99p store to open in Kidderminster creating 30 jobs

Kidderminster Shuttle: Opening soon: Hussein Lalani, outside one of his stores. Opening soon: Hussein Lalani, outside one of his stores.

A 99p Store will be opening its doors in Kidderminster, creating around 30 jobs.

The UK discount brand is set to open in the former Boots store in the Swan Centre on Sunday, August 11.

The new store - with a sales floor of 7,933 sq. ft. - is undergoing a £250,000 makeover ahead of the opening.  

Hussein Lalani, co-founder and owner of the value brand, said: “It has now become cool to shop at 99p Stores.

“The public has become rightly fixated and hooked on value - and we are delighted to oblige.

“The days of the public paying three times over the odds for everyday basics like branded toothpaste, coffee and washing-up liquid are a thing of the past.

“We conduct constant research and feedback and what has been coming across loud and clear in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and the West Midlands - as well as across the United Kingdom - is that the public is fed up of having been ‘ripped off’ for years by the so-called Big Four supermarkets.”

He added: “When shoppers come in its heads held high and afterwards onto facebook and Twitter sharing their great ‘value’. It never used to be like that. Now people like to share and even boast about the savings they make. It’s become the social norm.”

Youngsters will get the chance to take part in a trolley dash before the store opens in an attempt to beat the world record of 267 items in 99 seconds.

The winner will become a VIP for the day and will be invited to cut the grand opening ribbon.

“This lucky child will become a true ‘VIP’ for the day,” said Mr Lalani. “Very Important Pennysaver that is."

People interested in taking part in the dash should email 99p@6starpr.co.uk by August 7.

 

 

 

 

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10:49am Tue 30 Jul 13

khfc says...

This is sure to make the town a shopping haven for visitors to the town..............
This is sure to make the town a shopping haven for visitors to the town.............. khfc

11:34am Tue 30 Jul 13

BQ says...

Another upmarket store for Kidderminster then! The town centre just gets better and better.... Not!
Another upmarket store for Kidderminster then! The town centre just gets better and better.... Not! BQ

4:22pm Tue 30 Jul 13

runningbear says...

Great :(
Great :( runningbear

5:03pm Tue 30 Jul 13

John Herbert Smith says...

Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after.

What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.
Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after. What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area. John Herbert Smith

5:46pm Tue 30 Jul 13

khfc12 says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after.

What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.
I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!!
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after. What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.[/p][/quote]I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!! khfc12

8:43pm Tue 30 Jul 13

emjaypee says...

A job is a job whoever creates it, I'm sure local unemployed people will be glad it's coming to our town.
A job is a job whoever creates it, I'm sure local unemployed people will be glad it's coming to our town. emjaypee

8:53pm Tue 30 Jul 13

Steph B says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after.

What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.
Lol! Why don't people shop at Waitrose instead of pound shops? Marie annetoinette strikes again!!! How out of touch can some people be! Has to be a Conservative.
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after. What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.[/p][/quote]Lol! Why don't people shop at Waitrose instead of pound shops? Marie annetoinette strikes again!!! How out of touch can some people be! Has to be a Conservative. Steph B

9:17pm Tue 30 Jul 13

harryurz says...

In one breath people post on here to bemoan the lack of retail outlets in the town centre and in the next announce condemnation when a shop opens and supplying 30 jobs to boot!.
Amazing........
In one breath people post on here to bemoan the lack of retail outlets in the town centre and in the next announce condemnation when a shop opens and supplying 30 jobs to boot!. Amazing........ harryurz

10:33pm Tue 30 Jul 13

kidderman says...

Its the same brain dead moaners all the time, you should try getting out more
Its the same brain dead moaners all the time, you should try getting out more kidderman

11:57am Wed 31 Jul 13

khfc says...

