Next to launch new beauty concept in five Hammerson flagship destinations (GB)

NEXT to launch new beauty concept in five Hammerson flagship destinations (GB)

Hammerson acting together with NEXT will launch new The Beauty Hall from NEXT premium beauty retail format in five of its flagship destinations. The aim is to create a premium retail environment for Beauty to complement the offer NEXT already carries through its Online Beauty business. NEXT currently sells over 200 beauty brands and is set to launch many new brands during this year. The new concept will replace Debenhams’ beauty halls at Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham, The Oracle, Reading, Highcross, Leicester, Silverburn, Glasgow and Centrale in Croydon.


Health & Beauty has been one of the most resilient categories in retail in recent years, and is expected to return to growth when lockdown measures are eased. Physical retail is also the most popular channel for health & beauty purchases, as in-store advice is a crucial part of the shopper journey. Spend per head in the category is highest amongst the 25 – 44 year old age group, making it a key target sector for a number of brands.


David Atkins, Hammerson Chief Executive, said: “This is a challenging time for all of us, so it’s really encouraging to see strong, innovative brands like NEXT work with us to plan for the future. This is the right decision not only for consumers but for our communities more broadly, as it will create employment prospects and support local economies all over the country. This is another example of how we are repurposing department store space and improving the shopping experience for consumers. The Beauty Hall from NEXT is a great concept and it’s a real vote of confidence in our flagship destinations that NEXT has chosen these locations to launch its new offer.”


Simon Wolfson, NEXT’s Chief Executive said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with existing and new beauty brand partners to create a new force in beauty retailing - bringing our Online business to life through premium store environments in some of the UK’s most important retail locations.”

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