcels which include a variety of nutritious food that will last three days.
Volunteers at the charity aim to provide much more than bags of food to those who are hungry in their community. They also provide support, a cup of tea, a warm smile and a listening ear to anyone who needs it, together they want to eradicate food poverty in modern day Britain.
The store manager, Nick Lockwood, said: “The team from Thorne and Moorends Community Hub and Food Bank really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local people, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.
“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”
He also commented: “The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we can’t wait to get the doors open Saturday and show customers their new B&M Thorne.”
Customers will also be able to enter the B&M Big Prize Bonanza, a free game show taking place at the store to carry the atmosphere on throughout the day. Those who enter will be in with a chance of winning prizes including a Steam Cleaner, B&M vouchers, Cadbury’s Chocolates and much more.