A discount chain which sells branded products at bargain prices could be set to open its latest store at a popular Derby retail park.
A planning application has recently been submitted to Derby City Council to put up new signage at a unit at Wyvern Retail Park that was formerly occupied by Currys PC World.
And the planning documents reveal that the business moving into the vacant property looks set to be national discount retail chain Home Bargains.
The application has been submitted by T J Morris Ltd, the company which owns the Home Bargains brand.
The business was founded more than 40 years ago by Tom Morris, who opened his first store in Liverpool.
Today, it is one of the biggest privately-owned companies in the UK, with more than 400 stores employing around 17,000.
According to the firm, it has ambitions to grow its number of store to 800 – and employ more than 30,000 staff.
This document submitted as part of the application shows that the new signage would be for Home Bargains
If everything is given the green light, the Wyvern Retail Park store would be Home Bargains’ third Derby store. It already has outlets at Bradshaw Retail Park and in Moore Street, off Normanton Road.
At this stage, it is not known when the Wyvern store might open or how many people it would employ.
Home Bargains stores operate on one key principle – selling branded goods at the lowest price possible. The strap line used by the firm is “Top Brands, Bottom Prices”.
On average, its outlets stock around 4,000 branded product lines. The stores sell a variety of household items including food, clothing and games.
Home Bargains sells thousands of branded products at low prices
Examples of some of the deals offered by Home Bargains can be found on the retailer’s website.
They include Bakers dog food (case of four x 2.7kg bags), which has a RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of £26.60, but is sold by Home Bargains for £18.36, representing a saving of £8.24.
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A case of Budweiser beer (24 x 300ml bottles) is being sold for £19.96, £10.04 cheaper than the RRP of £30.
A box of Golden Wonder ready salted crisps (48 packs) has a RRP of £21.60 – but Home Bargains is selling it for £9.60, which is a saving of £12.
And a case of 12 Pampers baby wipes with vitamin E is being sold for £9.48 – a huge £20.16 cheaper than the RRP of £29.64.
Source: Derby Telegraph