Yes times are changing and we must change with them!
Waltons have been reviewing how best we can service our customers into the future. There are many changes in the retail landscape that have already come and more are on the way as the choices people have for the way they shop develop and the ways their needs are serviced changes. In the age of algorithms and robots the consumer has many choices. Waltons has been servicing a huge variety of customers music needs since the foundation of the State in 1922. This has been through global wars and peace, economic upturns and downturns, changes in music fashion and taste and dramatic changes in the range of instruments and music styles during the last 95 years. We fully intend to continue doing this in the future. But to do this we also need to evolve and adapt to the changing retail landscape.
The first step we will make is to move all our retail business into our Blanchardstown store and we will no longer operate from our South Great Georges st store. Waltons New School of Music will still operate from its Georges St. premises and will continue to service all of its students needs long into the future.
The reason for this move is to restructure our business in a way that we will be able to offer our customers the best music choices possible at the best prices in the future. With the ever rising costs of doing business in the city centre we need to make sure that our cost base does not make us uncompetitive. We want to be able to give our Irish based customers the best instruments and accessories at the right price in Ireland. To do this we need to adapt and change. We are going nowhere and intend to be able to offer our customers choice and value for a long time to come.
As our Georges store will close (not our Georges st school, which will remain open) on the 12th of February we are having a moving sale. This is an in store sale only which will have plenty of discounts!