In a period of falling sales and store closures, the story of Grainger Games is a refreshing one.
The retail chain – which began as a market stall on Newcastle’s Grainger Arcade in 1997 – opened its 40th store in Liverpool earlier this month. It means the Northern chain has incredibly launched 17 new shops in just six months. And what’s more, it’s only just getting started.
“The business is very solid, fully financed, and 100 per cent independent,” says the retailer’s sales director Phil Moore.
“We’ve got a really structured team in the Head Office and we have two property agents that we work with to help find us the best unit at the best deal.
“We also have a strong shop-fit team, where we can set-up three stores a week. And a great area manager in James Gee, who has moved from Newcastle to Leeds, and works hard to recruit and train the teams.”