Get Connected still on target

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Get Connected has reiterated its desire to have 100 stores open by the end of 2010 despite narrowly missing out on its target for last year.

The Welsh-based retailer had set a target of 70 stores for the end of 2009 but fell just short of that with 66. It has recently opened a store in Whitchurch, Cardiff, which becomes its third shop in the Welsh capital.

A shop fit is currently taking place in a store in Oswestry, Shropshire and is scheduled to open at the start of next week. A store in Newport is also due to open in the next couple of weeks, taking its shop count to 68.

Get Connected managing director Damian Cole said: “Despite us just missing out on our target last year, I was happy with the way we progressed. If we continue to employ the same strategy as last year – opening a store every two weeks or so – I’m confident we’ll achieve our target of 100 or get extremely close to it by the end of this year.”

 

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