Jack & Jones continues UK expansion drive
Danish-owned menswear retailer Jack & Jones is continuing its UK expansion with the opening of four new stores in both high street and shopping centre locations in Exeter, Carlisle, Swansea and Cwmbran.
Launched in 1989, Jack & Jones, which is part of Bestseller, the family-owned clothing company, is now sold in approximately 2,000 retail shops across Europe, of which 270 are franchises. As part of plans to grow the business, the retailer has retained commercial real estate firm CBRE to find suitable premises in Scotland, and to assist with requirements in the north of England.
The biggest of the four new stores to open is in Carlisle, where the menswear and denim retailer has acquired a 3,050 square foot store in The Lanes Shopping Centre. The store, which spans across two floors, joins 75 leading brands including Debenhams and Next.
Kevin Simms, Retail Director, CBRE, said: “Since launching in 1989, Jack & Jones has seen a meteoric rise across Europe and has quickly grown to become a successful global fashion brand. The retailer has also seen considerable success in the UK and is currently well positioned to grow the business further.
Following the opening of these most recent stores it is anticipated expansion will continue throughout the UK in strong regional high streets and shopping centres.”