New department stores are planned for Birmingham and Leeds and Westfield London.
Flexible format shops are planned for York in 2013 and Chelmsford in 2014. This new format sits between the full size department stores and the 'at home' shops. The shops, averaging 65,000 to 100,000 square feet, will highlight Fashion, Home and Consumer Electronics products.
Our 'at home' format focuses exclusively on the home sector including home and electrical and home technology assortments, and with no fashion assortment.
John Lewis will open a 3,600 sq ft shop at Heathrow's Terminal 2 in June 2014 curating the best of home, fashion, gifting and seasonal ranges.
In addition we expect there to be further opportunities for additional department stores and will look for growth through our multi-channel strategy, particularly johnlewis.com.