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Fastest-growing UK retailers revealed

Argos, Wilko and TK Maxx among fastest-growing retailers in the UK, according to the Local Data Company

Research undertaken by the Local Data Company has revealed the top 30 retailers in the UK by store openings in the past 12 months, from October 2015 to October 2016.

While convenience stores and value retailers dominate the list, homeware and value retailers selling tableware, such as Wilko, Argos, TK Maxx and Aldi feature in the top 30.

Argos ranks #11, having opened 33 stores in the past year, bringing its total number of stores to 413, while Wilko ranks #29, having opened 10 stores in the past two months, bringing its total number of UK stores to 386.

Value supermarket Aldi, which offers a selection of tableware, is positioned at #12, having opened 30 stores in the past year. Aldi now has a total of 654 stores in the UK. While discount store TK Maxx, which offers tableware from well-known brands such as Dartington Crystal, Monsoon Home by Denby, Portmeirion and Royal Doulton, at discounted prices, was ranked #22 - the store has opened 15 stores in the past year, bringing its total to 301.

The study uses data collected by the Local Data Company team, who visited 650 major UK towns, 898 shopping centres, and 1,234 retail parks across the UK between October 2015 and October 2016. 

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1. Poundland
2. Spar
3. McColl’s
4. Screwfix Direct
5. Marks & Spencer Simply Food
6= One Stop
6= Card Factory
8. Carphone Warehouse
9. Toolstation
10. Sainsbury’s Local
11. Argos
12. Aldi
13= The Works
13= Poundworld
15. Savers Health & Beauty
16. Bargain Booze
17. Bensons For Beds
18= Currys PC World
18= Bargain Booze Select Convenience
20. Peacocks
21. Pets at Home
22= Timpson
22= Home Bargains
22= TK Maxx
25. H&M
26. Holland & Barrett
27= B&M Bargains
27= Tesco Express
29= Wilko
29= Farmfoods

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