Halfords to reopen 53 stores with big changes – full list of branches

Halfords to reopen 53 stores with big changes – full list of branches

Halfords has announced plans for a trial to reopen branches across the UK. This is the full list of 53 stores that will reopen.

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In March this year, non-essential stores across the country closed as social distancing measures were enforced.

While Halfords was considered an essential retailer, the retailer has used a Dark Store model which means customers have not been able to freely browse.

Instead, orders have been placed while customers wait outside.

Following trials in Peterborough and Bristol Cribbs Causeway, the retailer will open a further 53 stores across the UK.

Full list of branches to open

Inverness

Stirling

Dundee

Edinburgh – Straiton

Hamilton

Preston

York

North Shields

Stockport

Aintree

Liverpool, Edge Lane

Huddersfield

Wakefield

Doncaster

Sheffield, Queens

Chester

Telford

Leicester, St Margarets

Newport

Gloucester

Hereford

Leamington Spa

Cribbs Causeway

Frome

Swindon

Poole

Basingstoke

Fareham

Plymouth

Exeter

Yeovil

Taunton

Peterborough

Lincoln, Tritton

Norwich

Ipswich Euro

Chelmsford

Braintree

Cambridge

Colchester

Aylesbury

Milton Keynes

Stevenage

Bedford

Hemel Hempstead

Harlow

High Wycombe

New Malden

Eastbourne

Maidstone

Ashford

Thanet

Chatham

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The branches will open as a Retail Lite model with new social distancing measures put into place.

These include restricting how many shoppers enter a store at one time and floor markings to ensure customers keep a safe distance.

Cleaning stations will also be placed at entrances and customers are asked not to handle or try on products.

These measures will ensure both employees and customers stay safe while shopping in stores.

Graham Stapleton, CEO of Halfords, said: “We are pleased to be in a position to start letting our customers back into our stores.

“However, we are going to be reopening them to our customers gradually and cautiously in order to be absolutely certain that our colleagues and customers have a safe environment in which to work and shop.

“There has been a big surge in demand for our bike products and services as people have taken to cycling during the lockdown, both for commuting and for fun.

“We are also anticipating a similar level of demand for our motoring products and services in the coming days, as people begin to use vehicles again that in some cases will have been off the road for many weeks.

“The launch of our new Retail Lite model will assist us in meeting this increased demand, which in turn will allow us to continue helping to keep the UK moving.”

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