New department store set to open near Banbury town centre

Officials have confirmed The Range department store will soon open in the former Matalan store building near the town centre of Banbury.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:05 am
A photo from the recent store launch of The Range in Widnes, Cheshire from last month, February 2021. (photo from The Range)

A spokesperson for The Range has confirmed the company will soon open a new store at the old Matalan site in Cherwell Street.

There is no projected opening date for the store yet.

The opening of the new store will create 80 new jobs, which will be split over a mix of full and part-time roles. The roles will include a variety of positions ranging to department managers and warehouse supervisors to retail assistants.

The store will be recruiting for its new staff members through the local job centre.

The Range has more than 140 stores nationwide, and they stock more than 65,000 products across 16 different departments, from homewares and furniture to DIY and art supplies.

News broke last month that the Matalan store would no longer reopen after lockdown restrictions were eased for retail shops.