Next to open in-store restaurants in Gino D’Acampo partnership

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Gino D'Acampo

Next has announced plans to open restaurants and prosecco bars inside its stores, starting with two of its most popular northern outlets.

In a partnership with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo, Next is set to open its first 210-seat diner in the 70,000sq ft store in Kingswood Retail Park in Hull. Alongside the restaurant area and open kitchen, will be a deli, book and grocery store.

Next’s Manchester Arndale property, the retailer’s biggest store currently undergoing major refurbishment, will follow closely.

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“Gino D’Acampo not only serves great Italian food, his price points are accessible to all, which is a great fit for Next,” a spokesperson for the TV chef said.

The move will put next in league with the UK’s leading department stores like Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser and comes amid a £150 million overhaul of its estate.

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