are pleased to announce the development of a new Superstore following
the loss of their store to a devastating fire last September. The
new Superstore will be built at the site of the old store, near
Haydock Racecourse in Lancashire but will differ greatly from the
The 24,000 sq ft Superstore will be spread over two storeys, allowing
80% more showroom space and creating room for 25% more car parking.
Unlike the previous store, this building will not feature a feedstore,
as Robinsons now intend to develop this aspect of their retail operation
separately. It is anticipated that building work will commence in
early to mid-March with the opening date tentatively scheduled for
some time in the Autumn. Throughout the Summer, Robinsons will heavily
promote the new Superstore with their 'New Dawn' advertisement.
Manager Paul Bentham was upbeat about the impact of the new Superstore,
which will easily become the biggest of its kind in the UK, saying,
"Immediately after the fire last year, we were at pains to
say we'd be back bigger and better. Perhaps that might have sounded
like bravado at the time, the sort of thing that people expect to
hear after a setback, but this really proves how much we meant it.
It's a massive step forward for us. Many people thought that we
couldn't improve on our old store but in reality, we had become
frustrated by its limitations. With the new Superstore, we're actually
addressing all the annoyances and shortcomings we'd been living
with for the last ten years. Now we will be able to see what we
can really achieve with a building that suits our needs. Some of
the improvements did not take long to identify. Space was obviously
our biggest priority. Other things we wanted to do were discussed
first with staff who had worked at the old store and whose day-to-day
knowledge was important. Finally, we have spent over two months
consulting customers. Not only is it good to know we weren't doing
much wrong before, but they have been very clear about the things
they want to see more of, like a bigger 'Nose Bag' café.
I promise all our customers that they won't be disappointed."
With a huge construction job ahead and an opening night party to
plan, it's going to be an interesting year at Robinsons. For the
most up-to-date information, keep visiting www.robinsons-uk.com