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Furniture Village sales up 25% as it announces two new store openings

Furniture Village is planning to open two new stores next month as it looks to expand its store footprint in the Midlands and the South. Due… View Article

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Furniture Village sales up 25% as it announces two new store openings

Furniture Village is planning to open two new stores next month as it looks to expand its store footprint in the Midlands and the South.

Due to launch on Boxing Day, the shops in Leicester and Crawley will be the retailer’s first new openings since 2017.

The 24,000 square foot store in Leicester will be situated at Fosse Park while the Crawley store at County Oak will be slightly larger at 30,000 square feet. Both shops will house a Carpetright concession.

The openings will take Furniture Village’s total store count to 54. The retailer is also understood to be considering opening in new locations in Scotland.

Charlie Harrison, commercial director at Furniture Village, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of two new stores, in fantastic locations in Leicester and West Sussex and look forward to welcoming customers through the doors on Boxing Day.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone in the retail sector, but as a business we’ve spent the last nine months ensuring that we can continue to offer the best of the best, in terms of product range and quality, as well as service.”

Despite losses incurred during the first Covid-19 lockdown, Furniture Village said its sales are currently 25% up year-on-year following a 90% uplift in online sales. The retailer has also created 150 new roles to meet demand which means it now has a total of 1,140 staff.

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