Home Bargains to open in Hereford on Saturday

Home Bargains is to open in Hereford on Saturday.

Home Bargains is to open in Hereford on Saturday.

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A NEW discount retailer is to open in Hereford on Saturday - creating up to 40 jobs.

The Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Phil Edwards, will officially open Home Bargains at the former Comet site in Holmer Road at 8.30am.

“We’re excited to be opening our first store in Hereford and look forward to welcoming new customers through the doors," said Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains.

"Holmer Road Retail Park will be a great location for us – we’re thrilled to be in a position to offer local people top branded goods at exceptionally low prices."

The store will sell general goods, food store and household items.

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3:50pm Wed 12 Feb 14

mizza21 says...

Welcome to the future my rural chums.
From electrical retail to plastic landfill junk
Welcome to the future my rural chums. From electrical retail to plastic landfill junk mizza21
  • Score: 27

9:09pm Wed 12 Feb 14

ad47uk says...

So another B&M, range, wilko type of thing. nothing to write home about.
So another B&M, range, wilko type of thing. nothing to write home about. ad47uk
  • Score: -1

10:30pm Wed 12 Feb 14

William Rudd says...

So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan
So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan William Rudd
  • Score: -23

7:00am Thu 13 Feb 14

ad47uk says...

William Rudd wrote:
So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan
Not moaning, just saying it is nothing to write home about. It is just the same as what we already got. i like Wilko in that it is in a good place, for me anyway. How often I will use it is another thing or Home bargains for that matter. i have never been in the Range, too far out.

As for the jobs, no doubt part time most of them. We need jobs with longer hours, not 24 hour or less contracts. the old market will be the same.
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan[/p][/quote]Not moaning, just saying it is nothing to write home about. It is just the same as what we already got. i like Wilko in that it is in a good place, for me anyway. How often I will use it is another thing or Home bargains for that matter. i have never been in the Range, too far out. As for the jobs, no doubt part time most of them. We need jobs with longer hours, not 24 hour or less contracts. the old market will be the same. ad47uk
  • Score: 13

9:12am Thu 13 Feb 14

mizza21 says...

Wilkos, B&M and now ths shower.
All of their products are high quality and made to last.
Their provenance is also without question, being as they are, not tawdry rubbish from china.
The jobs will be jobs worth having too. Not part time or low paid. Most certainly the replenishing of shelves will be intellectually challenging.

Really, is this what Britain has become. We are well chuffed about 40 of these jobs and one of these stores opening.
Wilkos, B&M and now ths shower. All of their products are high quality and made to last. Their provenance is also without question, being as they are, not tawdry rubbish from china. The jobs will be jobs worth having too. Not part time or low paid. Most certainly the replenishing of shelves will be intellectually challenging. Really, is this what Britain has become. We are well chuffed about 40 of these jobs and one of these stores opening. mizza21
  • Score: 8

9:18am Thu 13 Feb 14

Clarkester says...

Personally, I can't wait!
I do love a weekend trundle round B&M, looking at the bemused, confused, and angry customers.
Now I can wander up the road a little and do it all over again in a different place.
Awesome!
Personally, I can't wait! I do love a weekend trundle round B&M, looking at the bemused, confused, and angry customers. Now I can wander up the road a little and do it all over again in a different place. Awesome! Clarkester
  • Score: 4

9:20am Thu 13 Feb 14

Clarkester says...

I personally cannot wait!
I do love a good weekend trundle round B&M...
Watching the bemused, confused and angry customers picking their way through the high quality merchandise.
Now, even better, I can wander up the road and do it all over again in a different place.
Awesome!
I personally cannot wait! I do love a good weekend trundle round B&M... Watching the bemused, confused and angry customers picking their way through the high quality merchandise. Now, even better, I can wander up the road and do it all over again in a different place. Awesome! Clarkester
  • Score: -3

12:14pm Thu 13 Feb 14

petet25 says...

Much welcomed to be fair. Been hoping Hereford would have a home bargains for quite some time.

I don't know what it is but some of the offers and products at home bargains are much better than what you will find and B and M and especially Wilkos.

People who are comparing home bargains to wilkos clearly have never been in a home bargains store before.
Much welcomed to be fair. Been hoping Hereford would have a home bargains for quite some time. I don't know what it is but some of the offers and products at home bargains are much better than what you will find and B and M and especially Wilkos. People who are comparing home bargains to wilkos clearly have never been in a home bargains store before. petet25
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Herefordboy says...

