Independent retailer Get Connected has strengthened its store estate by adding six new stores.
The new stores located in Llanelli, Wrexham and Porth have now opened, with the remaining sites in Neath, Maesteg and Pontypride expected to open before christmas.
The expansion has resulted in 18 new jobs and brings the number of Get Connected stores to 49.
Get Connected managing director Damian Cole said: “There is so much doom and gloom about the state of the economy that I feel it is important to clearly state our position to customers and staff and provide some Christmas cheer along the way.
“The expansion will continue and new jobs are being created. These are very exciting times for everyone associated with Get Connected.”