SHOPPERS will be delighted to see a familiar clothing brand return to Worksop’s high street now that the Peacocks store has re-opened.
The fashion retailer, based in The Priory Centre, was forced to close earlier this year after the company went into administration in January.
But just last week the sudden decision was made to re-open it.
In February, Edinburgh Woollen Mill bought out the company, taking over 338 Peacocks stores.
The Worksop shop, however, shut its doors. And shoppers feared it might not return.
Now though, shoppers can enjoy the affordable fashion brand once again.
A refreshed, more spacious layout can be found on the shop floor. And new staff and management are being recruited - creating up to 11 jobs.
Temporary manager Rob Innes said it was ‘great’ to be back open again.
“We’re really pleased it has worked out like this. We only found out last week that it would be re-opening. It was so out of the blue,” he said.
“So it was all hands on deck to get things ready and bring the new stock in.”
Rob has been interviewing potential customer service assistants this week, and says he hopes to have the successful candidates on the shop floor by Friday or Saturday.
“In the meantime we have drafted in a temporary team of staff from other stores including Ripley, Mansfield and Leicester,” he said.
“They have all worked so hard to get things ready. It has been a challenge but we’ve finally got the shop fully stocked and we’re open for business.”
Rob said the company had improved since being taken over by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, with better quality and range of products on offer.
“The prices are still affordable, the quality of the clothes is good, and there is still a huge range of items to be had,” he said.
“That’s why Peacocks customers shop with us. And we hope they will continue.”
“We’ve had great feedback from regular customers who are glad to see us back on the high street. And we invite them all to come along and see us again now we’re re-opened.”