KQF has announced the acquisition and launch of a 5,000ft² superstore in Blackburn. It will formally be opened on Monday 11th November by KQF managing director Faruk Vali and by Cllr Salim Mulla, the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
KQF’s acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, the introduction of a successful European export sales strategy and the achievement of a Grade A rating under the British Retail Consortium quality standard for food.
The superstore will sustain at least ten jobs and it is expected to create more as it moves to a new shift pattern. This will transform it into the first ‘hundred hour’ store in the immediate area, staying open from 7 in the morning until 11 at night. The first new appointment will be to the role of Store Manager, for which the company is currently seeking applicants.
Purchasing the outlet represents an important step for the company and managing director Faruk Vali believes it will open up a number of important opportunities.
“KQF certainly isn’t new to the retail business because we’ve been running a factory shop for many years,” he says, “but opening our first KQF Superstore in a central location in Blackburn gives us a much better, much more convenient location; one that’s accessible to a much greater number of local consumers. It’s easy to find, it has a highly visible position on the street and it will give us the opportunity to bring our complete product range to a much wider range of customers in Lancashire.”