99p Stores planning wide-scale expansion into Scotland

Northampton-based discount retailer 99p Stores has set itself some very ambitious expansion goals, as the company plans to expand onto the Scottish market, a news report reveals.

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According to the company’s representatives, 99p Stores plans to open 25 new discount stores across Scotland, which will lead to the creation of no less than 500 new jobs. The first store in Scotland is set to open in Ayr, Ayrshire, in May 2013.

99p Stores owner Hussein Lalani said: “Ayr is very much on the up and we are delighted to be opening our very first – of many – planned Scottish stores.”

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