Huge turnout for the grand opening
Hundreds of bargain hunters queued outside a new B&M store in Glasgow on Saturday, despite the freezing temperatures. The store, located at the former Toys R Us site in Helen Street, opened its doors at 9am and welcomed eager customers who were looking for some great deals.
Some shoppers arrived as early as 7am and waited in the cold for two hours to be among the first to enter the store. They were rewarded with free face masks, hand sanitizers, and vouchers to spend on their purchases.
The store manager, Craig McCallum, said he was delighted with the turnout and thanked the customers for their patience and support. He said: “We’ve been feeling really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and feedback on the new store has been fantastic so far.”
What’s on offer at the new store
The new B&M store boasts a wide range of products, including toys, homeware, furniture, electricals, pet supplies, and groceries. It also features a garden centre where customers can find plants, tools, and accessories for their outdoor spaces.
One of the main attractions of the store is the B&M Big Toy Event, which offers discounts on popular brands such as Lego, Barbie, Paw Patrol, and Disney. Customers can also find bargains on Christmas decorations, gifts, and wrapping paper.
The store also has a fresh and frozen food section, where customers can buy products from brands such as Birds Eye, McCain, Aunt Bessie’s, and Walls. This is part of B&M’s partnership with Heron Foods, which aims to provide customers with more choice and convenience.
How B&M is coping with the pandemic
B&M is one of the few retailers that has been allowed to stay open during the lockdown, as it sells essential goods. However, the company has taken several measures to ensure the safety of its staff and customers amid the pandemic.
The company has implemented social distancing guidelines, such as limiting the number of customers in the store, installing protective screens at the tills, and providing hand sanitizing stations. It has also encouraged customers to wear face masks and pay by card or contactless whenever possible.
B&M has also donated millions of pounds worth of products to NHS and frontline workers, as well as food banks and charities. The company has also given a 10% discount to all NHS staff as a gesture of appreciation.