BARBADIAN FRANCHISE OF CARIBBEAN FURNITURE OUTLET TO OPEN NEW BRANCH IN WILDEY

Come November 2014, Standard Distributors will be opening a new spacious, modern retail store in Wildey.

(FILE IMAGE) The new 10,000 square foot space located on the eastern side of the MQI complex in Wildey will, in the words of CEO Katrina Newton, "be a more contemporary, modern and airy location."  She added "We will be carrying a vastly improved product range complete with new modern displays that will surely be pleasing to our customers."

(FILE IMAGE) The new 10,000 square foot space located on the eastern side of the MQI complex in Wildey will, in the words of CEO Katrina Newton, “be a more contemporary, modern and airy location.” She added “We will be carrying a vastly improved product range complete with new modern displays that will surely be pleasing to our customers.”

In order to execute the relocation of the store, the Haggatt Hall branch will be closing at the end of September but customers will be able to shop and pay their bills at the expanded Meadow Road Bargain Centre or the refreshed Tudor Street store in Bridgetown. The opening hours at Tudor Street have been extended on Thursdays and Fridays to 7 p.m. and free parking is now available to customers at the City Centre Car Park on presentation of their bills.

During the closure period, the nine (9) employees of the Haggatt Hall store will join the staff at the Bargain Centre so that customers will continue to identify with staff with whom they are familiar and shop for quality items at bargain prices. All employees will undergo intensive customer service training to further enhance the customer experience, prior to moving into their new surroundings at Wildey.

Customers will be able to take advantage of the many bargains at the Relocation Sale that will take place at the Haggatt Hall branch from the middle of September which will also facilitate the closure. Items not sold then will be moved to the Bargain Centre at Meadow Road until the new location opens. This will allow the clearance of stock to make way for the new range of products ordered in time for the Pre-Christmas opening.

“I am extremely excited about the new store and launching the new look of Standard,” stated the CEO “The store design will better showcase the new, exciting product range and offer a superior customer experience. One feature of the design is the fully working kitchen that we will use for in-store demonstrations showcasing the exclusive Kenmore range of appliances. It will be a home owner’s dream to visit the new Standard when we move to Wildey,” she concluded.

Nicholas Mouttet, President and CEO of the ANSA McAL group, of which Standard is a subsidiary, explained “The economy may be down now, but we know it is going to bounce back and we are positioning ourselves for that. This relocation shows our commitment to Barbados. Our customers will see that we have also refreshed the Tudor Street branch. So all in all, we are here for the long haul. Standard has been here for 55 years now and we expect to be here for another 55 more,” he added.

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