Access quality and value family fashion and homewares at Matalan

Matalan was founded in 1985 by John Hargreaves in the form of a Liverpool market stall. The aim was to offer quality and value across fashion and home products, something that the company still prides itself on today.

Once Matalan had introduced its out-of-town retail park concept, the brand itself soon became a household name. In fact, many claim that Matalan was the inventor of family retailing. The business has come a long way from the 1980s market stall it once was. After opening its first store in Preston in 1985, the business soon grew. So much so that by 1995, 50 stores had been established, along with a head office, warehouse, and logistics operation in Skelmersdale. Now, with over 200 stores across UK and Ireland, it is one of the UKs top value retail businesses.

The business is now set for the next level of its journey, thanks to its new, purpose-built head office just outside Liverpool. Alongside this, new high street stores have been established in prestigious locations like Oxford Street, while the brand has also expanded overseas.

Matalan are ambitious about becoming the UKs number one value retailer, both in-store and online. They hope to achieve this through their website, click and collect service and home delivery networks, as well as the technology that keeps them going.

The business puts its success down to the fact that it has always kept up to date with consumer trends.

Something which is very important to Matalan is its sense of ethics, ability to support communities and charities, such as Alder Hay and the NSPCC, while also doing much work locally and globally to give something back.

In addition to things like fundraising events and donating clothing to the homeless, Matalan sources 100% ethical products and one way they do this is by working with global suppliers so that the supply chain benefits communities where they are based.

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