Castore to add second Newcastle United store to its retail portfolio
British premium sportswear brand of the moment Castore, which signed a kit deal with Newcastle United FC in July 2021 and later opened a standalone store selling replica kit and apparel to fans, is adding a second club store, located at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, Newcastle.
After launching its partnership with Rangers FC in 2020, Castore’s portfolio has grown significantly, not only with the addition of Newcastle United, but also Wolverhampton Wanderers, McLaren Formula 1 and England Cricket.
In addition to the new NUFC store at the Metrocentre, Castore has 13 stores throughout the UK, with plans to open a further 15 sites in 2022.
Founded in 2015 by brothers Tom and Phil Beahon, Castore was created to bring a new level of performance to sportswear. The brand is also partnered with a number of top-tier athletes, including Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray, England Rugby Union captain, Owen Farrell, England cricketer, Jos Buttler, and multiple gold medal winning Olympic swimmer and world record holder, Adam Peaty.
Castore Co-founder, Tom Beahon, said: “After a successful few months trading in the new Stadium Store at St James’ Park, Castore is very excited to expand our Newcastle United retail portfolio by announcing our second NUFC store, which is opening in the Metrocentre. We have been warmly welcomed by the fans and the city of Newcastle, and we’re looking forward to the latest expansion within the area.”
Mike Ashley sold Newcastle United FC to a Saudi consortium in October 2021 for £305 million, and under the new ownership the club has already invested several million in players in the January transfer window to help them fight relegation from the Premiership.