The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) is a Burnley-based discount department store which operates just under 170 stores throughout the UK after more than 50 stores were closed as part of a CVA in 2018.
The store estate comprises fairly large outlets in small towns characterised by lower levels of competition and low rents.
Despite being a value-oriented retailer, TOFS has made significant investment in its technology infrastructure, particularly on the supply chain side of the business.
However, it pulled the plug from its transactional site in 2019 as it is now focusing on making the store network viable again. This includes reverting back to its original fascia after an ill-fated rebrand to Tofs by previous management.