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JD Group to open flagship store in Trafford Centre

The new 42,412 sq ft flagship store will be the largest in its global portfolio

The JD Group has announced it has agreed a deal with Manchester’s Trafford Centre which will see it launch a new flagship store at the location.

The new 42,412 sq ft flagship store will be the largest in its global portfolio.

The news comes shortly after the announcement that Next also recently signed a new 10-year lease with Trafford Centre to significantly upsize its presence in the centre and bring its fashion, beauty and home offering together in a single 65,000 sq ft store.

James Air, head of group acquisitions at JD Group, said: “We are delighted to be relocating within the Trafford Centre to deliver a unique flagship. This will be the largest JD store ever from over 3,400 stores globally.

“The new store will feature a bespoke take on our latest cutting edge concept and will bring more of the very best brands to our loyal customer base in the North West.”

Marcus Briggs, Retail director at Pradera Lateral, said: “This new JD flagship store represents a significant step in enhancing the Trafford Centre offering and we’re delighted to be announcing the news so soon after that of NEXT’s upsize.

“Trafford Centre is an iconic and sought-after retail and leisure destination and this kind of increased investment from major retail brands only serves to underline this fact. It’s a big year for the centre, with more exciting signings to come and significant investment in our dedicated outdoor events programme. We are proud to be building a centre that can truly live up to its strapline as an opportunity to ‘escape the ordinary’.”

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