B&M to take over old Focus DIY Store in Warminster

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By wp_alistair | Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 17:53

B&M Homestore has secured new shop premises at the former Focus DIY store on Fairfield Road, Warminster. 

The large 22,000 sqft store will open for trade on 18th August 2012.  The store will create 30 jobs, details of which will be available at the local Job Centre.

B&M now trade from 292 stores (including Trowbridge) compared to 20 stores only 5 years ago.  In the last 3 years, it has been opening an average one new store every week.  The company is now one of the UK's largest retailers with 2 million shoppers per week. It employs 10,000 staff.

"What is amazing about our growth is that is has been secured just through word of mouth.  The secret to this is very simple – we sell branded product at discounted prices.  The shopping public are obviously voting with their feet.  We have been waiting for an opportunity in Warminster for 2 years, and are delighted to have secured this site."  Carl Allen, Operations Director.

B&M sells a wide variety of 7,000 different products.  It sells keenly discounted everyday essentials such as food, toiletries and household goods but it also has key strengths in soft furnishings, toys, homewares and seasonal goods. 

The company has been recognised as one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in the UK by the Sunday Times Fast Trac



  • Profile image for pebblesmedia

    The signs are up already - amazing how quickly these shops can spring up once they get the go-ahead (although that said, Domino's Pizza seems to be taking a while...but I imagine those premises need complete gutting unlike the old Focus store.

    By pebblesmedia at 12:27 on 09/08/12

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    Well, well...I guess the 30 jobs will be very welcome, and the prices too. Better than any empty premises isn't it?

    By derryhawk at 23:30 on 07/08/12

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