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Regional IT and CE retailer to expand into Midlands and North West after purchase

Hughes Electricals buys Apollo 2000 stores

Hughes Electrical is to go national after the regional chain store bought eight of Apollo 2000’s stores.

The deal will see the IT and consumer electronics chain reopen eight of the failed retailer’s stores, taking its own store portfolio to 42.

The majority of the new stores are in the Midlands, but the retailer will also be expanding into the North West, with it reopening the Blackpool and Preston branches of Apollo 2000.

Speaking to ERT, the chain’s managing direct Robert Hughes said: "We have long admired Apollo 2000 as like us they have well trained and experienced staff who put the customer needs first.

"Our customers and shops will benefit greatly from their expertise in kitchen appliances and we will provide Apollo customers with an increased range of vision and audio products.

"As a result this is a good marriage of two well respected retailers."

The locations of the new stores are Cannock, Redditch, Sutton Coldfield, Worcester and West Bromwich in the Midlands and Blackpool and Preston in the North West.

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