Huge health and beauty brand to open 25 new stores – first locations revealed

A MAJOR health and beauty brand to rival Boots is opening dozens of new stores in the UK.

Superdrug has plans to open the shutters of 25 new branches in the coming months.

Superdrug is the UK’s largest health and beauty retailer after Boots, with 830 stores across the UK and Ireland

As part of the plans, three new stores will open by the summer and another within days, The Sun can reveal.

The first new store opening is in Unit 9 of Doncaster’s Wheatley Center Shopping Park.

Shortly afterwards, brand new stores at St David’s in Cardiff and Bluewater Shopping Center in Kent will open their doors to shoppers.

The Cardiff store, one of the first Beauty Studio concept stores, is expanding into a new 11,000 sq ft space with a brand new treatment studio.

This allows the studio to offer additional make-up services in addition to beauty and piercings.

A fourth new store is expected to open in the summer at Stratford City’s Westfield location in London.

The new store will be one of Superdrug’s largest stores.

In total, the new shopping complex is expected to create 500 jobs nationwide.

Superdrug has also announced plans to expand seven existing stores and renovate a further 60 by 2024.

This includes new storefronts, fully recyclable signage, improved flooring and ceiling tiles made from bio-soluble mineral wool, clay and starch, energy efficient LED lighting, new floor layouts and improved fascia and internal signage.

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Nigel Duxbury, Superdrug’s property director, said: “We’ve changed a lot in the 60 years since the first Superdrug store opened on Putney’s high street, but we remain as committed as ever to providing a seamless shopping experience for our customers , by offering the very best in accessible health and beauty.

“This investment in physical stores means we can expand our footprint in key locations and highlights our continued commitment to high streets and retail destinations, which are an integral part of local communities and economies.”

Superdrug is the UK’s largest health and beauty retailer after Boots, with 830 stores across the UK and Ireland.

The retailer was purchased in 2002 by AS Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer.

AS Watson Group, founded in 1841, owns more than 16,100 stores under 12 retail brands in 28 markets and has approximately 130,000 employees worldwide.

Other British brands owned by AS Watson Group include Savers and The Perfume Shop.

SUPERDrug Savings

MET Superdrug’s Health and Beautycard customers earn one point for every £1 spent.

You must collect 100 points before you can spend them.

Customers can also receive special bonus offers by signing up at www.superdrug.com/beautycard.

Cardholders also get lower prices on select products when shopping in-store and online.

Members get free delivery when they spend €20 or more online.

IN OTHER NEWS

Several other retailers and catering establishments have plans to expand.

Beer giant Heineken has announced plans to invest £39 million in reopening 62 previously closed British pubs.

Aldi has announced it will open 35 new UK stores.

The openings are part of Aldi’s long-term target of 1,500 stores in Britain.

This year alone, the supermarket will invest £550 million in expanding its UK footprint.

Aldi said each new store opening will create an average of about 40 new jobs.

Asda has opened hundreds of convenience stores in recent months as it looks to compete with major players Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

B&M plans to open ‘no fewer than’ 45 brand new stores in the UK in each of the next two consecutive years.

The parent company of Bonmarché, Edinburgh Woolen Mill (EWM) and Peacocks, Purepay Retail Limited, has said it aims to open 100 new high street stores over the next 18 months.

The exact locations where the 100 stores will open or when they will open have yet to be announced.

One of Britain’s favorite bakery chains, Greggs, has exclusively revealed to The Sun plans to open more outlet branches by the end of 2025.

Home Bargains, which had just under 600 branches as of last June, has said it “ultimately wants to have between 800 and 1,000 stores open”.

However, the major discounter does not want to say when it wants to achieve the target of 1,000 stores.

Primark is also opening new branches and investing and renovating more than a dozen existing stores.

Screwfix will open 40 new stores nationwide as its owner, Kingfisher, looks to expand the DIY brand’s national presence.

The brand opened two new stores in March and another three new stores will open this month.

Tesco has unveiled plans to open a further 70 stores in Britain over the next year as part of major expansion plans.

WHSmith has shifted its focus to the travel side of its business, with plans to open new locations at airports, train stations and hospitals.

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