ORPINGTON is the latest location where a rapidly growing retailer has chosen to open a new store – one of ten to be opened in less than a month.
Flooring Superstore waited until non-essential retail could re-open again before pushing ahead with its store opening programme.
In April, following an investment of £200,000 it opened the doors to a new 4,943 square foot outlet on the Halo Business Park, off Cray Avenue, Orpington.
On the same day, the retailer also launched other stores in Huddersfield, Doncaster, Newcastle, Hull, Norwich, Lincoln, and Basingstoke.
And subsequently, two further stores in Reading and Carlisle have also opened.
Flooring Superstore, which started life purely online in 2012, only began opening physical stores in 2017, making it one of the fastest growing brands in the whole retail sector.
Flooring Superstore Regional Manager Ian Robinson said: “In the middle of 2020, we had no stores in London and now, with the opening in Orpington, we have four.
“This was despite operating in the midst of a global pandemic which, on several occasions, meant we had to close our stores as per Government guidance.
“However, as soon as non-essential retail was able to re-open, we immediately began opening stores and have launched ten new outlets in less than a month.
“We’re delighted that one of these is Orpington. With the regeneration plans for the town centre and its proximity to central London which makes it a great area for commuter, we’ve chosen a location with an exciting future.
“We’re pleased to be able to make our contribution to supporting the economy locally in Orpington and south east London and nationally too with our other stores and significant online presence.”
Shoppers visiting Flooring Superstore in Orpington have access to an unrivalled range of carpets but also a huge choice of other flooring, such as vinyl, laminate, real wood, luxury vinyl tiles, EvoCore and the UK’s largest selection of artificial grass.
As part of its corporate social responsibility programme, Flooring Superstore is reaching out to local charities, voluntary organisations, or other good causes to see if they would benefit from donations of flooring for a particular project.
Ian adds: “It’s something we have always done and it’s our little way of giving something back to the local communities who support our stores.”
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