The Original Factory Shop in Forfar is celebrating after helping the company win the most-coveted title of ‘Growing Retailer of the Year’ at the recent Retail Week Awards.
The ceremony, attended by over 1,600 of the UK’s top retailers, saw The Original Factory Shop beat off stiff competition from the likes of Clas Ohlson, Mint Velvet, Tiger and DRL on the way to glory.
The ‘Growing Retailer of the Year’ category recognises the new retail concepts that have carved out a niche for themselves in the highly competitive UK retail arena. The Original Factory Shop concept works in every part of the UK. Stores are mainly located in small market towns and domestic tourist destinations bringing vibrancy and extra footfall that also benefits other existing retailers. No other UK retailer fits this description.
The company’s sales strategy is a mix of well-known high street brands at heavily discounted prices, together with an extensive range of products made for big name retailers but sold for a fraction of the price, as well as own-brand products.
Angela Spindler, CEO of The Original Factory Shop, said: “It’s fantastic to have received this award.
“It is a reflection of how unique our proposition is. It also recognises the incredible amount of hard work and effort our teams have consistently put in.”
Angela Greig, store manager at The Original Factory Shop in Forfar, said: “We feel very proud to have been named Growing Retailer of the Year.
“It is dedicated to all the colleagues at the store, and to our local customers who have been behind us from day one.”