NEW high street discount brand One Below comes to Crystal Peaks onFriday March 22.
One Below has been launched by Yorkshire-born father and son entrepreneurs and Poundworld founders Chris Edwards Senior and Christopher Edwards, with plans to open 50 stores this year in total across the UK.
The new independent chain will be the first discount store in the UK to sell everything for £1 and under, including a wide range of brands such as Coca Cola, Pedigree, Heinz, Kellogg’s and Cadbury’s.
To mark One Below’s launch at Sheffield’s Crystal Peaks shopping centre on Friday March 22 at 10am, goody bags filled with a selection of exciting items, will be gifted to the first 50 customers.
One Below will sell over 5,000 products, retailing at £1 or less with prices starting at as little as 29p.
The store will stock a wide range of items across 10 departments including groceries, home, health and beauty, baby care, toy, DIY, partyware, craft and gardening.
Chris Edwards Senior and Christopher Edwards, were the original founders of former high street retailer, Poundworld Retail Limited before it was sold to American private equity conglomerate, TPG Capital in 2014.
As well as recruiting locals in a mixture of full and part-time positions in management and sales roles for stores, the company has taken a 160,000 square foot distribution centre in Barnsley recruiting 50 head office and warehouse staff.
One Below has already launched five stores in Yorkshire this March creating 100 jobs for the local retail industry. Locations include Leeds Kirkstall Road, Leeds Crown Point, Doncaster, Rothwell and Wakefield.
Christopher Edwards, managing director of One Below Retail Limited said: “We’re proud to be launching our new retail concept in Crystal Peaks.
“One Below will be the only name on the high street offering everything it sells for either £1 only or even less than a pound with branded, quality products costing as little as 29p.
“We’re also happy to be able to employ many of the former Poundworld staff, who were some of the 6,000 employees to have lost their jobs when the new owners of the business, TPG Capital, sent the business in to administration in 2018.
“We look forward to helping our customers to save on a variety of their favourite products.”
Crystal Peaks centre manager Lee Greenwood commented: “We are delighted to welcome One Below to Crystal Peaks.
“The company will be based in the store previously occupied by Poundworld and will, we are sure, appeal to our customers looking for great brands at fantastic prices.”