John Lewis opens first shop in a railway station at St Pancras International
John Lewis has today opened its first-ever railway station shop at St Pancras International. This new format for John Lewis will provide customers with a new and convenient way to shop at this key transport hub.
The 3,000 sq ft shop offers an edited selection of electronics, gifts, beauty, home and fashion accessories. Customers can also take advantage of the retailer's Click and Collect service, ordering products from johnlewis.com for next day collection during their daily commute.
Opening hours for John Lewis St Pancras will be 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 7pm on Sundays.
Maggie Porteous, director of selling said: 'Our customers show us that they want different ways to shop that are most convenient for them. John Lewis St Pancras is our latest shop format innovation to meet our customers evolving needs serving the station's travellers. Customers can shop and enjoy John Lewis St Pancras's range of electronics, gifts, beauty, home and fashion products plus click and collect, or in this case 'click and commute', johnlewis.com purchases.'
Ben Pearson, branch manager at John Lewis St Pancras, said: 'I'm immensely proud to be branch manager at this new type of John Lewis shop. My team and I look forward to delighting St Pancras travellers passing through the station each day, as well as the local residential population and playing an active part in the local community.'
The opening of John Lewis St Pancras sees iPads, laptops and cameras available at the station for the very first time, providing commuting and travelling customers a convenient way to shop for electronics coupled with the advice and customer service they expect from John Lewis. Electronics brands available at John Lewis St Pancras include:
As well as the latest technology, John Lewis St Pancras is home to a carefully curated range of fashion and home accessories from brands including Ted Baker, Orla Keily and Barbour and beauty ranges from Nails Inc, Molton Brown, Philosophy, Cowshed, Liz Earle and Nr Natty.
Wendy Spinks, commercial director of HS1 Ltd (owners of St Pancras International) said:'With the same proud Victorian heritage as St Pancras International, it is fitting that John Lewis has chosen to open its first train station store at one of London's most historic and well-loved terminals. We have no doubt that the Click and Collect service will be a big hit with the 48 million people who visit the station every year and we are proud to welcome one of Britain's best-loved retailers to join the broad range of retail available at St Pancras.'
Luxury gift food from Charbonnel et Walker, Bollinger, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hotel Chocolat, Nicolas Feuillatte and L'artisan Du Chocolat is also available.
Notes to editors:
John Lewis - John Lewis operates 43 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, ten John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. As part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership, all of John Lewis's 30,000 staff are Partners in the business.
John Lewis, 'Multichannel Retailer of the Year 2014'¹, 'Best Overall Retailer'² and 'Best Retailer 2014'³, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 250,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. (www.johnlewis.com). John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover - delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.
¹ Oracle Retail Week Awards 2014
² Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2014
³ Which? Awards 2014
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