Screwfix opens 500th store

Screwfix opens 500th store

Omnichannel retailer, Screwfix has opened its 500th UK store at Lumina Park, Enfield, north London, marking a major milestone in the retailer’s expansion of its store network.

Since opening its first store in Yeovil in 2005, Screwfix has grown significantly and has opened one store per week for the past six years meaning 90% of the UK population is within a 20 minute drive time of a store.

Screwfix’s second store in Enfield – Southbury has brought 15 more jobs to the local community, bringing the UK Screwfix team to over 10,000 employees.

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, commented: “We’re immensely proud to be opening our 500th Screwfix store. This is a significant moment for our business and demonstrates our focus on continued growth to meet the needs of our busy customers.

“As we reach this milestone for Screwfix, I want to thank our staff and, of course our customers.  Our success relies on their success, so we remain as committed as ever to making things easier for them.”

Since starting life as the Woodscrew Supply Company in 1979, Screwfix has always strived to deliver convenience, value and the wide product range required by its busy trade customers and serious DIYers. Its store network is visited by 2.9m customers a year and by 2.5 million unique visitors each week.

Screwfix says its continued investment in bricks and mortar alongside other elements of its omnichannel retail model, ensures customer convenience is prioritised, as they know they can get the products they need at a store close by.  Screwfix understands that time is money for many of its customers and, as a result, offers other services for convenience such as its award-winning 24/7 UK contact centre, extended opening hours at its stores and next day deliveries seven days a week.

In addition, its ever-growing Click & Collect service, which enables customers to pick-up their goods in as little as one minute after ordering online or over the phone, has already received more than 13 million orders.

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