08/16/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // Stuart Hughes
TJ Hughes is to reopen its Middlesbrough store with the creation of more than 80 new jobs.
From the end of September, the discount department store will again serve customers from its original premises in Captain Cook Square shopping centre close to the prime Linthorpe Road thoroughfare.
The store closed in August 2011 after the national homewares, clothing, electrical, toy and beauty retailer went into administration.
It was purchased by Lewis’s Home Retail and at the time, CEO Anil Juneja, committed to rebuilding TJ Hughes as a national chain. The reopening of the original Middlesbrough store is another indication of his long term ambitions for TJ Hughes.
Anil says: “I’m delighted to announce that TJ Hughes is returning to Middlesbrough and to its original premises. It’s fantastic news for the town and local economy. We’re really looking forward to seeing people back in the store.
“The TJ Hughes offering is perfect for the current economic climate, offering famous brands that people know and trust, at affordable prices to suit every household budget.”
Lynn Stainsby, Captain Cook Square Centre Manager, added: “We are delighted to welcome TJ Hughes back to Captain Cook Square Shopping Centre. A Middlesbrough favourite, we are sure our shoppers will be very pleased to see the store back in the town centre.”
Anil is confident that TJ Hughes can bring bigger brands in fashion, homewares, gardenware, electricals and toys back to Middlesbrough’s high street and still provide excellent value for money with very keenly priced product lines, such as its cheap perfume range.
The Middlesbrough TJ Hughes department store offers 46,000 sq ft of retail space over two floors. It will be the eighth TJ Hughes store to be reopened by Lewis’s Home Retail, following those in Eastbourne, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Widnes, Cannock and its flagship store in London Road, Liverpool.
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Notes to editor:
TJ Hughes is a discount department store specialising in home and fashion, fragrance and cosmetics, technology & electricals. It offers premium brands at up to 70% discount and quality products at low prices.
Departments include menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, fragrance, cosmetics, fashion accessories, footwear, housewares, electrical, consumer electronics, toys, home furnishings and linens. Larger stores include a restaurant.
With Headquarters in Liverpool, TJ Hughes first started trading in 1912. The company floated on the Stock Exchange in l992 and was acquired by JJB Sports in April 2002. Silverfleet Capital (Formally PPM Capital) and Bank of Scotland backed a management buy out in November 2003.
Today, after a private buyout in August 2011, TJ Hughes trades from 7 department stores nationwide and online at www.tjhughes.co.uk. The stores are located across the UK from Eastbourne in the south to Glasgow in the north. The company employs around 700 people.