UK retailer John Lewis to enter Irish market with Arnotts deal

UK retailer John Lewis is to enter the Irish market after securing an exclusive deal with Arnotts that will see the company occupy a section of the Henry Street store.

The UK department store will take up around 2,000 sq ft of retail space in the Arnotts store, according to the Irish Times.
As part of the deal Arnotts will sell 700 products from John Lewis’ own-brand home and lifestyle range.

It marks the first major deal for Arnotts since being acquired by the Selfridges group last November.
The deal is the culmination of John Lewis’ interest in Ireland having been previously touted to take over Clerys.

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