The retailer is reconfiguring its stores to stock best-selling items and therefore is targeting smaller units than it did in the past. It has given GCW an initial target list of 12 locations for the new-style stores of 3,000 to 6,000 sq ft. GCW agreed its first deal for the retailer for this size of store on Wimbledon’s Worple Road. The 5,700 sq ft unit at £85,000 pa opened late last year.
GCW’s appointment follows its initial work with the retailer as it emerged from administration with venture capital backers. It now trades from some 180 locations throughout the UK.