Town discount store reports healthy sales

The Original Factory Shop in Holbeach reported strong sales for 2012-13.
The Original Factory Shop in Holbeach reported strong sales for 2012-13.

The tills are buzzing at Holbeach discount store The Original Factory Shop where staff are celebrating strong sales figures for the last trading year.

Sales went up by four per cent in 2012-13 compared to the previous year, with hardware and electrical goods, fashion, footwear and home furnishings showing the best results.

There was almost a 38 per cent rise in hardware and electrical sales, more than nine per cent in home furnishings and sales of fashion and footwear went up by two per cent.

Vanessa Bell, manager of the Fleet Street store, said: “This has been an incredible year for us here in Holbeach where our customers enjoy the convenience of shopping locally, the width of our product ranges, big savings on famous brands and the level of service from our dedicated team.

“While other brands are suffering from the economic downturn, we keep bucking the trend.”

Natonally, the firm’s overall sales went up by 10.4 per cent.