Cargo gives up on garden centre trial

Housewares and homewares chain Cargo is abandoning its venture to open concessions within garden centres.

Cargo gives up on garden centre trial

The company is closing down its trial store in Solihull, located within a Blooms garden centre, a little over a year after it opened. Cargo said it had failed to live up to expectations.

The store will run a closing down sale until the end of June, when it will shut for good. It currently employs six people.

Cargo managing director Clive Gilbert said of the decision: “We’re extremely disappointed to be closing our Solihull store as we had high hopes for its success.

“We’ve trialled concessions in garden centres for over a year and unfortunately they haven’t met our expectations. The team have worked tremendously hard to make a success of the venture and we’re now working with them to try and secure alternative employment within our group.”

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