S-Group opens its first Finnish Marks & Spencer store in Helsinki, at the Sokos department store next month.
And then six more will follow with clothes and food.
” These excellent business locations allows us to get a good foothold through out Finland”, says Francois Smeyers, Director of European Operations at Marks & Spencer .
The new flagship store will open the doors on Thursday, October 9. It’s a 3 000 square meters shop premises that now gets its final preparations before opening:
”It will be great to serve Helsinki customers in the new flagship in Sokos department store. We offer a great selection of high-quality and stylish clothing products as well as excellent food in an inspiring retail environment right in the center of Helsinki”, says Marks & Spencer Director of European Operations, Francois Smeyers.
”Staff training has started and all are fully involved in implementing a unique opening. Marks & Spencer store will be filled with a high-quality assortment”, says Finnish Marks & Spencer chain director Laura Ruuskanen.
The next two Marks & Spencer stores will be opened in October, when 1 600 square meters of shop space will be ready in Jyväskylä’s Sokos department store (22.10.) and at Hämeenlinna Goodman shopping centre (30.10.).
In the spring of 2015 Marks & Spencer opens stores in Tampere, Lappeenranta and Lahtis, and the seventh store will open its doors inthe fall of 2015, in Pori.
The international Marks & Spencer webstore will also serve Finnish customers. A Finnish Marks & Spencer website will be opened in September, but a more detailed e-commerce is set to a later date.
”A new flagship store in Helsinki is an important part of our strategy in Finland. We are delighted that we open the first two stores in cooperation with the S Group, whose local knowledge and excellent business locations allows us to get a good foothold through out Finland”, Francois Smeyers says.