Out of town discount retailer Matalan will open its first new store in three years next week.
The 26,300 sq ft store in Cheetham Hill Retail Park in Manchester will open on September 17, creating 100 jobs.
The store will offer the retailer’s Be Beau, Et Vous, Soon and Rogers+Rogers womenswear brands and its 24/7 menswear brand.
The store opening signals the start of Matalan’s ambitions to open as many as 100 stores over the next few years.
Matalan, which has 203 stores, said in June that like-for-like sales for the 14 weeks ended June 6 were up 8.2% after posting a strong set of results for the year to February 28.
Matalan chief executive Alistair McGeorge said: “We are very pleased with our recent performance and our continued growth. Despite the difficult UK economy, our store expansion programme plans are well underway and we are delighted to open our new store in Manchester.
“Importantly this is our first UK store opening in 3 years. We believe there is significant scope for new Matalan stores in the UK and expect to continue to exploit this opportunity in coming years. ”