Leekes invests £1m in store refurb

More than 100 bargain hunters queued outside a Carmarthenshire department store last Wednesday (May 22), ahead of a £1 million refurbishment of the outlet.

Leekes invests £1m in store refurb

A giant line formed outside the Leekes store at Cross Hands in West Wales, before the doors opened at 10am.

The family-owned chain launched the ‘Great £5 million Refurbishment Sale’, ahead of development work which will see the branch get a brand new look, a larger range of goods and an extended in-house restaurant.

Improvements include a new conservatory studio, a new furniture floor and a new Sleep Zone, plus a new Lighting Studio, new Tile Studio and new Picture & Mirrors Studio.

Other fresh elements include a new till point, information desk, store entrance and exit, new landscaped car park, improved disabled parking, a new wider access till point and improved parent and child parking.

During the two-day sales event, prices were marked down on the entire stock, to make room for the new merchandise.

The makeover is planned to take place next month. Managing director Emma Leeke said: “This exciting £1 million refurbishment will ensure we offer our Cross Hands customers only the very best.

“We have big plans for the store in terms of appearance, layout and product offering. Not only will we be introducing a refreshed and welcoming new look, but we will also be totally expanding our product range.

She added: “The Leekes vision is one of growth, expansion and quality service and we’re firmly focused on keeping the business in this direction.”

Leekes has traded from the Cross Hands site for almost 30 years.

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