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J&S reports pleasure at progress

J&S Accessories, which now owns 24 stores across the country after taking over the ex-Hein Gericke shops in January 2014, has announced itself pleased with progress in the first 12 months. “Our clothing sales were up by 12 per cent over 2013,” J&S MD Peter Cook told BDN. “We’re happy with the way Red Route Denim, BKS and our own-brand helmets are selling. 2014 was a great year.”

He added that J&S’s new store at the Metro Centre in Gateshead, opened in March 2014, was developing as planned. “It’s establishing itself really well. We’re letting the business come to us naturally, with promotion by word of mouth, and nothing beats that.”

He was relaxed about the news that Hein Gericke is coming back into the UK, partly through the ‘store within a store’ concept. “The number of outlets hasn’t increased, so it doesn’t make much difference to us. I’ve never really worried about competition in any case.”

J&S has announced that all of its accessories stores will sell the Derbi 125cc range – a limited offer that would “last a few months”.

J&S now offers a range of scooters and commuter bikes from all its stores but in particular offers Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Vespa add Piaggio from its Birmingham, Doncaster, New Malden and Oakmere locations. It also stocks used bikes.


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