Discount retailer ‘over the moon’ with first day’s trading at new Raunds store

Yesterday's grand opening of the new store in Raunds

Yesterday's grand opening of the new store in Raunds

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A discount retailer enjoyed a successful day’s trading after opening its doors for the first time.

QD Stores opened its new store in Brook Street at 9am yesterday (Thursday) and staff were delighted with the response from customers as they got their first look round the shop.

The ribbon-cutting at the new Raunds store

The ribbon-cutting at the new Raunds store

Helen Foster, commercial director for the QD Stores Group, said: “The town of Raunds has welcomed their new QD store with open arms.

“There is a real sense of community here and support for local businesses, and we have been overwhelmed with the positive feedback our new QD store has received from everyone who has come to see us.

“The store has been very busy since we first opened our doors and we are over the moon to have received such a fantastic response on our first day of trading.”

The new store has created seven new jobs in Raunds and stocks numerous products for the home, garden and pets.

QD Stores is part of the QD Group, which is an independent, family-owned chain comprising 45 value retail outlets, including 22 QD Stores across the country, with a further new QD store opening in Melton Mowbray later this month.