John Lewis to open at Heathrow Terminal 2

02 July 2013 10:27

John Lewis today confirmed that it will open a branch at Heathrow's Terminal 2 next year.

The retailer is investing over £1million in a 3,600 sq ft shop at the airport, located on the top floor of the departure lounge. The plans include the creation of around 40 new jobs.

Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis said: 'This new opening is a huge and exciting step forward in developing our international strategy, giving us access to one of the most concentrated, valuable and influential markets in the world. We recently made clear our ambition to further develop our online presence internationally in addition to increasing our international wholesale business. This opportunity at Heathrow perfectly complements and enhances these initiatives.'

Muriel Zingraff-Shariff, retail director at Heathrow said: 'We're excited to bring John Lewis to Heathrow and share this much loved British retail brand with our international audience. Our passengers love the retail experience at Heathrow and this shows our commitment to delivering stores that will delight them and bring real value to their journey. It's just one of the reasons we've been voted Europe's Best Airport at ACI's 9th annual Airport Awards.'
The retailer is also expanding its international wholesale business developing a specific offer focused on bed, bath and tableware in partnership with four Shinsegae department stores in South Korea, with plans to roll out the offer to more of their stores.

The new Terminal 2 is the latest phase of the five year, £11 billion transformation of Heathrow. 

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