Waterstones to open Next concession store in new partnership

Waterstones to open Next concession store in new partnership

Waterstones is opening a concession store in a Leicester branch of Next, the first of what could be an ongoing partnership for the retailer.

A “full” shop offering 20,000 books will open in Next's new flagship store at Leicester's Fosse Park, an out-of-town retail park on the city's southern edge, later this spring. The “light and airy space” will be staffed by Waterstones booksellers, led by an experienced team alongside new staff who will be recruited.

Kate Skipper, Waterstones chief operating officer, said: “We are very excited to be embarking on a new partnership set within Next’s Fos...

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