29/09/2015

B&Q To Close Five Stores In NI

DIY retailer B&Q has confirmed it is to close five of its nine stores in Northern Ireland.

The chain, which is owned by Kingfisher, is expected to shut its branch on the Boucher Road in Belfast and also its branch on the Buncrana Road in L'Derry.

Its stores in Ballymena, Craigavon and Sprucefield are also believed to be closing down.
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Diarmuid Walsh, B&Q's divisional director for Northern Ireland B&Q said: "B&Q has served the people of Northern Ireland for 26 years and the decision to reshape our store network in the region has been a hard one to make, however it forms an important part of our mission to reinvent home improvement for the modern age.

"We remain committed to our customers here and will be investing to offer an enhanced range of home improvement essentials at the four remaining B&Q stores as well as online at diy.com.

"This now offers over 40,000 home improvement products with the convenience of being delivered to the customer’s home or to their local store, through our Click & Collect service.

"Over the coming months, we will be focused on redeploying as many colleagues impacted by these changes as we can."

(CD/MH)

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