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24 August 2020

NEXT to open new beauty store at intu Metrocentre

Just confirmed, NEXT has signed a deal to take on the former Debenhams store at intu Metrocentre.

The store will open with a Beauty, Home and Women’s fashion lifestyle offer within the centre on an opening date to be confirmed. This will allow NEXT to extend its fast growing premium beauty offer from online only into bricks and mortar. 

The UK health and beauty market is set to grow by 8.8% by 2024 according to Global Data when it will be worth an extra £2 billion.

The deal between intu and NEXT is welcome news as intu Metrocentre sees most of its retailers open and shoppers returning with confidence, following the partially closed period due to COVID-19.

Gavin Prior, operations director at intu Metrocentre said: “We are delighted to make this announcement today and show that intu Metrocentre continues to be a destination that brands want to invest in. This new partnership shows how important flagship destinations are to the future of retail. We are very impressed with NEXT’s ambition for its new concept.

“There are many positive movements in retail and confidence within the industry that will see further announcements and good news for our shoppers.”

Further details about the new store from NEXT can be expected soon.

For further information about intu Metrocentre visit intu.co.uk/metrocentre.