Frasers Group confirms store re-openings

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Frasers Group has confirmed that its Sports Direct, Jack Wills and Flannels stores will be re-opened on 15 June with House of Fraser branches to open later in the week.

The group, headed by retail tycoon Mike Ashley, has employed a specialist team to implement, review and adjust health and safety measures within stores to protect staff and customers while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

House of Fraser openings have been held back a few days while the group seeks further guidance in relation to the size of stores, and food and beverage offerings.

“We are looking forward to welcoming customers back into our stores from 15 June, and have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that every one of our stores will be compliant with government guidelines when we do,” the company said.

Frasers Group has already opened most of its 233 European stores over the last few weeks.

The Government has said non-essential stores may open if they conform to guidelines on safety, the full guidance can be read here.

Other large chains to confirm re-opening plans include John Lewis, Next, Joules, Ted Baker and Kurt Geiger who are all taking phased approach to the process.

Frasers Group has opened most of its 233 stores in other European markets in recent weeks.