Big rise in footfall for Birstall store

Big rise in footfall for Birstall store

THE STRUGGLING economy has been good for a Birstall supermarket manager who claims business is booming.

Balraj Choudary, of Kwik Save in Low Lane, believes shoppers are increasingly looking for bargains as the downturn continues.

He claims up to 600 customers a day are visiting, a big rise in footfall since the chain spent £50,000 transforming the former Londis shop.

Discount brand Kwik Save, owned by convenience store operator Costcutter, took over the Birstall shop earlier this year. Trade is being further boosted by the store's 'lucky' reputation following a string of recent lottery scratchcard wins.

Mr Choudary said: "People now have to watch what they spend and they're prepared to shop around for the cheapest prices.

"We've always got good offers on and leaflet a lot to promote them. It seems to be working as the shop is often busy."

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