Peel Outlets, owner and operator of Gloucester Quays, has today announced figures showing a dramatic increase in trading for the financial year to date, reporting an 18% rise in footfall and 13% rise in sales.

With an ever-growing number of premium brands, new openings include fashion retailers Fat Face and Bench, as well as restaurant Carluccio’s. It has also become the first outlet to sign Tricker’s, a luxury heritage shoe brand founded in 1829 and bestowed with a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Since January alone, Gloucester Quays has opened 14 new stores, comprising 40,000 sq ft of retail space. These have included fashion retailers Clarks, Sketchers and Jaeger, and restaurants Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bella Italia, and Bill’s.

Martin Mason, Tricker’s Managing Director, commented, “We are very excited to have opened a store at Gloucester Quays. This is our first standalone outlet and is part of our on-going strategy to develop and grow the Tricker’s brand. There is a strong selection of brands at Gloucester Quays which I feel will complement Tricker’s and we hope the customers will be as excited about the new store as we are.”

Richard Rawlings, Centre Manager at Gloucester Quays, comments, “The outlet continues to grow at a tremendous rate and has developed a significant momentum which we expect to continue into the Christmas period, 2016 and beyond.”

Since 2013, Peel Outlets has re-branded and transformed Gloucester Quays as a ‘lifestyle concept’ through detailed research, enabling it to match the right tenant brands with key customer demographics. This unique formula has evidently been proven to deliver significant increases in dwell-time and sales. The outlet currently has 85% of its retail space let, with opportunities for retailers to register interest for 2016 and beyond.

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