Smiggle is delivering on its promise to be the most fun and creative youth stationery retailer in the world, as it opens its 200th store globally at Maidstone Kent this Friday.
The increasingly popular brand, which specialises in fun, inimitable items for classrooms and bedrooms everywhere, cut the red ribbon outside its bright new store at Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, Maidstone, on Saturday 7 November 2015.
Smiggle encourages their customers to smile and giggle and held an exclusive competition for one lucky “Smiggler” to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the store and shop up a storm with a £50 Smiggle gift card. In addition, the first 200 Smiggler’s to spend £20 or more in store received a free goodie bag of Smiggle must-haves!
With 42 stores trading in the UK before Christmas, managing director of Smiggle, John Cheston, believes that his decision to launch the brand into the UK has been vindicated, as the clamour for Smiggle’s gadgets and gizmos grows exponentially.
Cheston said: “Smiggle is delivering on its potential as a truly unique global brand and we couldn’t be happier with the response from fans to date, and the support for our expansion efforts in the UK”.
Smiggle already has a store in Wales, and will soon expand into Scotland to supplement the many outlets in key cities and towns in England, with up to 250 outlets expected in the UK within five years.
Cheston added: “Smiggle has played a key role in parent company Premier Investments’ overall results for the last financial year, with brand sales up 26 per cent for the full year, up 36% for the second half, and with 24 stores trading within the first full financial year of operation in the UK.
“We genuinely believe that this is an unparalleled success story and something to be celebrated, not least when over 40 stores will be open before Christmas”.
Smiggle prides itself on delivering original, fun and wholesome products for children, from pencils and pens, to backpacks, lunchboxes and drink bottles, and through to ‘must-have’ gadgets and gizmos.
A broad range of innovative items – in a host of striking colours – underpin the Smiggle brand proposition, which is increasingly the talk of the playground.
For more information about Smiggle, its broad range of products and network of stores, visit www.smiggle.co.uk