Foyles’ Urban Express roll-out heralds national expansion

Foyles’ Urban Express roll-out heralds national expansion

Foyles has struck a "significant" strategic partnership with a global travel retail group, which could see the roll-out of a national presence for the London-based bookseller.

The 115-year-old firm has partnered with FTSE 250 company SSP Group to bring a curated range of books to new store concept Urban Express. Led by former W H Smith chief executive Kate Swann, SSP operates a number of strategic partnerships at travel hubs in 30 countries, such as with retailers Marks & Spencer, but has recently begun developing in-house concepts. The first Urban Express store has opened in London Bridge...

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