30,000 to 50,000
Products featured in large format stores
These stores serve all customers’ needs under one roof. The ‘Everyday DIYer’ can find the largest assortment of repair and maintenance products in the market at the best price. Specialist staff are available for advice and the store has a large demonstration area for DIY master classes in the evenings and at weekends. The ‘Project initiator’ can browse the many roomsets displaying complete kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms and plan a major project with the help of dedicated design consultants. Many of the project finishing touches are also stocked. The ‘Trade professional’ can shop in a dedicated area of the store with easy access for loading commercial vehicles. The store has extended opening hours for the convenience of all its customers.
These stores specialise in serving the ‘Everyday DIYer’ and the ‘Trade professional’. Typically they offer the largest range of repair and maintenance products in their local market at the keenest prices. Often located closer to town centres, they are convenient for all day-to-day customer needs.
The smaller size of these stores is an advantage in those markets where availability of larger sites is limited by congestion or planning restrictions.
These stores are specifically designed to satisfy the needs of the ‘Trade professional’ although increasingly ‘Everyday DIYers’ use them too. Their smaller size and trade focus makes finding sites and obtaining planning permission easier and they require significantly less capital investment.