New sofa store to open by Christmas

Sofa specialist CSL will open a new store in Lincoln before Christmas, the company announced. The move is part of CSL’s expansion plans to create 300 jobs by opening 15 stores nation-wide over the next five years.

CSL has not yet disclosed where the store will be located, or how many people it plans to employ in Lincoln.

Based in Wigan, CSL already operates 16 stores, mainly in the north of the country. Along the Lincoln store, CSL will also open a new site in Stoke on Trent before Christmas, and a third store in London in early 2011.

“We now see a major opportunity to take our brand national and grow our market share,” said Jason Tyldesley (36), managing director of CSL. Tyldesley has been running CSL for his founding parents Brian and Mary for the past 10 years.

“The recession has hit a lot of retailers hard, but we’ve bucked the trend by continuing to invest in great customer service, real innovation and high quality products,” Tyldesley added.

Source: The Press Association | Photo: CSL | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo