day's trading at B&M Burnham-On-Sea store was 'hugely busy'
retailer B&M says it experienced a "hugely busy first day"
as it opened its new store in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday.
manager of the new B&M store, Dennis Chick, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The level of interest took us by surprise - we had a very
busy opening day and received a lot of positive feedback from customers."
Pier Street store, which replaces the former Morrisons supermarket,
was formally opened by Burnham's Mayor with a ribbon-cutting ceremony,
Cllr Michael Clarke said: "I'm pleased to see the store open
and relieved that something is being done with this vacant site,
with over 60 jobs being created."
Operations Director Martin Roberts said: "Were feeling
really positive about the creation of the new jobs and opening -
we hope customers are delighted with their new store."
new store sells a wide variety of branded and own label products
including toys, food & drink, pet products and health &
concern that the store may impact existing shops in the town, Burnham's
Chamber of Trade held further talks with B&M management and
secured a commitment that the store will offer copies of the Chamber's
shopping guide brochure to promote town centre shops. It will also
discuss other funding opportunities.