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Bunnings has opened its first store in Great Britain

The first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers in St. Albans.

The first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers in St. Albans.

Today, 2 February 2017, the Australian DIY chain Bunnings has opened its first store in Great Britain. The store is a converted former Homebase outlet in St. Albans, just north of London. It was reported in the British press that the Bunnings boss responsible for the UK, Peter 'PJ' Davis, presided over sausage sizzles on the barbecue for the opening. The Bunnings Warehouse has a retail area of roughly 6 200 m² with attached garden centre covering around 1 700 m². Around 30 000 products are available in the store.

The chain is adopting an aggressive pricing policy from the outset in Great Britain, guaranteeing to sell any product offered at a lower price by a competitor for ten per cent less. The Bunnings parent company Wesfarmers acquired the British Homebase chain just under a year ago.

| 2 February 2017

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