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Let there be light! - QD brightens up the festive season...

If there's a 'must-have' at Christmas time, it's lots of lovely light - and the brighter, funkier and more colorful the better! 


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Further festive sales increase for value retailer QD Group

UK value retailer QD Commercial Group Holdings has posted increased like-for-like (LFL) sales over the key Christmas period for the fourth consecutive year.


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QD gets behind cancer charity CD bid to raise 25,000

QD gets behind cancer charity CD bid to raise £25,000

QD Stores Clacton branch manager Maria Jeffrey presents Wendy Gavin (centre) with a cheque for first day sales of her charity CD, 'Heaven is Waiting'. More QD stores are now to sell the single.


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QD Stores 2012 Christmas sales up by record 8.19%

 

UK value retailer QD Stores has reported record Christmas trading with like-for-like sales up by 8.19%.

"While trading is tough all round we are very pleased to have turned in above-average sales figures for December 1st to the 24th with continued growth in both profit and margin,"

 

 


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Music fans need only go in One Direction this Christmas QD Stores!

Value retail chain QD Stores kicks off a campaign of TV advertising this Christmas with a special promotion to tie in with the much-anticipated second album out this week (12.11.12) from "X Factor" boy band finalists, One Direction.


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Local business start-up wins national award in just 7 weeks

The Great Cornard entrepeneur has landed a national award for her fashion business Cranford Crafts just seven weeks after starting up the yarn and wool store concession at Long Melford's Cherry Lane Garden Centre near Sudbury.


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QDs cute chatty Christmas critters!

Chatimals - the furry natterers which repeat whatever they hear - are amongst this year's must-have gifts for kids of all ages at value retail chain, QD Stores this Christmas.


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Norfolk retailer sponsors young Wroxham footballers

One of Norfolk's best known retail names is the latest county business to get behind top local football club Wroxham FC.


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Hopes high for Late Flowering Show

Organisers at the Beverley & District Chrysanthemum Societyhave high hopes for next week's Late Flower & Vegetable Show.


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QD helps out Clacton disaster families

Survivors Clarel and Gaelle Sainte-Marie (right and centre) accept a contribution of £100 in QD store vouchers on behalf of the Clacton Gas Explosion Victims Fund from the Rosemary Road deputy branch manager, Lauren Travers


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QD Stores and Morrisons to joint develop Hadleigh site

Value retailer QD Stores has accepted an offer from food specialist retailer Morrisons to jointly redevelop QD's Buyright site at Hadleigh, Suffolk. 

Commencing immediately, redevelopment of the site will provide Buyright with a new 20,000 sq ft store as well as its existing wraparound garden centre space.


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50 Christmas Trees back in church

 

One of Norfolk’s most popular seasonal celebrations is set to draw the crowds to Dickleburgh this Christmas when 50 Christmas Trees take root again inside the village’s picturesque 15th century church...............................

 


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Pulham Garden Centre puts paid to potholes

It's smooth going from now on for customers driving into the Cherry Lane Garden Centre at Pulham Market, near Diss.

Owners QD Stores have sorted out a long-standing pothole problem to the shared access entrance way into the Centre car park with a smart new resurface by Ipswich-based Taydal Surfacing.

Visitors are loving it, with regular Clarence 'Clarry' Scott from Long Stratton first over the line to stop and thank Centre manager Will Caddick in person..........................


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Like to give a Santa a helping hand this Christmas?

 

Eastern counties value retailer QD Stores Group is once again to offer stores as collection points for The Salvation Army and BBC Radio Norfolk Christmas ‘Toys & Tins’ Appeal.....................

 


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QD trials pop-ups - opens smaller stores

 

Value retailer QD Stores is set to diversify into smaller high street premises.

The independently-owned Norwich-based Group, whose outlets extend from the East of England and Home Counties as far as Doncaster in the north and Wrexham in the west, is also trialling the temporary pop-up store concept this Christmas (2011)....................

 


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Siverstone British Touring Car Champion James Nash

Siverstone British Touring Car Champion James Nash


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QD Store in Saffron Walden Announces its First Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

 

The lucky winner of QD Stores' first anniversary competition in Saffron Walden recently visited the store to collect her prize of shopping vouchers from Store Manager, Damian Amies.  Ms Rosemary Down, pictured below with Damian, won the store's "sugar sales" competition by estimating that 4,500 bags of sugar had been sold by QD's Saffron Walden store in the twelve months since opening. The actual figure was just...................................................... 

 

 


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QD Customers caught up in Royal Wedding Excitement

A royal wedding is always a good excuse for a party and it seems that QD customers are no exception, judging from recent sales.  QD stores across the Home Counties as well as in Yorkshire and Wales all reported massive demand for Union Jack items, as well as royal wedding memorabilia, with a particularly big surge in the last few days leading up to the Big Day on 29th April............................................


