to create 50 jobs in Burnham-On-Sea as store replaces Morrisons
50 new jobs are set to be created when a new B&M store opens
in place of Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket.
discount retailer, which is set take over the Pier Street store
shortly, says it hopes to employ some of those who previously
worked at the former Morrisons store.
B&M spokesperson said: "We are feeling really positive
about the creation of more than 50 new jobs for local people and
will be inviting colleagues who worked at the former store to
interview for these posts, as well as opening them up to the wider
to traders' concerns about the wide range of products it sells,
the B&M spokesman added: "We offer a broad range of products
across many commodity groups which enables us to trade in all
seasons. This helps us to attract significant footfall all year
round, attracting new and existing customers to the town centre.
In the main this will be of huge benefit to the local traders
have been raised about the opening of the store by Burnham's MP,
Mayor, Chamber of Trade and Town Centre Manager - as reported
of the traders who is concerned about the store is Colin Morris
at GW Hurleys in the High Street, who says: "This was a commercial
decision by Morrisons. They obviously wanted to get rid of the
lease so there's been nothing we can do about it as retailers."
just a shame that it's this particular type of store - it's not
going to bring people in, it will just kill off bits of the town."
is a well known name in the Midlands, but not here. We are small
individual shops and we just can't the discounts and quantities
to compete. It's not that it's not fair - we would all go into
big business if we could, but we are stuck fighting the big boys."
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