Kuoni to open two new John Lewis concessions

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Kuoni is to open two new concessions in John Lewis department stores this autumn.

The outlets are to be located?in?John Lewis in Leeds at the end of October and in a new John Lewis store due to open in Chelmsford in Essex at the end of September.

The move will bring the number of concessions to 14 nationwide.

Brad Bennetts, national sales manager, said: “The John Lewis stores bring in a new customer base.”

The tour operator has recently opened two standalone, high-street Kuoni stores in St Albans and Bromley. It now has 30 Kuoni high-street stores across the country.

Another standalone store is planned this summer and a further John Lewis concession is due to open in January 2017 in Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Including these two new stores, the total number of standalone and concessions will be 46. The company has already said 50 would be an optimum number for its total