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SALES EXCEED EXPECTATION AS SHOPPERS RETURN TO MARSHALL’S YARD
18 June 2020
The team at Gainsborough’s Marshall’s Yard welcomed thousands of shoppers back this week as restrictions on non-essential stores were lifted across the UK.
Key essential stores have remained open throughout the lock-down but this week has seen a phased return to even more of the Yard’s popular stores, with most reporting stronger sales than anticipated as shoppers turned out in large numbers.
The independent department store Browns opened on Monday 15th June and shoppers were clearly keen to see a return to fashion and beauty products as they traded five times better than a normal Monday.
All stores have put strict safety and social distancing measures in place and limited the number of shoppers allowed in their store. This along with a well-planned queuing system and phased openings throughout the week ensured a smooth return to trading.
On Monday (June 15th) Seasalt, New Look, Browns Department Store, Mountain Warehouse and Coe and Coe all re-opened at Marshalls Yard. Next also opened on Thursday 18th June.
The Works joining the growing list of returning retailers on Wednesday June 17th and others are also planning to re-launch throughout the month. Other stores open at the centre include; Holland and Barrett, Superdrug, M&S Simply Food, Wilkos, Vision Express, Specsavers and Poundland.
Café’s and restaurants are awaiting further guidance from the Government as well as hair and beauty salons and gyms.
Centre Manager at Marshall’s Yard Alison Shipperbottom said: “We worked closely with all our returning store teams before they opened to ensure a safe and smooth return to trading this week.
“The response from our shoppers has been just fantastic, we have some really loyal customers here at the Yard and we’ve been delighted to welcome so many of them back.
“Retailers such as Browns, New Look and Seasalt have had a great start to trading. With Marshall’s Yard being an outdoor centre with lots of space I think customers have felt confident to return to shop with us and it has been lovely to see the Yard bustling again and our store teams back at work.”
To keep up to date with news and events at Marshall’s Yard visit www.marshallsyard.co.uk
For further information, contact:-
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644