German kitchen retailer Kutchenhaus to open in the former Slug & Lettuce unit in Altrincham

February 7, 2020

German kitchen retailer Kutchenhaus is to open in the former Slug & Lettuce unit in Altrincham.

The 8,000 sq ft, four-storey building on Stamford New Road was sold by Cream Investments to Buzz Communications in a deal worth £915,000 back in November 2017, two months after the closure of the bar.

 
Now, after a long period on the market, the 2,000 sq ft ground-floor space – which has been completely renovated – has been let on a 10-year lease to Kutchenhaus. It will open its doors in April.

The above floors have already been remodelled into six two-bedroom apartments, which are all let.

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Joshua Bowyer, Kutchenhaus director, said: “I am extremely excited to be bringing the Kutchenhaus brand to Altrincham.

“It is an area we have been looking at for some time and feel this unit will make a fantastic showroom. We can’t wait to open the doors in April and begin creating wonderful kitchens for the people of Altrincham.”

Established in 2004 at Trafford Retail Park, Kutchenhaus is the UK arm of Nobilia, the world’s largest kitchen manufacturer. It has 31 kitchen outlets around the UK and operates on a franchise basis.

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Daniel Lee, director, Regional Property Solutions, responsible for the management of Buzz Communication’s property portfolio, said: “The public realm improvements and new occupiers such as Evuna, Ferrious and Ginkgoon continue to make Stamford New Road a desirable alternative retail pitch for the town centre. This is only set to improve with the impending re-development of The Grafton’s. This commercial letting is the final piece of the jigsaw realising the full potential of this investment opportunity.”

By David Prior

Source: Altrincham Today

Kutchenhaus showroom opens in Orchard Shopping Centre, Taunton

December 20, 2019

GERMAN kitchen retailer Kutchenhaus has this month opened a new showroom in Taunton – its 32nd outlet in the UK.

The company has taken on three staff across customer services and kitchen design based at the 1,300 sq ft unit.

 
Manager Graham Jones has worked for some of the biggest kitchen retailers in the UK over the past 30 years

He said: “The team is incredibly excited to have opened the brand-new showroom in Taunton.

“It has taken three months to completely transform the space to Kutchenhaus’s high-quality standards.

“We’re eager to meet shoppers and introduce them to our products.”

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Kutchenhaus products are made by Nobilia in Germany, which claims to be the largest and most technologically advanced kitchen manufacturer in Europe.

Sean Ford, national head of sales and operations for Kutchenhaus, said: “Kutchenhaus is on an ambitious growth path over the next two to three years, so it’s fantastic to see the opening of our latest showroom in Taunton.

“We’re very excited to be part of the new showroom opening in Taunton, which is a busy shopping destination with a vibrant atmosphere for many people in Devon and Somerset.

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“The new showroom will be an engaging store environment and will deliver a high-quality product, a market opportunity which we know is currently in high demand.

“We wish Graham and the team all the best and wait to see their future success.”

Established in 2004, Kutchenhaus is a franchise business owned by Nobilia.

By Phil Hill

Source: Somerset County Gazette

First look inside Stockton Heath’s newest shop

October 29, 2019

THE newest shop on the high street in Stockton Heath opens on Saturday. Kitchen retailer Kutchenhaus opens its first Warrington store on London Road.

Boasting 1,100 square foot of retail space, the Warrington store will employ two staff in customer services and kitchen design. The shop will be managed by Chris Smith, who has worked with Kutchenhaus product for more than 11 years. Most recently he worked at the head office, growing the franchise network from nine stores to 25.

 
Rob Greenhalgh, who co-owns the Warrington business with Chris, comes from a kitchen installation background with over 20 years’ experience fitting. Rob said:“The team is incredibly excited to be opening the new store in Warrington, our friendly team is looking forward to welcoming the community to the official launch on Saturday.

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“It has taken one month to completely transform the space to Kutchenhaus’ high-quality standards. We are looking forward to meeting shoppers and introducing them to Kutchenhaus. We believe the people of the surrounding area deserve access to German engineered kitchens at a really affordable price.”

Sean Ford, national head of sales and operations for Kutchenhaus, said: “Kutchenhaus is on an ambitious growth path over the next two to three years, so it’s fantastic to see the opening of our first store in Warrington.

“We are very excited to be part of the new showroom opening in Warrington, a community we believe is a perfect destination for a Kutchenhaus store due to its central location and access to major motorways. The new store will no doubt offer an engaging store environment and deliver a high-quality product, a market opportunity which we know is currently in high demand. We wish Chris and the team all the best and wait to see their future success.”

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Established in 2004, Kutchenhaus is a franchise business owned by Europe’s largest kitchen manufacturer, Nobilia. Customers can both buy online at www.kutchenhaus.co.uk or one of its 32 showrooms across the UK.

By Gareth Dunning

Source: Warrington Guardian

Chichester store celebrates best trading period yet

August 16, 2019

A Chichester kitchen retailer is celebrating after its best 12 month trading period yet. Kitchen retailer, Kutchenhaus said it is ‘defying the ongoing pressures on bricks and mortar retailers’ on the high street, and reported 50 per cent growth in year-on-year revenue.

The store, which serves customers across an approximate 40-mile radius catchment area, is managed by franchisee owners Andy Barwell and Paul Turner, who have operated the business since September 2017.

 
Andy, co-owner of Kutchenhaus in Chichester, commented: “The last 12 month has been the best trading period for us, across both our main Chichester store, and our second store in Romsey.

“Between Paul and I, we have experience of more than 20 combined years in the industry and can offer a bespoke design service to our customers. We were already familiar with the Kutchenhaus product and the reps from selling in our previous roles, which drew us to the brand, and Kutchenhaus have given us the support and resources we needed to make the store a success.

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“Due to the revenue growth, we are considering the possibility of expanding and opening more stores, as well as hiring additional staff for our current stores.

“We have just recruited an area support manager to help with installations and ensure the customers receive consistent levels of great service. The Kutchenhaus store in Chichester boasts 2,100 square foot of retail space and four staff are employed across customer services and kitchen design.”

The company growth is primarily down to the quality of the in store customer experience the German designed and manufactured kitchens that Kutchenhaus is famous for and the increased consumer demand for affordable quality. The business is now forecasting a 12-month revenue growth target of another 50% as it looks to build further on its success.

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Sean Ford, national head of sales and operations for Kutchenhaus, said: “Kutchenhaus is on an ambitious growth path over the next two to three years, so it’s fantastic to see the progress Andy, Paul and the team are making at our Chichester business.

“There’s no doubt trading conditions are tough for many bricks and mortar retailers and the home improvement market is extremely competitive, but we find that our franchise owners are bucking the trend by creating an engaging store environment and delivering a high-quality end product.”

Established in 2004, Kutchenhaus is a franchise business owned by Europe’s largest kitchen manufacturer, Nobilia. Customers can both buy online at www.kutchenhaus.co.uk or one of its 28 showrooms across the UK. Potential franchisee partners interested in finding out more, can access further business information at www.kutchenhaus.co.uk/franchise/.

By Joe Stack

Source: Chichester