Any jobs are obviously good (even part-time ones) BUT lets not kid ourselves that this makes the town a better shopping experience. There are already plenty of these discount stores in Kidderminster.
Is this going to make people within a 15 mile radius go "I know, I'll go into Kidderminster instead of Bridgnorth/Stourbrid
ge/Worcester/Bromsgr
ove"?
Any jobs are obviously good (even part-time ones) BUT lets not kid ourselves that this makes the town a better shopping experience. There are already plenty of these discount stores in Kidderminster. Is this going to make people within a 15 mile radius go "I know, I'll go into Kidderminster instead of Bridgnorth/Stourbrid ge/Worcester/Bromsgr ove"? khfc

2:57pm Wed 31 Jul 13

khfc12 says...

One of these flagship stores that some are so desperate to see will not come to a town full of empty shops. Any shop garners footfall, footfall entices retailers.

Let's not get carried away that people travel 15 miles to go shopping in a town centre. Bromsgrove and Stourbridge would struggle to attract anybody anybody further than 200 yards away!!!!
One of these flagship stores that some are so desperate to see will not come to a town full of empty shops. Any shop garners footfall, footfall entices retailers. Let's not get carried away that people travel 15 miles to go shopping in a town centre. Bromsgrove and Stourbridge would struggle to attract anybody anybody further than 200 yards away!!!! khfc12

4:23pm Wed 31 Jul 13

khfc says...

Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops!

People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town.
Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops! People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town. khfc

7:02pm Wed 31 Jul 13

harryurz says...

kidderman wrote:
Its the same brain dead moaners all the time, you should try getting out more
I'm trying, but I'm laid up at home with a broken leg at the moment, what's your excuse?
[quote][p][bold]kidderman[/bold] wrote: Its the same brain dead moaners all the time, you should try getting out more[/p][/quote]I'm trying, but I'm laid up at home with a broken leg at the moment, what's your excuse? harryurz

7:22pm Wed 31 Jul 13

khfc12 says...

khfc wrote:
Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops!

People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town.
People from Kidderminster will still travel to Merry Hill (undercover, free parking) Birmingham ( massive City), Worcester (large City), Solihull(if any do, high end shops to fit a high end demographic). Every small to medium town centre ( Kidderminster) is dying. Those shops that remain or open are only there because there is a market for them, simple retail economics
[quote][p][bold]khfc[/bold] wrote: Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops! People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town.[/p][/quote]People from Kidderminster will still travel to Merry Hill (undercover, free parking) Birmingham ( massive City), Worcester (large City), Solihull(if any do, high end shops to fit a high end demographic). Every small to medium town centre ( Kidderminster) is dying. Those shops that remain or open are only there because there is a market for them, simple retail economics khfc12

9:02pm Wed 31 Jul 13

harryurz says...

khfc12 wrote:
khfc wrote:
Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops!

People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town.
People from Kidderminster will still travel to Merry Hill (undercover, free parking) Birmingham ( massive City), Worcester (large City), Solihull(if any do, high end shops to fit a high end demographic). Every small to medium town centre ( Kidderminster) is dying. Those shops that remain or open are only there because there is a market for them, simple retail economics
...or, alternately, at the touch of a button can order exactly what they like off the internet, and have it delivered the next day.
[quote][p][bold]khfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]khfc[/bold] wrote: Well they might if all these places didn't have all the same shops! People from Kidderminster will travel to Merry Hill, Birmingham, Worcester and Solihull because they cannot buy what they need in their home town.[/p][/quote]People from Kidderminster will still travel to Merry Hill (undercover, free parking) Birmingham ( massive City), Worcester (large City), Solihull(if any do, high end shops to fit a high end demographic). Every small to medium town centre ( Kidderminster) is dying. Those shops that remain or open are only there because there is a market for them, simple retail economics[/p][/quote]...or, alternately, at the touch of a button can order exactly what they like off the internet, and have it delivered the next day. harryurz

9:49pm Wed 31 Jul 13

John Herbert Smith says...

khfc12 wrote:
John Herbert Smith wrote:
Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after.

What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.
I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!!
The Colgate toothpaste from the 99p shop will be A LOT smaller than one from Waitrose - how do you think the 99p shop makes money?

