Holland & Barrett opens new store in Dover in St James’
Holland & Barrett has opened a new and improved store in St James’.
The new 1,378-square-foot store, made with sustainable materials, opened to customers on Wednesday, September 1.
However, the move of the old building from Biggin Street to St James’ will leave another empty unit in the heart of the city, where there are already many empty stores.
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For health-conscious shoppers, the good news is that they will be better served by Holland & Barrett’s decision to relocate to St James’ ‘top shopping destination’.
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In the new consultation room, clients can now get personalized advice from fellow specialists with the equivalent of an A-level in nutrition.
Another new addition will be a designated Manuka Honey berry.
Store manager Laura Godfrey, who has worked at Holland & Barrett for over 14 years, said:
“It’s fantastic for us to move into our new premises in St James’ and I can’t wait to start welcoming customers and showing them some of the great products we have to offer.
“As a team, we are incredibly proud of the new store. “
The new premises are more environmentally friendly than the old Biggin Street store and were built with 100% recyclable materials.
Adapting to COVID
During the pandemic, many shoppers turned to online shopping when they couldn’t make it to stores themselves, and many businesses were forced to close when the closures were imposed.
Holland & Barrett, one of Europe’s largest retailers of health and wellness products, was one of the companies that benefited, although most of their stores remained open during successive closings, so as demand for vitamins and a healthy diet increased, amid fears of catching the virus.
The new Holland & Barrett store in St James’ has two dedicated Click & Collect areas for customers who wish to shop online and collect their in-store purchases.
Holland & Barrett has joined Marks and Spencer, Shoe Zone and Superdrug to move from downtown to St James’, since opening in March 2018.