Fnac opens new Fnac Connect store in Aubière with plans to open 10 Fnac Connect stores by the end of 2017

A Ivry, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fnac has announced the opening, on September 9, of a new Fnac Connect store in Aubière, on the outskirts of Clermont-Ferrand. As a forerunner in the retail of connected objects, and one of the main smartphone and phone accessories retailers in France, Fnac strives to strengthen its leading position in these markets with the opening of around ten new Fnac Connect stores by the end of 2017.

The Aubière store launches Groupe Fnac’s partnership with the holding SEDADI, owner of the WELCOM’ brand, which specializes in telephony and has 53 stores in central France. This brand, which is under contract with the operators Bouygues Telecom and Coriolis, has extensive experience in sales of mobile contracts, phones and accessories. The Fnac Connect store will be installed on the premises of the current WELCOM’ Aubière store, with a surface area of 136 sq.m. and will employ a team of five employees.

The Fnac Connect concept was launched in 2014 on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, before being rolled out in the form of dedicated areas in all Fnac stores. More recently, it has been exported to Spain with the opening of a store in Bilbao.

Fnac Connect is entirely devoted to telephony and connected objects. Fully designed for a unique and enjoyable customer experience, these stores offer the widest range on the market (connected watches and bracelets, camera drones, headsets and speakers, accessories for the connected home, etc.), in addition to a highly extensive selection of stylish and trendy accessories. Customers have the freedom to access selfservice products, and demonstration areas allow them to discover their uses as well as the latest innovations.

About Groupe Fnac – www.groupe-fnac.com: Groupe Fnac is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Qatar, Ivory Coast), Groupe Fnac had a multi-format network of 205 stores (including 125 in France) at the end of June 2016, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (approximately 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, Groupe Fnac posted consolidated revenue of €3.876 billion in 2015 and employs 14,100 people.

Press contacts:
Laurent Glépin
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 13
laurent.glepin@fnac.com

Alexandre André
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

Source: Fnac