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Screwfix set to open 30 additional stores

Hardware retailer Screwfix has announced plans to open 30 new outlets across the UK by January 2021.

The business, with locations in Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury, added that the new openings demonstrate its continued growth and increased demand for convenience despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

These new stores are expected to create up to 300 jobs and adds to the company's goal of having 800 sites across the UK. They have opened upwards of 50 stores a year for the last decade.

An essential retailer during the pandemic, Screwfix remained open throughout lockdown to allow customers to access products where necessary.

John Mewett, chief executive at Screwfix, said: "Throughout the coronavirus crisis customer and colleague safety has been our number one priority. I am incredibly proud of all Screwfix colleagues for their support in continuing to provide our customers with the products they need to keep homes warm, safe and with power.

"The growing demand for convenience means we're opening more stores to help our busy customers get their jobs done. We know that time is money for our customers and these new stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland will not only enable us to provide our customers with added convenience and certainty, but also allow us to provide even more job opportunities for local communities when they need it most."

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