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Angling Direct has seen its revenue rise by 21 per cent to £26.52m, and saw its latest store open in Leeds at the weekend (August 10).
Jane Imrie

Fishing specialist celebrates revenue boost with store opening and job creation

A specialist fishing and equipment retailer has opened its latest store in Yorkshire as it announces a revenue increase of over 20 per cent.

Angling Direct has seen its revenue rise by 21 per cent to £26.52m, and saw its latest store open in Leeds at the weekend (August 10).

Situated in the City South Retail Park, the new store features a 5,500 sq ft display area for an ‘immersive experience’, and has created seven full and three part-time positions.

The Leeds store is the firm’s latest outlet to open, and brings the total number of Angling Direct stores across the country to 29.

Angling Direct’s chief executive officer, Darren Bailey, commented: “I am pleased to report that the Company’s performance for the first half of the year is extremely robust, despite parts of the retail sector experiencing difficulties.

“Our commitment to providing a very high standard of customer experience in-store, whilst also guaranteeing product availability across our network, has been key to delivering like-for-like sales for the period up 15 per cent.

“We are excited to have opened a new store in Leeds, which is situated within a very popular angling region and will offer products for all disciplines of angling. The store houses a full-size Pole alley, a new offering designed to deliver an immersive retail experience.”

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