Golden Discs CEO Stephen Fitzgerald.
Golden Discs have confirmed that they will open a store in the Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda tomorrow, 5th October. The store will employ six staff, doubling that number for the festive trading period.
This is a happy return to Drogheda for Golden Discs who previously had a store in Drogheda Town Centre which closed down some years ago. Golden Discs are delighted to return to Drogheda and its thriving local music scene and hope that the store will become an essential part of the cultural fabric of the city.
The Drogheda store will carry the full range of Golden Discs audio and visual products, from CDs and DVDs to vinyl and accessories. Locals can expect to find gems just in time for Christmas such as limited-edition releases, the newly-launched ‘Golden Discs presents…’ vinyl compilation series, and headphones and speakers to suit all budgets. Of course, if you find all this choice a little bewildering, gift vouchers are a perennial winner!
Golden Discs reported a solid year in 2018 with turnover of €13.2 million, driven in part by continued growth in vinyl sales. 2019 is shaping up similarly with four new store openings, bringing the total number of Golden Discs stores nationwide to 21 with over 120 employees.
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The online store is equally successful, showing strong sales along the 15,000 product lines with particular emphasis on back-catalogue product and vinyl sales.
“We’ve been inundated with requests to return to Drogheda and feel the time is right” said Golden Discs CEO Stephen Fitzgerald.”
“It is a large population centre and has a very rich musical culture. The vinyl renaissance is driving our expansion at present and our new Drogheda store will have a large vinyl section with a compelling depth of catalogue as well as all the new releases.”
Welcoming Golden Discs to Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Manager Peter Dolan said: “We’re delighted to welcome such a well-known household name to our retail mix, bringing music, entertainment and much more to our customers.”
Golden Discs are very much looking forward to greeting their first customers in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre tomorrow and to celebrate they will have special opening weekend offers and discounts.