SHOPPERS QUEUE AS NEW DISCOUNT RETAILER ONE BELOW OPENS AT THE HARDSHAW CENTRE19/03/2019
More than 200 bargain lovers queued to get through the doors of new discount retailer One Below at the Hardshaw Centre in St Helens at the weekend.
The store is the latest venture by father and son entrepreneurs Christopher Edwards (36) and Christopher Edwards Senior, who founded Poundworld Retail Limited before it was sold to American private equity conglomerate, TPG Capital in 2014.
One Below opened on Saturday (March 16, 2019) in the former Poundworld unit in The Hardshaw Centre, creating 20 local retail jobs for the town.
The new independent chain sells more than 5,000 products, retailing at £1 or less, including items across 10 departments including groceries, home, health and beauty, baby care, toy, DIY, partyware, craft and gardening.
Christopher Edwards managing director at One Below said: “We’re delighted to have received a great welcome from St Helens shoppers, with queues down the shopping centre for our opening. We’re happy to be open in The Hardshaw Centre and we look forward to providing locals with stand out value on thousands of amazing products.”
Welcoming the new tenant, Gary Mitchell, centre manager, said: “We’re thrilled to have attracted a new national retailer to the Hardshaw Centre, which promises to provide even more choice for our customers. Judging by how popular the opening day was, this is a great addition to the centre.”