LONDON,, 2016-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, has concluded an exclusive agreement to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to its store this Autumn.
This will be the first time that John Lewis own brand Home products will be available in Ireland, launching in store on Thursday 6 October 2016.
The agreement with John Lewis marks the first major new brand initiative for Arnotts since the business was acquired by the Selfridges Group in November 2015.
The new range, which will form part of Arnotts existing and extensive homeware offering, will comprise a wide selection of products across bed, bath, cook and dine, furniture and lighting products (including a range of cushions made at the John Lewis owned factory, Herbert Parkinson, in Lancashire in the UK). The collection will also be available on arnotts.ie.
Commenting on the news, Donald McDonald, Managing Director, Arnotts, said: ‘We’re delighted to introduce John Lewis own brand Home products to our customers. The new range will enhance Arnotts existing position as the largest and only full line department store in Ireland. We look forward to introducing other exciting new brands to Arnotts over the coming months.’
Christine Kasoulis, Home Buying Director at John Lewis, said: ‘We’re really pleased to be debuting John Lewis own brand Home and lifestyle products within Arnotts department store in Ireland. This is a great opportunity to bring the John Lewis Home assortment to our existing customer base in Ireland as well as new customers who are looking for great quality and inspiring products for their home.’
Arnotts is Ireland’s largest department store and one of Ireland’s most iconic retail brands. The store is a Dublin landmark and is home to some of the world’s leading brands, offering a comprehensive selection of merchandise ranging from fashion to furniture, jewelry and cosmetics, footwear, sportswear, kitchenware, electrical goods and children’s wear. It also includes a number of cafes and restaurants.
Arnotts, which directly employs approximately 570 people with an additional 600 people working in concession partners, is a member of the Selfridges Group, one of the world’s foremost department store groups. Selfridges Group provides leading luxury shopping experiences for customers around the world through exciting customers, driving creativity and innovation, inspiring people and remaining committed to leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
John Lewis – John Lewis operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, ‘Best In-Store Experience 2016’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer 2016,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer 2016’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer 2016’¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.
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Source: John Lewis Partnership