The Original Factory Shop sets new store opening targets in expansion plans

The Original Factory Shop has announced plans to increase its number of stores as it continues with its mission to become the UK’s leading local, value, brand led retailer.

The retailer is planning on opening over 50 new stores over the coming three years, having recently opened two new stores in Nailsea, Somerset and Holsworthy, Devon. It is likely to create around 600 jobs with roles including Store Managers and Supervisors

It’s the next stage of a growth plan for the retailer, that in the last six months has launched its first transactional website, as well as a “Reserve & Collect” service available at its stores nationwide.

Phil Briggs, Managing Director for The Original Factory Shop says: “Our shops sit at the heart of local life, making a difference in communities. This commitment to store opening targets over the next three years is testament to the importance of convenience stores and the role that our shops play in local life and will help provide more job opportunities in local communities at a time when they need them most.”

During the pandemic, The Original Factory Shop remained open as an essential retailer and played a key role in serving local communities as customers increasingly preferred to shop locally rather than travel longer distances to larger towns. With many stores located in coastal and seasonal towns, they are also likely to benefit from the growing demand for staycations this year.

The Original Factory Shop sells groceries and essential items at supermarket prices or better, with leading brands including Coca-Cola, Pedigree, Finish, Walkers and Andrex. They regularly feature new and exciting bargains from brands including Orla Kiely, Under Armour, Nike, Molton Brown, Sketchers and Clarins.

The Original Factory Shop, founded in 1969, now has 166 stores across the UK.