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Brighthouse plans to treble number of stores

Brighthouse, the UK's largest retailer specialising in selling its goods to customers on credit, has announced plans to nearly treble its number of stores, creating 2,000 jobs.

The chain, which sells furniture, homewares and electrical items from 230 stores, believes it has the potential to operate 650 outlets as it pushes into new areas. It will step up its store opening programme from 21 outlets to 30 a year.