The opening of discount retail chain B&M in Burnham-On-Sea continues to step closer with a banner appearing outside the store this week to promote its recuitment of staff.

B&M is taking over the former Morrisons store in Pier Street and is widely expected to open the store in the autumn.

B&M will employ around 50 staff at the new store, and last month it began advertising for a Store Manager and a Deputy Store Manager via its website here.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of B&M’s store on existing shops in Burnham.

Responding to traders’ concerns about the products it sells, B&M said: “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 and vitality.”

Also see:
Reaction to B&M’s decision to take over Burnham’s Morrisons store

Confirmed – Discount store B&M takes over Burnham Morrisons site

Businesses in Burnham-On-Sea discuss future of former Morrisons site

Video: Mayor thanks staff at Burnham’s Morrisons store as it shuts

Council ‘confident’ that Burnham Morrisons store won’t be empty long

Burnham’s MP meets campaigners battling to save Morrisons store

Burnham Morrisons staff told store will shut at the end of November

Protest held over Burnham Morrisons closure at council debate

Morrisons to close its Burnham-On-Sea store