B&M is shutting down 49 of its stores across the UK
Some will stay open, though…
B&M is to shut down 49 of its stores across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
49 of its branches will be temporarily closing down, as the budget retailer deals with the current situation.
Don’t panic if you can’t live without your B&M fix, though, as the retailer has 656 stores in the UK so there’ll still be a few open.
The stores that are shutting are usually smaller ones in shopping centres, with 42 of the 49 that are closing located near to larger stores anyway, according to B&M.
It decided to keep all of its stores open initially so people could get groceries and other household items, but has now decided to shut some branches after reviewing its operations.
Staff at the affected stores will be furloughed under the UK’s job retention scheme, with the government covering 80% of their wages.
B&M hasn’t released a list of the stores which are closing, so your best bet is to contact your local branch beforehand to make sure it’s open.
Aldi shoppers are loving the new bargain garden furniture Special Buys
‘Another winner from Aldi!’
Aldi shoppers are swooning over new bargain garden furniture Special Buys, transforming garden spaces into a ‘haven’.
Aldi shoppers can’t get enough of the European budget supermarket’s new seasonal Special Buy garden sets of rattan furniture and are rushing to the website to get their hands on the bargain stock while they can.
People have fallen head over heels for the new designs in Aldi’s outdoor rattan range, which features budget furniture modelled on the latest expensive trends, making it more affordable for their customers. Items are available for pre-order on its website now but stocks are not yet available in stores.
The cheapest in the range is a Twin Set of Rattan Stools with padded seat cushions which are £49.99 — working out at £25 per item. The twin set comes in three different colours, grey, grey and cream, and anthracite (a darker shade of grey).
Shoppers have called the rattan sets ‘dreamy’, and say they can instantly turn your garden into a boutique-style ‘haven’. One five-star reviewer gushed: “Another winner from Aldi! These are amazing such great quality and the cushions are lovely thick and soft. Really impressed! Such a bargain, well done Aldi!!”
One of the most popular buys from Aldi’s garden range is the grey Rattan Effect Bench for £49.99. Each bench costs less than £50 but they look much more expensive, and could easily be mistaken for a designer piece.
One shopper said: “Fantastic seat can’t believe the price as it looks expensive and good quality. Highly recommend.” Another said: “Delighted with the product, great price very good value.”
Fire pits are usually an expensive piece of garden furniture, costing around £100 or more, and have become popular amongst fans of Love Island and staycationers since the pandemic.
This piece of garden kit has become essential for anyone who really wants to make good use of the outdoor areas — they can really transform any outdoor space into a cosy paradise fit for enjoying a beverage and snuggling up to a loved-one.
Aldi’s newly re-stocked its popular £44.99 Gardenline Tripod Fire Pits have seen glowing five star reviews on its website. One shopper wrote: “Nice product overall easy to assemble and fantastic priced.”
A second Aldi shopper raved: “Excellent product and quality ideal for BBQs and hot toddies.” A third praised: “Absolutely perfect and the price is amazing. Easy to use.”
Arguably the chicest piece in Aldi’s Special Buy range is the Gardenline Rope Effect Rocking Chair, which could be used both indoors and outdoors and costs £129.99. This has also had countless five-star reviews, with shoppers saying it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.
You can shop Aldi’s full Special Buy garden range on its website. But hurry, as the bouji bargains are only available while stocks last.
Toblerone releases pink chocolate limited edition bar for Valentine’s Day
Wondering what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day?
Toblerone has released a Pink Limited Edition chocolate bar just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Swiss chocolatier has urged romantic couples to ‘celebrate’ their love that feels as special as their new limited edition rose coloured bar. Perfect for sharing with the one you love, the new chocolate treat combines the indulgent flavours of raspberries and strawberries surrounded by white chocolate.
You can even personalise your bar by having your partner’s name and a sweet message to them printed on it, just to show you really care. This personalised chocolatey gift does cost a bit more than your average bar at £17 and is available on Toblerone’s official website.
The company is ‘encouraging’ people to take the plunge and ’embrace relationships’. If you don’t have a Valentine to gift the bar to, Toblerone says it will help ‘make sure your life is sweet anyway’, or you could always treat yourself to one, call it an act of self-love.
The flavour joins Toblerone’s classic flavours : Milk, Dark, Crunchy Almond, White and Fruit and Nut, and whilst it’s only around for Valentine’s Day, it looks set to be hugely popular.
You might remember that Toblerone has featured various limited edition bars before. Just last summer they dropped a gold Toblerone bar made with blond chocolate (which is basically caramelised white choc).
We’ve also been graced with the likes of a giant 4.5kg Toblerone. A jumbo version of the distinct chocolate triangular prisms, with honey and almond nougat, was available at Costco stores up and down the UK at Christmas time, costing a whopping £49.99.
Maybe this pink limited edition Toblerone is worth forking out almost 20 quid on, if not for someone else then why not for yourself? Get yours via the Toblerone website.
McDonald’s adds supersized McMuffin with all the fillings to breakfast menu
A huge McMuffin? Yes please…
The McDonald’s breakfast menu is loved by fast food fans up and down the country.
And one of the most loved items on the menu is the McMuffin, a muffin filled with either bacon and egg, or sausage and egg.
But now Maccies is taking it one step further, by making the breakfast favourite even bigger and better – say hello to the Mighty McMuffin.
The new item will be landing on breakfast menus from tomorrow, Wednesday November 22nd, for a limited time only.
The Mighty McMuffin will be available from opening time to the start of the lunch menu at 11am.
It comes filled with sausage, egg, bacon, cheese, and either ketchup or brown sauce – essentially it’s a supersized McMuffin stuffed with all the fillings.
The Mighty McMuffin will set you back £3.99 on its own or £5.59 if you want it as a meal, and will be available in every single McDonald’s across the UK and Ireland.
However, the special new muffin will only be around for a limited time – so you best be quick.