Virgin Media unveils retail expansion plans

Virgin Media is to open its first London high street stores by the end of the year as part of a bid to treble its retail footprint ‘in a year’.

It has already upped its total of own-branded stores to 27 this year with openings in central Birmingham, Plymouth, Bromley, Leeds and Leicester.

The mobile to broadband retailer will open two stores in London “in the coming months.”

It also says it plans to expand further over the next three years with a new “retail lite” concept. The “shops without walls” concept will start appearing in shopping centres across the UK including Meadowhall in Sheffield, The Victoria Centre in Nottingham and The Ropewalk in Nuneaton.

The new concept is designed to “showcase the digital home.”

Virgin Media saw a record fall in its churn rate and added 7,100 in new customers in the first three months of this year.

Latest from Marketing Week

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here