Makro reveals next stores for revamp

Makro has announced the next eight locations in its major store investment programme, which will see all 30 of its UK stores revamped by the end of 2010.

Stores in Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol and Glasgow will be revamped this summer and a further four, Croydon, Park Royal, Cardiff and Washington, will be refreshed in phase two commencing at the end of August.

Makro says these eight stores follow the success of two stores revamped last year, Manchester and Queensferry, which have been showing positive results.

Managing director Hannes Floto said: “We trialled the concept last year in two stores and it has proved successful, so we’re now motoring ahead with the roll-out.

“It is a huge task, but it forms a major part of our clear shift in strategy away from an ‘all things to all businesses’ approach, to one which is tailored to the needs of HoReCa [hotel, restaurant and catering] and trader customers.

“Alongside the store revamps we’re also rolling out new equipment including walk-in cool rooms for fresh products and creating dedicated customer consultant positions across all stores to ensure we continue to meet the specialist needs of catering professionals and traders.”

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