Angling Direct opens 30th store and reports record August
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Leading UK tackle chain, Angling Direct, has opened its 30th store and announced an ‘exceptional’ summer trading period.
The east of England-based business opened the doors of its new outlet in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday and today reported 13% like-for-like sales growth in-store and 26.7% online over the period, with August being a record month for the company.
The three-month period from June 1 to August 21 this year was up 31% overall compared to the same period in 2018, with the trend continuing this month.
Angling Direct’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Bailey, said: “We are very excited to have opened our Milton Keynes store in a very popular angling region. It offers products for all disciplines of fishing whilst also housing a full size Pole alley.
“As we seek to cater for all anglers across the UK with a new and modern retail offering, we are continuing to strategically expand our store footprint, as well as enhance our online offering in terms of products, experience and education in order to help raise the profile of angling.
“The summer trading conditions have been favourable with the weather having been good. We were delighted that both our established and new stores experienced strong footfall, which was backed up by strong like-for-like sales both in-store and online, delivering a record month in August.”