Plus, Waitrose price match to Tesco's on branded products.
essential Waitrose milk is no more expensive than Tesco's.
[quote][p][bold]khfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after. What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.[/p][/quote]I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!![/p][/quote]The Colgate toothpaste from the 99p shop will be A LOT smaller than one from Waitrose - how do you think the 99p shop makes money? Plus, Waitrose price match to Tesco's on branded products. essential Waitrose milk is no more expensive than Tesco's. John Herbert Smith

10:10pm Wed 31 Jul 13

khfc12 says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
khfc12 wrote:
John Herbert Smith wrote:
Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after.

What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.
I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!!
The Colgate toothpaste from the 99p shop will be A LOT smaller than one from Waitrose - how do you think the 99p shop makes money?

Plus, Waitrose price match to Tesco's on branded products.
essential Waitrose milk is no more expensive than Tesco's.
It is no smaller, they make their money by bulk buying stock either originally made for export or in the case of foodstuffs etc they buy remaining stock that is nearing a sell by date at vastly reduced prices that the manufacturer are unable to shift. A very similar Business model to places such as B&M

If Waitrose are so keen to price match then why do we need another Supermarket offering the same goods at the same price? Just go to Tesco, JS, Asda or Morrisons. There must be some reason that Waitrose are forever at the bottom of The Grocer shopping basket
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]khfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Excellent addition to the shops... not. When will people realise that buying quality goods that LAST is CHEAPER than buying rubbish from the poundland and throwing it away soon after. What's happened to the plans for WAITROSE to open in Bewdley? It would be an excellent addition to the town and draw people in from the surrounding area.[/p][/quote]I am sure my Colgate toothpaste and other branded goods will last just as long from here as they would if I bought them from Waitrose at twice the price!! Numpty!![/p][/quote]The Colgate toothpaste from the 99p shop will be A LOT smaller than one from Waitrose - how do you think the 99p shop makes money? Plus, Waitrose price match to Tesco's on branded products. essential Waitrose milk is no more expensive than Tesco's.[/p][/quote]It is no smaller, they make their money by bulk buying stock either originally made for export or in the case of foodstuffs etc they buy remaining stock that is nearing a sell by date at vastly reduced prices that the manufacturer are unable to shift. A very similar Business model to places such as B&M If Waitrose are so keen to price match then why do we need another Supermarket offering the same goods at the same price? Just go to Tesco, JS, Asda or Morrisons. There must be some reason that Waitrose are forever at the bottom of The Grocer shopping basket khfc12

5:30pm Thu 1 Aug 13

Gobby Robby says...

Waitrose probably doesn't sell the same brands as Tesco that's why it's on to a winner with its price match. Can't believe someone actually advocated those hard up should shop at Waitrose!!!
Waitrose probably doesn't sell the same brands as Tesco that's why it's on to a winner with its price match. Can't believe someone actually advocated those hard up should shop at Waitrose!!! Gobby Robby

2:59pm Fri 2 Aug 13

binky87 says...

well i am glad to see one of the many empty shops in Kidderminster being reopened and a few more jobs available to our community. we are all watching the pennies at moment ( well i am!) anything new to breathe a bit of life into the town seems good to me, also bringing people into the swan centre and maybe spending in other shops? cant be a bad thing can it?.
well i am glad to see one of the many empty shops in Kidderminster being reopened and a few more jobs available to our community. we are all watching the pennies at moment ( well i am!) anything new to breathe a bit of life into the town seems good to me, also bringing people into the swan centre and maybe spending in other shops? cant be a bad thing can it?. binky87

6:23pm Sun 4 Aug 13

jamtartleah@aol.co.uk says...

At least it will give life to another empty shop. And give someone a job.
At least it will give life to another empty shop. And give someone a job. jamtartleah@aol.co.uk

6:59pm Sun 4 Aug 13

khfc says...

Jobs are great but this is not really a store that is needed in the town. There are plenty of discount stores like this - won't this just take business from elsewhere and potentially lead to job losses elsewhere?
Jobs are great but this is not really a store that is needed in the town. There are plenty of discount stores like this - won't this just take business from elsewhere and potentially lead to job losses elsewhere? khfc

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