First B&M then The Range ,then Wilko now Home Bargains,.All selling pretty much the same things in a small place like Hereford.I give it 6 months before one of them closes and my money is on Wilko closing within 3 months of the new market site opening and sucking the lifeblood from the city centre.
First B&M then The Range ,then Wilko now Home Bargains,.All selling pretty much the same things in a small place like Hereford.I give it 6 months before one of them closes and my money is on Wilko closing within 3 months of the new market site opening and sucking the lifeblood from the city centre. Herefordboy
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

What a bunch, some people have tight budgets and have to shop around, in fact there are branded goods on sale in them at a lower price than supermarkets etc. So get back to your moaning about empty shops, just like this one was.
What a bunch, some people have tight budgets and have to shop around, in fact there are branded goods on sale in them at a lower price than supermarkets etc. So get back to your moaning about empty shops, just like this one was. Mr.Herefordian
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Clarkester says...

Okay.
Moan... Mumble... Empty shops... Grumble... Moan...
Okay. Moan... Mumble... Empty shops... Grumble... Moan... Clarkester
  • Score: -2

6:21pm Thu 13 Feb 14

ad47uk says...

Mr.Herefordian wrote:
What a bunch, some people have tight budgets and have to shop around, in fact there are branded goods on sale in them at a lower price than supermarkets etc. So get back to your moaning about empty shops, just like this one was.
People have tight budgets because they can't get a full time job,, they have to put up with stupid part time contracts. contract which do nothing for this country either as most people on these contracts will not pay tax. the companies to fine out of it, they don't have to pay for breaks.

i am sure some people just don't think these things through, just like our useless council
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Herefordian[/bold] wrote: What a bunch, some people have tight budgets and have to shop around, in fact there are branded goods on sale in them at a lower price than supermarkets etc. So get back to your moaning about empty shops, just like this one was.[/p][/quote]People have tight budgets because they can't get a full time job,, they have to put up with stupid part time contracts. contract which do nothing for this country either as most people on these contracts will not pay tax. the companies to fine out of it, they don't have to pay for breaks. i am sure some people just don't think these things through, just like our useless council ad47uk
  • Score: 5

5:53am Fri 14 Feb 14

B the B says...

William Rudd wrote:
So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan
well said. They can't help themselves
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: So an empty shop opens with 40 new jobs and you still moan[/p][/quote]well said. They can't help themselves B the B
  • Score: 1

11:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

littlewhitebull says...

Great shop with superb bargains at times. A bit like B and M admittedly, but always glad to compare prices during these economically challenging times. Used to visit the Home Bargains store in Brynmawr from time to time when in that area. Always found good products at superb prices - I shall definitely be using the Hereford branch.
Great shop with superb bargains at times. A bit like B and M admittedly, but always glad to compare prices during these economically challenging times. Used to visit the Home Bargains store in Brynmawr from time to time when in that area. Always found good products at superb prices - I shall definitely be using the Hereford branch. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 7

6:58pm Fri 14 Feb 14

AylestoneVoice says...

And nobody has mentioned the new Poundstretcher just opened!!!!!!!!!!
And nobody has mentioned the new Poundstretcher just opened!!!!!!!!!! AylestoneVoice
  • Score: 0

11:19am Sat 15 Feb 14

ad47uk says...

AylestoneVoice wrote:
And nobody has mentioned the new Poundstretcher just opened!!!!!!!!!!
Is that a replacement or a second one? It is closer to me than the other Poundstretcher , I may pop in if I around that area.
[quote][p][bold]AylestoneVoice[/bold] wrote: And nobody has mentioned the new Poundstretcher just opened!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Is that a replacement or a second one? It is closer to me than the other Poundstretcher , I may pop in if I around that area. ad47uk
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Sat 15 Feb 14

oldergit says...

Save a penny. I go to the 99p. shop next to the Pond Shop. Ludicrous.
Save a penny. I go to the 99p. shop next to the Pond Shop. Ludicrous. oldergit
  • Score: -1

12:35pm Tue 18 Feb 14

dodger3 says...

All these new retail outlets, to be honest I've got mixed feeling. Where are the customers gonna come from, where do they earn the pennies to spend in these new shops. Most of the employees will be youngsters, working part time on the minimum wage (well done to them). It appears to be the 'service industry' creating work, when ideally we need a mixed economy creating employment. Come on Rotherwas enterprise zone, get some manufacturing units in, creating apprenticeships, and the chance for Herefordians to earn a LIVING wage.
All these new retail outlets, to be honest I've got mixed feeling. Where are the customers gonna come from, where do they earn the pennies to spend in these new shops. Most of the employees will be youngsters, working part time on the minimum wage (well done to them). It appears to be the 'service industry' creating work, when ideally we need a mixed economy creating employment. Come on Rotherwas enterprise zone, get some manufacturing units in, creating apprenticeships, and the chance for Herefordians to earn a LIVING wage. dodger3
  • Score: 0

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