June 4, 2020
Wren Kitchens has restarted its nationwide showroom expansion plans with the reveal of locations that will take it up to 100 stores.
Wren, which describes itself as ‘the UK’s number one kitchen retailer’, opened its 92nd showroom in Banbury last month.
It has now confirmed it will open a further four showrooms throughout July and August in Worcester, Wakefield, Wolverhampton and Peterborough.
Eight more will then follow scheduled to open in the Autumn/Winter period in Mansfield, Altrincham, Oldham, Greenwich, Northampton, Kings Lynn, Durham and Carlisle.
One of these will be the 100th store and plans are already in place for growth beyond that number next year.
A Wren Kitchens spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be recommencing our showroom roll out programme. It’s great to have good news to announce at this time and be able to say to our customers in these towns and cities that a Wren showroom is on its way! We are now considering further premium locations for showroom openings in 2021.”
According to Wren, on average its showrooms are 15,000 sqft and display over 50 full kitchens. Launched in 2009, it manufactures all of its kitchens in the UK and employs around 5,500 people across its sites.
At the start of May, Wren shocked the industry by reopening its showrooms on an appointment only basis, seemingly flouting the government instructions for non-essential stores to remain closed during the coronavirus lockdown.
However, kbbreview then revealed that the openings were legitimate as permission had been granted by Trading Standards after the company had argued it fell under the ‘building supplies’ category of essential retailers.
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