// Iceland has opened the doors for the 100th Food Warehouse store in Blackpool
// Hundreds queued on opening day to check out the new store in Blackpool Retail Park in South Shore
// The new store takes up 10,000sq ft and has created 30 jobs
Iceland opened the doors for the 100th Food Warehouse store in Blackpool earlier this week.
The frozen food and grocery retailer reportedly invested more than £750,000 in the new 10,000sq ft store at Blackpool Retail Park in South Shore, and created 30 new jobs for the area.
According to the Blackpool Gazette, hundreds of locals queued on opening day earlier this week.
Established in 2014, Food Warehouse is Iceland’s out-of-town retail fascia which offers a larger store environment, with more choice in food and homeware, as well as bigger packs.
The new Blackpool store is part of Iceland’s aggressive expansion plans for the fascia.
In May last year managing director Richard Walker said Iceland was mulling all the “opportunities out there” for Food Warehouse.
At the time, it had 66 stores in operation.
For the Blackpool store, Mason Owen represented Iceland and Savills represented the landlord, Landsec.