SHOPPERS have been flocking to Bury's new branch of JYSK after it opened its brand new store in Bury's Angouleme Retail Park.

The Danish retailer's 22nd UK store flung open its doors on Thursday, June 19 as it welcomed customers to the 1,200m2 site - its third in Greater Manchester.

Store manager at the new Bury store, Kamil Filipek, said: “The Greater Manchester region has definitely been hit with JYSK fever.

“The demand for creating a Scandi aesthetic at home with affordable items in neutral palettes that won’t go out of style has proven a big hit here, and nationwide too.

"It’s a very exciting time for us to be opening this new store. It’s been such a challenging year, especially for the retail sector, but the home improvements and interiors market seems to be going from strength to strength. Bury shoppers are excited to be back in stores once again and we are looking forward to welcoming them in for all their home interiors needs, including fantastic garden furniture and bedding, for which our cult brand is synonymous with.”

JYSK is not only investing in growing its store presence in the area but also in supporting local causes. The new Bury store, along with other nearby stores Oldham, Bolton and soon-to-launch Stockport will be rolling out a trial in partnership with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in order to help address the issue of rough sleeping and homelessness across the city region. Using contactless donation points in-store, customers can opt to make a small donation when paying for their JYSK items to pledge support towards the cause.

JYSK’s sales and marketing manager, UK and Ireland, Jenny Johnston, said: “Everyone deserves the right to a home. As a homeware retailer, we and our customers truly understand and value the gratification and comfort that comes with being able to transform our houses into homes.

"Enormous headway has been made so far in helping to reduce the numbers of those sleeping rough within the city and its suburbs. We are delighted to be able to support the organisation in its efforts to do more to address the issue and enable more people to transition safely to secure accommodation”.

Vanessa Haworth, Head of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, added: “We are thrilled to have the support of JYSK who will be installing contactless donation points in four of their stores within the region.

"Each device can generate a significant amount of donations in even a short amount time and JYSK and its customers could really have a substantial impact on helping us to reduce homelessness in Greater Manchester. All donations raised will be invested directly into helping more local people in need access safe and secure housing which can provide the foundations for a better future”.

In celebration of the new store opening, JYSK will have a selection of store-exclusive offers for local Bury shoppers including savings on mattresses, furniture, and decorative accessories for indoors, plus garden lounge sets, outdoor storage, planters and accessories for the garden.