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QD Stores in Holbeach Announces its 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

The lucky winner of QD Stores' 1st anniversary competition in Holbeach recently visited the store to collect her prize of shopping vouchers from Store Manager, Dawn Barnes.  Ms Megan Aitken, pictured below with Dawn, won the store's "sugar sales" competition by estimating that 13,000 bags of sugar had been sold by QD's Holbeach store in the twelve months since opening. The actual figure was just 187 bags more................................... 


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QD Stores enjoy best Christmas trading ever

 


QD Stores, an independently owned chain of discounted retail outlets situated throughout the East of England, the Home Counties and also in Wrexham, North Wales, enjoyed a bumper Christmas in 2010 with like for like sales up 3.8%. 

Despite the appalling weather and snowy conditions, QD's loyal customers took advantage of the numerous great deals to be had, giving the company one of their best Christmases ever...................................................

 


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QD Stores in Bishops Stortford Announces its 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

The lucky winner of QD Stores' 1st anniversary competition in Bishop's Stortford recently visited the store to collect her prize of shopping vouchers from Store Manager, Leon Gregori.  Mrs Patricia Orme, pictured below with Leon, won the store's "sugar sales" competition by estimating that 8,294 bags of sugar had been sold by QD's Bishop's Stortford store in the twelve months since opening. The actual figure was......................................


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QD Stores in Lowestoft Announces its 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

The lucky winner of QD Stores' 1st anniversary competition in Lowestoft recently visited the store to collect her prize shopping vouchers from Store Manager, Harry Ketchell. Mrs Sarah Forster, pictured below, won the store's "sugar sales" competition by estimating that 21,424 bags of sugar had been sold by QD's Lowestoft store in the twelve months since opening. The actual figure was....................................................................  


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QD Stores in Kettering Announces its 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

 

The lucky winner of QD Stores' 1st anniversary competition in Kettering recently visited the store to collect his prize shopping vouchers from Store Manager, Cheryl Barnes. Mr Tony Bellamy, pictured below, won the store's "sugar sales" competition with his estimate that 15,555 bags of sugar had been sold by QD's Kettering store in the twelve months since opening. The actual figure was 19,114 bags. 

 

 


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QD Stores in Bishops Stortford Celebrates its 1st Anniversary with In-Store Competition

 

QD Stores in Bishop's Stortford has become an increasingly popular shopping destination in the town since it first opened its doors 12 months ago. To celebrate the store's 1st anniversary, QD is inviting customers to take part in a competition giving them the chance to win £50 worth of shopping vouchers.

Customers are being asked to guess the total number of 1kg bags of Tate and Lyle sugar sold in the store over the past 12 months................................

 


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QD Stores in Lowestoft Celebrates its 1st Anniversary with In-Store Competition

 

QD Stores in Lowestoft has become an increasingly popular shopping destination in the town since it first opened its doors 12 months ago. To celebrate the store's 1st anniversary, QD is inviting customers to take part in a competition giving them the chance to win £50 worth of shopping vouchers.

Customers are being asked to guess the total number of 1kg bags of Tate and Lyle sugar sold in the store over the past 12 months............................

 


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QD Stores in Kettering Celebrates its 1st Anniversary with In-Store Competition

 

QD Stores in Kettering has become an increasingly popular shopping destination in the town since it first opened its doors 12 months ago. To celebrate the store's 1st anniversary, QD is inviting customers to take part in a competition giving them the chance to win £50 worth of shopping vouchers.

Customers are being asked to guess the total number of 1kg bags of Tate and Lyle sugar sold in the store over the past 12 months. At just 66p per bag, sugar ranks highly amongst QD's best-selling items..........................  

 


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QD's Boston Store Cuts Queues

Customers at QD's Boston store can now check out much faster once they have completed their shopping thanks to a newly implemented single queuing system. In a move to reduce waiting times at busy periods, and for added convenience, a smart new bank of tills has replaced the..........................................  


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QDs Newmarket Store Announces 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

 

QD Stores in Newmarket has announced the winner of its recent customer competition held to mark the store's 1st anniversary. Shoppers were invited to estimate the number of bags of sugar sold during the first year of trading.

The winning estimate came from Mr Malcolm Holtshaused. His guess was just short of the actual total of 20,000..................................................

 


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QDs Boston Store Announces 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

Sugar was at the forefront of many customers' minds as they shopped at Boston's QD store and tried their luck in the store's 1st anniversary competition which ran between 21st July and 1st August. Entrants were asked to guess the number of 1kg bags of Tate and Lyle sugar sold by the store since it opened a year ago. The winning estimate................................


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Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice as QDs Newmarket Store Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

 

A year has passed since the summer opening of QD's Newmarket store and following a very successful 12 months of trading, preparations are underway to mark the store's 1st anniversary on 25th August with the launch of an innovative competition for customers.

