Iceland Food Warehouse aims for more stores in North Wales

Iceland has submitted plans to open another Food Warehouse store in North Wales – and hopes it won’t be the only one. The Deeside-based brand currently has Food Warehouses in Wrexham[1], Mold[2] and Flint[3] – part of a 144 strong UK portfolio. But they want to increase this number, Business Live reports.[4]

: North Wales sisters who started multi-million pound fashion empire in a shed set to open first shop[5] It has seen plans submitted for a new store at the Menai Retail Park in Bangor[6], where they would replace Carpetright, creating 20 to 25 jobs. Ryan Parsonage, from Iceland Foods, said: “The business has 144 Food Warehouse stores trading across the United Kingdom including 13 in Wales.

“We are keen to increase our representation in North Wales expanding on our existing Food Warehouse locations inWrexham, Mold and Flint[7][8][9] “We are continuing to roll out our Food Warehouse trading format on a UK basis to sit alongside our existing network of High Street stores. “The business has been actively searching for potential premises in North Wales and the premises at Menai Retail Park, subject to these proposals, meets our requirements.

“Iceland and Food Warehouse is a Welsh company based out of our head office in Deeside Flintshire[10]. We are committed to investment in Wales, growing our business in the country and creating jobs for Welsh people.

Food Warehouse expansion with plans for Bangor store

“We, as a business, are keen to expand our Food Warehouse brand and make Menai Retail Park our 14th Welsh Food Warehouse store. “We will be making a significant capital investment in this project in excess of a million pounds creating in the region of 20-25 new jobs across a range of roles.

The majority, if not all of these roles, will be filled by local residents as is the case with our other stores across the country.”

The plans have been submitted with Gwynedd council.[11]

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References

  1. ^ Wrexham (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ Mold (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  3. ^ Flint (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  4. ^ Business Live reports. (www.business-live.co.uk)
  5. ^ North Wales sisters who started multi-million pound fashion empire in a shed set to open first shop (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  6. ^ Bangor (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  7. ^ Wrexham (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  8. ^ Mold (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  9. ^ Flint (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  10. ^ Deeside Flintshire (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  11. ^ Gwynedd council. (www.dailypost.co.uk)