Value retail chain QD Stores has opened its latest store in Cromer, creating 15 local jobs.
The new store in Cadogan Road near to Cromer Bus Station and will stock QD’s wide range of products including extensive ranges in groceries, furniture and home, garden, pets and clothing.
QD operates 43 stores principally in East Anglia and as far west as Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Group chief executive Nick Rubins cites QD and sister brands Lathams, Cherry Lane Garden Centres and Thing-Me-Bobs as one of the original value retailers.
The concept, founded by Nick’s father and current chairman, Danny Rubins, was to create a range of independently owned stores which offered a wide range of constantly changing, ‘quality’ products at ‘discounted’ prices, hence the QD in the company’s name.
Says Nick: “QD was one of the first discounters on the High Street in East Anglia and, despite strong competition, our business continues to thrive and remains a key part of the local communities in which we operate.
“We’re proud of the business we’ve established and of its strong foundations. Everything is paid for, not built on credit.”
The QD Group employs approximately 1,500 people, some of whom have worked for the organisation for more than 25 years.
More at www.qdstores.co.uk
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Issued February 2016
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