Holland & Barrett has renewed its partnership with Tesco and is now rolling out two new concessions in the retailer’s stores around the UK.
According to The Grocer, the health and wellness retailer will be opening a new H&B concession in a Tesco Extra store in Walkden, Greater Manchester. It follows the opening of a ‘store within a store’ at a Tesco Extra store in Longton, Staffordshire, in July.
They are the first new UK sites since 2019, and there are now more sites planned over the coming months.
The concessions were first introduced into Tesco’s larger format Extra stores in 2016 as part of an initial six-store pilot, which was later expanded nationwide.
For H&B, the concessions are seen as a way of reaching a new type of customer outside of its specialist health and wellness consumer.
The store expansion plans comes as Holland & Barrett has removed CBD products from sale including the canned drink Trip, following the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) decision to cut the recommended daily maximum dosage of the medicinal item.
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H&B property & format director, Nick Gerrard told The Grocer: “We regularly review our property plan to make sure we’re in the places that are most convenient to our customers,”
“We’re continuing to invest heavily in high streets across the UK and ROI, through our extensive programme of refits and new store openings this financial year. As part of this we’re continuing to work with the Tesco team to look at further opportunities to expand our partnership.”
A Tesco spokesman said: “We are pleased to have opened a new Holland & Barrett concession at our Walkden Extra store.
“We’re growing our partnership with Holland & Barrett and are excited to open a number of new concessions at our stores over the coming months.”
Earlier this year, Holland & Barrett became the first UK retailer to stock European fitness brand, Foodspring.