Farmfoods stays in Nelson

RELIEF Chris Hoyle (left), Nadia Hussain and branch manager Daniel Moss show their delight

RELIEF Chris Hoyle (left), Nadia Hussain and branch manager Daniel Moss show their delight

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

A DEAL has been reached to keep Farmfoods in Nelson for at least a further six months.

The frozen food retailer had been due to close down next week, but they are now staying in the Pendle Rise shopping centre until at least June.

Concerns had been raised that losing Farmfoods, an anchor tenant in the shopping centre, which has been in receivership since 2010, could signal the death knell for Pendle Rise.

Coun Eileen Ansar, who runs a clothing shop, Slick, in the town centre, said the deal was a huge boost for the town centre.

“This is brilliant news for all the staff and for the town centre as a whole,” she said.

“The staff are over the moon that something has been agreed and that Farmfoods is staying for now, and their jobs are a little safer.

“It is good news for Pendle Rise as well and it is a bit of security for the shopping centre. Farmfoods is the biggest unit in there and must account for 85 to 90 per cent of the footfall heading in to the centre.

“It is good news for everyone that they have managed to come to some agreement.

“Hopefully it will mean that they will be staying for a longer period than the initial six months.”

Dan Moss, manager at Farmfoods in Nelson, said: “The deal is for a six-month rolling contract so we will be remaining open for now.

“I would think that it will then be reviewed further down the line.”

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6:48pm Thu 13 Dec 12

coates warder says...

free rent i bet
free rent i bet coates warder
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8:35pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Sajdin says...

Whether its free rent or not, its about time deals are made with shop owners to stay ! we need to see more of this for other stores.

Also why always Eileen Answer? and why mention she owns a clothes store ! There are other Councillors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Whether its free rent or not, its about time deals are made with shop owners to stay ! we need to see more of this for other stores. Also why always Eileen Answer? and why mention she owns a clothes store ! There are other Councillors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sajdin
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2:59pm Fri 14 Dec 12

shop workers united! says...

I am delited Farmfoods is staying but someone needs to get their facts right its not the biggest shop in the center and I know for a fact they don't account for even 80% of the footfall!!!
I am delited Farmfoods is staying but someone needs to get their facts right its not the biggest shop in the center and I know for a fact they don't account for even 80% of the footfall!!! shop workers united!
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9:50pm Fri 21 Dec 12

ron1946 says...

now the other shops will want discounts
now the other shops will want discounts ron1946
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