New discount retail store set to open in High Street of Chipping Norton

Opening of new discount retail store in the High Street of Chipping Norton set to bring more than dozen new jobs

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 3:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 3:52 pm
Discount retailer QD – is opening a new store in Chipping Norton. (Image submitted from the business QD)

Discount retailer QD – is opening a new store in Chipping Norton.

Located at 1 – 3 High Street, QD will occupy the former Beales premises, which has been vacant since Spring 2020.

QD is currently undertaking a full refit to transform the 8,500 sq ft sales area, with the aim of opening this summer. The store will bring to Chipping Norton QD’s unique offering of home, gardening, pets, furniture, food and more – all at discounted prices.

QD Stores is actively recruiting 16 full and part-time sales assistants, supervisors and managers from the local area. QD is an age positive employer and is welcoming applications from all ages to work in the store.

Nick Rubins, CEO of the QD Group, said: “QD has been an independent family-run business for over 30 years and we look forward to continuing this ethos in our new Chipping Norton store.

"We pride ourselves on excellent quality products at amazing prizes and ever-changing spectacular deals. We can’t wait to open our doors in Chipping Norton and show this to QD customers, all with value guaranteed!”

There are currently 27 QD - stores across the country, plus 15 Cherry Lane Garden Centres, four Thing-Me-Bob stores and Lathams of Potter Heigham.

The original concept of QD Stores’ quality discounted retailing was first established back in 1985 by the company’s CEO Nick Rubin’s father, and current chairman, Danny Rubins. The aim was to offer customers a wide range of constantly changing, quality products at discounted prices, which led to the stores’ name QD – short for Quality Discounts.