A B&Q has opened a ‘shop within shop’ store in an Asda in Hartlepool.

The new store sits inside the Asda Hartlepool store in Marina Way.

the B&Q is the seventh Asda concession store, following launches in Lancaster, Thurmaston, Edmonton, Roehampton, Sheffield and Dagenham.

The store will offer a range of paint as well as tools, hardware and other DIY essentials.

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Emma Frostick, Store Manager at Asda Hartlepool, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by B&Q as the location for one of their new compact stores.

"Asda customers will be able to access a range of B&Q’s essential home improvement products and expert advice alongside their regular shop, as this new partnership brings a broader range of great value products and services to our store.

"B&Q welcomes back Katrina Drane who was the first to apply for a job at the new concession store, following the B&Q in Hartlepool closing in 2016 where she worked for 23 years."

Jamie Bunting, Regional Manager of B&Q, said: “We’re delighted to be opening the new B&Q concession store within Asda Hartlepool and to be providing customers with a more convenient way to shop for home improvement products and services.

“The B&Q concession within Asda Hartlepool will have a great selection of DIY essential items, expert help and advice from our colleagues, as well as digital access to our broader range of products.

“We recognise that the way customers shop is always changing, and this is just one way we want to make lives of our customers easier and able to access materials and equipment closer to their homes.”

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