QD is offering customers the chance to win a stylish Milton patio set worth £48.99 by entering its birthday competition................................

 


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QDs Wellingborough Store Announces 1st Anniversary Competition Prize Winner

 

How many bags of sugar has QD's Wellingborough store sold in the past year? This was the question posed to shoppers as QD celebrated its 1st anniversary. The answer is almost one bag per head of the town's entire population.

The winning estimate came from Mrs Linda Freeman..................................  

 


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QDs Holbeach Store Undergoes a Major Redesign as Customer Numbers Continue to Rise

QD Stores has carried out a major redesign of its Holbeach store which opened in February this year in order to accommodate the rising numbers of customers attracted by the retailer's low pricing on quality products.

To improve customer access and flow, all main aisles at the front of the shop have been considerably widened providing a more spacious look and feel to the store's entrance along with an enhanced display area.........................


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Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice as QDs Boston Store Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

A year ago the opening of QD's new Boston store made television headline news as around 1,800 applicants queued for jobs. This week, following a very successful 12 months of trading, preparations are underway to mark the store's 1st anniversary with the launch of an innovative competition for customers...........................

 


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Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice as QDs Wellingborough Store Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

There's a celebratory mood on Wellingborough high street as the town's QD Store prepares to mark its 1st anniversary since opening on a hot summer's day in June last year. To celebrate a tremendously successful year of trading, QD is offering customers the chance to win this fabulous.........................


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QDs Saffron Walden Store Opens for Business

At 9 am sharp on Friday, 28th May QD's eagerly awaited new store in Saffron Walden was officially opened by Chairman Elect of Uttlesford District Council, Councillor Sue Schneider. Waiting to greet the throng of shoppers who gathered outside to watch the opening ceremony, was........................


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QDs Wrexham Store Opens for Business

At 9 am sharp on Tuesday, 25th May QD's eagerly awaited new store in Wrexham was officially opened by Councillor Jim Kelly. Waiting to greet the throng of shoppers who gathered outside to watch the opening ceremony, was the store's new team, recruited from the 800 or so applicants who applied for jobs at the shop, and who have spent weeks putting the final preparations in place.............................  


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QD Stores Increase Range of Mobility Aids and Support Norwichs Disability Pride Festival

Mobility and living aids can make a huge difference to a disabled or elderly person's quality of life giving them a far greater degree of freedom and independence. However, quality products which are versatile and lightweight yet sturdy, typically come at a high price, and matching a wish list of design features with individual needs and lifestyles can be a daunting and expensive process................  


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Staff from Local QD Store Star in TV Advertisement

Two members of staff from QD's Anglia Square store plus another from its head office in Norwich are to feature in a brand new TV advertisement promoting the QD Stores Group.

Store Manager, Amos Bailey, Supervisor, Corrina Vargerson, and Tracey Robinson, who works in the merchandising department based at head office, took part in filming after the fast expanding............  

 


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QDs Saffron Walden Store Opens Friday, 28th May

QD's eagerly awaited new store in Saffron Walden opens its doors at 9 am on Friday, 28th May. The official opening ceremony is to be carried out by Chairman Elect of Uttlesford District Council, Councillor Sue Schneider. Crowds are expected to gather in.............  


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QDs Wrexham Store Opens Tuesday, 25th May

QD's eagerly awaited new store in Wrexham opens its doors at 9 am on Tuesday, 25th May. The official opening ceremony is to be carried out by Councillor Jim Kelly. Crowds are expected to gather in force to watch the ceremony, determined to be...........  


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Brand New QD Store to Open in Wrexham

As part of its continuing expansion programme, the QD Stores Group has announced that it is to open a new store in the centre of Wrexham. The retailer's first outlet in the region will create around twenty new jobs..........


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QD to Open New Store in Saffron Walden

Following weeks of speculation in the town, the QD Stores Group has confirmed that it is to open a new store in Saffron Walden creating around twenty new jobs............


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Shoppers Flock to QDs New Holbeach Store

Shoppers Flock to QD's New Holbeach Store

Whilst many retailers are being forced to scale down their businesses, QD Stores is having to widen the aisles in its brand new Holbeach store,


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QD Bids a Fond Farewell to Retiring Distribution Manager

QD Bids a Fond Farewell to Retiring Distribution Manager

Staff at QD's Distribution Centre in Snetterton are bidding a fond farewell to Lee Guise who retires at the end of this week after twenty-three years with the QD Stores Group. "I've enjoyed seeing how the Group has grown in size and status over the years. It's been a very rewarding time of my life and many of my colleagues have become firm friends," Lee said as he prepared his final hand over.


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Announces Opening Date of New Holbeach Store

QD Announces Opening Date of New Holbeach Store

The date for the opening of QD Stores' latest branch in Holbeach has been set for 16th February. Staff at the store will welcome their first customers at 9 am following an opening ceremony performed by Councillor Howard Johnson.


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