Home Bargains is a chain of discount retail stores in the UK that has enjoyed rapid growth since its creation back in 1976. Selling a wide range of more than 4,000 products in the homeware, garden, electronics, health & beauty, baby & child, pets, fragrances, food, stationery and toys & games categories, there is not much that cannot be found at a great price at Home Bargains. The first store was set up in Liverpool but today there are now more than 400 Home Bargains stores in the UK with this number increasing all of the time. Many of these stores are established a retail parks where they have been able to maximise their space to offer a wider range of products to the public.
As you might expect, Liverpool is the city with the most Home Bargains stores but it is closely followed by other major cities such as Glasgow, Manchester and London. Identifying one of these stores whether, in the high street, shopping centres, retail parks or in arcades is done easily due to the eye-catching red and blue branding.
Home Bargains opening times are pretty much the same at all stores except in certain circumstances. Home Bargains opening times are usually between 8 AM and 8 PM during weekdays, 8AM and 6PM on Saturdays and 10AM and 4PM on Sundays. You should expect Home Bargains opening times to change on Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and on all bank holidays in order to meet local regulations. You can find the Home Bargains opening times for a branch close to you on the online store locator.
Home Bargains has only been around for a relatively short amount of time which just shows what a meteoric rise the company has enjoyed but there are some facts that many may still not know:
Home Bargains sells a range of household brands in the UK at a far cheaper price than can be found in supermarkets and other high street chains. Home appliances, food, health and hygiene products, fragrances, pet foods, flowers and games are offered at discount prices. this is due to their ability to negotiate volume discounts and to pick up end-of-line options for clearance prices to resell.
Appliances and electronic goods, in particular, are popular here with television sets, DVD players, stereos, games consoles and computers all available at great prices. Home Bargains also sells a collection of toys which makes it a great option when Christmas comes around as the savings made on presents for children are extremely good.
Home Bargains really does have a brief history when you consider that its first store opened in 1976. This is not too long ago when compared to other high street chains that have been around for more than a century. Just a year after opening his first store, Tom Morris and Home and Bargains as the store was originally called was enjoying 20-25% in growth on an annual basis. Tom Morris opened the first store with a bank overdraft and has gone from strength to strength based on his ability to give the customers what they want.
Growth since then has been fast and furious and just over 40-years later there are now 400+ stores and no sign of the company slowing up. In fact, they aim to have closer to 700 stores by the time 2020 rolls in. A business model that focuses on selling only top brands but at low prices has stood Home Bargains extremely well and could a slogan of “Top Brands – Bottom Prices” be more apt?