New Sidmouth store packed on first day

PUBLISHED: 13:06 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 10:42 18 June 2010

SHOPPERS packed out Sidmouth s newest shop on Saturday when M & Co opened its doors. It was absolutely fabulous, said assistant manager Kelly Winter.

SHOPPERS packed out Sidmouth's newest shop on Saturday when M & Co opened its doors.

"It was absolutely fabulous," said assistant manager Kelly Winter. "The store was packed with customers, but there was plenty of room to manoeuvre."

She said staff arrived in the Toastrack and opened the doors at 10am after the King of Chit - Royston Randall - did a reading he had composed about the store.

One part-time sales advisor on the shop floor was Sue Conolly, who previously worked for Woolworth for 24 years, including six at the Sidmouth shop which M & Co now occupies.

"I couldn't recognise it, it is totally unrecognisable which is good, it is a coincidence it is the same building.

"This is a fresh start with a new company and is what the town needs."

She received training at M & Co's Exmouth branch to get used to its products and the company.


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