// Frasers Group says Sports Direct, Flannels and Jack Wills to reopen on June 15
// House of Fraser stores will reopen later in the week, depending on guidance advice
// Frasers Group has already reopened 233 European stores over the last few weeks
Frasers Group has said it will reopen its Sports Direct, Flannels and Jack Wills stores in England from June 15 but its House of Fraser stores won’t reopen until a few days later.
The Mike Ashley-owned company said the stores reopening will be done so in line with the government’s recent announcement that all non-essential shops will have their lockdown lifted from June 15.
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It said it would reopen its House of Fraser stores later that week, depending on further guidance around store size limitations and food and beverage offerings.
It comes after Frasers Group reopened most of its 233 in other European markets over the last few weeks.
Ashley has reportedly appointed a specialist team to review and adjust health and safety measures within stores to protect staff and customers as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
“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,” a Frasers Group spokeswoman said.
Other non-essential retailers that have confirmed reopening plans include John Lewis, Debenhams, Ted Baker, Joules, The Entertainer, Next and Harrods.