Huawei opens first UK retail store
Huawei has opened its first retail store in the UK at London’s Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
The move comes as the company enters its 20th year operating in the UK.
The store offers shoppers the chance to gets hands-on customer service and experience new technology from Huawei’s range of audio, wearable, PC, tablet and smartphone products. The shop also stocks a collection of home and lifestyle products from Huawei partners.
Huawei is initially planning to have three stores operating in the UK. The Westfield Stratford City store will create up to 15 new jobs for local people and will act as a key support hub to customers together with the Huawei Service Centre that opened in Wembley last year.
Anson Zhang, chief executive Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “We’ve seen great success with the Huawei online store, and are looking forward to further supporting our millions of UK customers with a physical store in one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, Westfield Stratford City.
“The UK is a hugely important market for us, and we’re pleased to be able to offer customers the opportunity to pick up new technology in-store, in addition to a superior customer service experience. As well as being a key milestone for Huawei in the UK, we’re excited that this will open up more jobs to Stratford residents and help support the British economy.”
Huawei has also recently opened flagship stores in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris and launched a second store in Shanghai in June.
Sir Andrew Cahn, director of Huawei Technologies, said: “2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, not least the UK high street. Huawei has faced its own challenges in the UK, but we remain as committed as ever to serving the UK market and in particular our legions of customers who enjoy our retail products. This wonderful new store, and the opportunities it creates, is a great sign of that commitment, our faith in Westfield and business in the UK as a whole.”
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