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Halfords acquires garage chain

Halfords has acquired the 60 strong chain of McConechy garages. It operates in Scotland and the North of England, employing 300 people.

Halfords CEO Graham Stapleton said: "We are very excited about today's acquisition and I am delighted to welcome McConechy's to the Halfords family. This acquisition is highly complementary to Halfords service-led strategy, and the addition of McConechy's further strengthens our growing and unique motoring services offer, which includes Autocentres, Halfords Mobile Expert and our weFit services in our stores."

The deal brings Halfords within a 15 minute drive of over half of all UK households.

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