Next to recruit for a new store in Spalding

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A new Next clearance store is to open in Spalding.

The company has revealed its plans to open in the town on its careers pages.

Anyone wishing to work at the new store can now subscribe for alerts for when recruitment starts.

Rumours about Next started on the Facebook Spotted Spalding pages, claiming it would be moving into the store which has been occupied by Trespass at the Springfields Outlet Shopping Centre.

In spite of Springfields being unable to confirm anything at this time, shoppers on social media have already expressed their excitement.

Comments included “Awesome” and “Brilliant, saves going Peterborough”. One shopper said: “I’m glad it’s true to be honest. I don’t care if it’s old stock. I love Next clothes and I have a little one on the way, so I hope they have a baby section. Last year’s clothes won’t bother me if they’re a little bit cheaper and of the same quality.”

Dennis Hannant, town centre manager, also thinks a new Next store at Springfields will be good for the town.

When he took the role, he delivered a bold plan outlining how The Springfields Effect could boost business and footfall.

He said: “What is there not to like about Springfields? It has ample affordable parking, it is clean, well laid out, bright, has welcoming shop displays and well-trained staff, and excellent gardens to relax in.”

Commenting on the new Next store, he said: “I know a lot of people won’t agree but if this brings more people to the area this has got to be good news for the town.

“It would be nice to have something like this in the town centre, but Next has obviously done its research and believes it would be more successful there.”