New Home Bargains store set to open this weekend in Edinburgh bringing 66 jobs with it

Home Bargains has invested approximately £500,000 in its new store which is set to open in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 7:00 am
Home Bargains Hermiston Gait Retail, Edinburgh.

The new branch is located on Hermiston Gait Retail Park and is due to open at 8am on Saturday, March, 20, joining 500 other Home Bargains stores across the UK.

The company is investing roughly £500,000 in its new store and is creating 66 jobs within the local community.

Jan Harley, the new Edinburgh store manager, said: “It’s a huge honour to be opening our new Edinburgh store this weekend and something that I’m exceptionally proud of.

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“Having worked for Home Bargains for just over six years, and in the retail sector in general for several years before that, this is certainly a special moment and one I’ll cherish for the rest of my career.”

The 14,995 sq ft store, which formerly housed Office Outlet, will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.

As the new store opens, Home Bargains will also be donating £2,000 to local charity LOVE Gorgie Farm, a little piece of countryside in the heart of Edinburgh.

Julie O’Donnell, Operations Director at LOVE Group, said: "This donation is so very gratefully received by LOVE Gorgie Farm, and will allow us to continue our vital work for the local community.

"Part of the funding will go to the food bank and its continued efforts supporting those in need.

"Further to that, the donation will be used to provide feed for the animals and allow us to complete small renovation works throughout the farm.”

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