Jessops continue their expansion program with the
acquisition of three more stores in Yorkshire. The move follows Jessops'
acquisition of the Richards Group, one of the regions leading independent
photographic retailers. Three Richards Photo Centres - in Huddersfield, Leeds
and Wakefield - have become Jessops stores.
Colin Martin, marketing driector from Jessops, comments: "This is an exciting
period of growth for Jessops and our stores maintain strong traditions of high
quality personal service and a wide product range.
"We are delighted to acquire The Richards Group. The company has a
history of successful photographic retailing, spanning more than 40 years, and
we look forward to the stores building further on the already strong position as
part of Jessops."
The three new stores take the current total of Jessops branches to 208. The
company remains on track to achieve its target of 450 stores over the next six