Screwfix has revealed plans to open 30 new stores in the UK and 10 in the RoI this year.

The trade retailer has opened at least 50 stores a year for the past decade and now has more than 680 stores, with a long-term target of 800 in the UK. The move in the RoI will treble its store count alongside the five it launched when it entered  the Republic earlier this year It aims to have up to 40 stores in the RoI over the coming years.

CEO John Mewett said: “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.

“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.

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