The Works boss: 'There's never been a better time to open stores'

The Works has opened its 500th Store in Winchester

As the high street continues to struggle, stores up and down the country close every day and retailers launch CVAs, one retail boss maintains ‘there’s never been a better time to open stores’

After the City turned its nose up at The Works’ pre-close update last week, marking its shares down by nearly 20%, it may come as a surprise that boss Kevin Keaney is so optimistic when speaking about its store portfolio.

As The Works celebrates opening its 500th store in Winchester, Keaney tells Retail Week how he plans to open 1,000 stores in a volatile market.

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