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North Sheffield department store shortlisted for national independent retailer award

North Sheffield department store shortlisted for national independent retailer award
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North Sheffield department store shortlisted for national independent retailer award

29 June 2018

Sandersons Department Store in North Sheffield has been shortlisted for a major national award organised by the leading fashion and retail publication Drapers.

The shortlist of finalists has been announced today (Friday 29th June) with Sandersons named in the Best New Retailer category – the 17,000 sq. ft. store opened in September 2016 at the award winning Fox Valley development in Stocksbridge.

The annual awards ceremony will be held in London on September 12th to recognise the best UK and Irish retailers, brands and agencies when the winners will be announced.

Sandersons has been chosen as one of nine shortlisted retailers in the “Best New Retailer” category – the store team will find out just after the store’s second birthday is celebrated if they are the category winner.

Since opening in September 2016, Sandersons has continued to uphold the company’s ethos of always putting the customer first and practicing incomparable Customer Service as the staff receive ongoing training in Customer Service and brand knowledge.

The team at Sandersons is led by Store Manager Lisa Fox who has run the store since opening almost two years ago. Lisa has continuously motivated her team to strive towards excellence in providing a unique shopping experience like no other department store.

Sandersons continue to grow and adapt to keep in line with ever changing retail and fashion trends which has resulted in a loyal customer base and growing footfall.

A new online store was launched last November and new brands which have joined the line-up at the independent department store more recently include ladies fashion brand Apricot and Tommy Hilfiger men’s, ladies and accessories collections.

Other popular fashion brands at the store include Hobbs, Masai, Barbour and Phase Eight and top brands Katie Loxton and Quay Australia Sunglasses can be found in the accessories department.

The stores popular Beauty Lounge showcases vegan and cruelty free brands including Inika and Inglot and is also home to industry-leading beauty accessories from Lusso Tan and Prima Lashes.

Sandersons has also continued to support small, local businesses including Pura Cosmetics and the Sheffield Candle Company and Meze Publishing since opening.

The instore floristry concession, “Fleur de Lys”, and beauty bar, “Polished”, are also local businesses which have seen expansion since joining the store back in 2016, with both services expanding in recent months in response to customer demand. larger sq. ft. in completely new areas within the store.

Sandersons Managing Director and owner Deborah Holmes said “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the Drapers Best New Retailer award within our first two years of trading.

“The whole team has worked so hard over the past two years to ensure the customer experience in store and online is always exceptional and the brands and collections we carry are on trend.”

The winner of Drapers’ Best New Retailer award will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 12th September.


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644