New format stores for Pau and Toulouse, France
In May 2014 Castorama France opened new format stores in Pau, in the south west of France close to the Pyrénées, and Toulouse in the Haute-Garonne.
The stores have been built with shelving that is much clearer and easier to shop and the outside display is accessible by car for picking up larger items.
The stores employ 105 and 140 people and stock 50,000 and 40,000 products respectively. They both also boast a new service – customers can place their orders online and collect them from the stores within 2 hours from dedicated collection points – great for busy customers.
Other services available from the stores include van hire for getting larger items home, home delivery, installation services and design centres for bespoke projects.