UK's John Lewis to make Philippines foray
John Lewis Partnership, the UK based departmental store chain has plans to spread its footprint internationally. The brand is all set to open outlets in 11 branches of departmental stores in the Philippines. The outlets size will vary between 300 and 1,000 sq ft.
Apart from establishing shops in seven branches of South Korean chain Shinsegae, the brand has already announced its plan to open outlets in Singapore. Andy Street, Managing Director, John Lewis Partnership said, “Our partnership with Shinsegae has been successful. It has given us confidence to continue our expansion in the international market. We are looking forward for more international partnerships. We expect to make more announcements about our international plans in the next year. John Lewis already delivers to 33 countries. While, our move to enter the Philippines will provide access to new emerging markets, our brand’s focus on physical expansion will be on Britain.”
The John Lewis Partnership has over 90,000 partners that own 43 John Lewis shops and over 300 Waitrose supermarkets, which is an online and catalogue business of it.