Nisbets will open two new stores on Monday, taking its retail network in the UK to 30 branches.
Sites in Norwich and Sheffield will both open for business at 9am and look to target local caterers keen to get hold of light and heavy duty equipment.
Both shops will stock more than 3,000 products, but Nisbets points out that it can offer up to 25,000 products on next-day delivery at all its stores.
Amy Roberts, retail marketing manager at Nisbets, said the company is delighted to hit the 30-store milestone, which it has achieved in less than three years.
“Now with 30 Nisbets sites throughout the country, we are able to assist our customers on the telephone, via our website or face-to-face in store,” she said. “This puts Nisbets in a unique position within the industry and ensures that, no matter what our customers’ needs, we have a variety of ways in which to serve them.”
FEJ first revealed Nisbets’ plans to open in Sheffield back in October. The company has secured a 6,500 square foot retail unit at Redvers House on Union Street that was formerly occupied by Currys. The electrical retailer had been let the store until 2019 but vacated it last year.
The nearest existing Nisbets stores to Sheffield were previously Leeds and Nottingham.
Ben White, associate at Knight Frank in Sheffield, said at the time that Nisbets had picked a location with strong growth potential.
“This area of Sheffield has undergone substantial regeneration over the past 10 years with the prestigious office development of St Paul’s Place and the Heart of the City attractions nearby plus The Moor retail and leisure refurbishment scheme,” he said.
“Also nearby is Sheffield’s proposed New Retail Quarter, a comprehensive shopping scheme, which could provide up to 800,000 sq ft of new shopping and leisure located less than 75 yards north on the corner of Furnival Gate and Pinstone Street.”