Preview: See what’s in store at Hatfield’s new B&M

PUBLISHED: 10:17 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 13 October 2018

B&M Hatfield staff are excited ahead of their store opening this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

B&M Hatfield staff are excited ahead of their store opening this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Welwyn Hatfield Times reporters were let in for a sneak peek at the new B&M store ahead of its grand opening tomorrow.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

David Weyman, store manager of B&M, seemed like a remarkably calm man for someone who had been given the keys to Hatfield’s newest big box store just 18 days ago.

“We do stuff fast - we call it B&M time,” he said.

‘B&M time’ is apparently what’s behind what David says are some of the best prices in the country.

He stopped to admire a display of bags of sweets selling at £1. “It all looks really good, doesn’t it?

“You see bags of sweets for £1 [in other shops] when they’re on offer, but ours are £1 all the time.”

As one of the biggest in the country, the UK’s 568th B&M seems to sell everything - food, homewares, toys, novelties, gifts, furniture, and more.

MORE: Shoppers queue to get into Hatfield’s new B&M store

The Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

With a DIY and hardware section, B&M hopes to serve those who are missing the Homebase that used to be in the site.

And those who are already wondering where to get their gardening items when Codicote’s Wyevale Garden Centre is converted into homes, may find what they need in B&M’s garden section.

Here, I spotted hanging baskets ready planted with primroses for £4.99.

Among the children’s toys were offers of two for £20 from a selection, Hatchimals for £3.99, and good reductions on Lego.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

Six aisles of the store are devoted to seasonal stuff - currently lined up with a range of spooky Halloween items.

And in the food section, for Christmas, B&M are offering a panettone for £2.49, along with their best-seller multi-packs, with six tins of chicken soup priced at £2.99.

For a girl’s night in, you can’t do too badly with the Toni & Guy hair straighteners for £26.99, a dinky strawberry daiquiri and novelty glass set for £2.99, and Yankee Candles for £6.99

In the homewares section, items are arranged by colour to help people pick out a coordinated set.

B&M store manager David Weyman outside the new store in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOOB&M store manager David Weyman outside the new store in Hatfield. Picture: DANNY LOO

The store’s 71 staff had got the place almost completely shipshape in just 18 days, with a regional health and safety manager completing her inspection today.

David says that they’ve managed to get a good number of long-term unemployed back on the job market.

Check out our extensive gallery to see what’s on offer.

• B&M at Oldings Corner, Hatfield, opens Saturday, October 13, at 9am.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Welwyn and Hatfield Times were invited for a sneak preview inside the new B&M store opening in Hatfield this weekend. Picture: DANNY LOO

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