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Crawley Carpetright NOT one of the 92 sites to close

Crawley site to stay open as East Grinstead and Redhill are set to close.

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More bad news from the High Street retailers as another large chain announces ‘tough’ action with intent to close 92 stores axing around 300 jobs.

But the news does not stop there as the chain say that another 113 have been identified as having serious concerns whether that is through performance or through current lease terms with some even being questioned as to their sustainability.

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With three in direct proximity to Crawley residents including one near the town centre, it is only Crawley’s site that has escaped this cull.

Redhill and East Grinstead are both to close as part of these cuts.

Carpetright has said that some staff will be relocated but there will be job losses.

The news comes as the latest figures for the High Street show another surge towards online purchasing with only coffee shops and bookstores among the few current showing growth not decline.

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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